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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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International Baccalaureate Programme

The application window for the 2020-21 school year is January 1 - 31, 2020. 


For the International Baccalaureate program at Mount Rainier High School, up to 15 seats per graduating year will be reserved for each of the high school service areas (Highline, Tyee and Evergreen). If more than 15 students apply from each service area, a lottery system will be implemented. 

Applications are open to incoming 9th,10th and 11th-grade students. 

Application Information

During the application window, use our online application portal to complete and submit an application. Create an account using an email address or mobile phone number. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.

If you cannot finish an application in one sitting, click "Save Progress," and resume the application at any time. For technical questions about how to submit an application, please contact support by email support@schoolmint.com or call 855-957-3535.

Space is limited. A lottery process is used when applications exceed capacity. The lottery for the 2020-21 school year will take place on March 2. Families will be notified via SchoolMint on March 2 whether students are accepted or placed on a waitlist. Full lottery results, including waitlist order will be posted as a news story on our website on March 3 by end of day.  

Information Session

Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

About the IB Program

Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

To learn more about the IB Learner Profile and view a video please click here:  Learner Profile detail and video

History in Highline Public Schools

  • Mount Rainier High School has offered the IB Diploma Programme since 1987. 
  • Mount Rainier High School has offered the IB Middle Years Programme since 2017.

Visit International Baccalaureate Organization's website for more information.