San José High School


Our Vision

Preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.

Our Mission

Uniting as one community, we elevate opportunities for all.

IB World School

Providing students with an outstanding education since 1863. San José High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We offer the prestigious IB Diploma Porgramme, a rigorous pre-university certification curriculum for academically talented students in grades 11-12, as well as the Middle Years Programme for grades 9-10. SJHS also offers the IB Career Certificate Programme that specifically addresses the needs of students who wish to engage in career-related education. The IB Programme successfully provides students a framework of academic challenge, enrichment, and life skills to a truly diverse student body.

We are proud to have been the first school in Silicon Valley to offer the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program to high school students. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program prepares students for college majors and careers through an advanced, college preparatory curriculum using the same concepts, equipment, and software employed by industry professionals. Students graduate from this program better prepared for high-level career opportunities of the 21st century. 

All of our courses of study use unique rubrics aligned to the IB World and California Common Core State Standards. San José High School is dedicated to providing all students a rigorous education focused on opportunities beyond graduation aligned to our district vision and mission.

We welcome you to visit and learn more about our Bulldog community!