Missoula International School continues to grow up along with its students, many of whom attended MIS from its founding in 1995. MIS alumni today are on the move, whether they achieve top of their class, become winners in State Speech & Debate tournaments, complete high school language classes at the AP college level, begin the first IB Diploma Program offered to Missoula high school students at Hellgate High School, or enter college via early acceptance, the strong academic and social foundation at MIS serves students for life.

Congratulations to the IB Diploma Program graduates:  Ava, Georgia, Lia and Hannah!

Congratulations to the high school graduates of 2017!

These students are off to Colorado College, Occidental College, Soka University, MSU, University of Montana, Gonzaga, Carroll College, Macalester College and DigiPen Institute of Technology. Others are taking a gap year to travel and explore.

MIS Alumni, Please stay in touch! Send MIS updates on your studies, your goals, and your successes! Visit MIS Alumni on Facebook or come say hello!

Alumni Abroad

Stella, class of 2011, is in Valparaiso, Chile for the semester.  She is studying Political Science at Colorado College.

Lucy, class of 2011, spent part of the semester studying in Thailand.  Lucy attends Cal Poly University.


Julian class of 2017

Julian was selected as one of  30 of the top middle school scientists in the country who competed in the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students on October 21st in Washington, D.C.

His 8th grade science fair project created a water-based lens.  He started by asking “Can an auto-focusing water-based lens be used at different distances?”  He used his knowledge of robotics and programming to design a new type of eyeglasses. “My hypothesis was that if I built and programmed my eyeglasses correctly, then the device would change to an appropriate focus by manipulating the shape of the lenses from convex to concave,”

“These talented students will be on hand to discuss their science and engineering projects with students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers and members of the general public who share their enthusiasm for science and engineering during this free project showcase.

These 30 students were selected out of 300 Top Broadcom MASTERS, nearly 2,500 applicants and more than 6,000 students who were nominated.” from the Broadcom MASTERS website

MIS alums in Theatre

Gracie (2014)moved to Salt Lake City to attend the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts.  Her current productions include the Utah Shakespeare Festival and a Chorus Line where she will play Connie.

Molly (2013) has attend the MCT Performing Arts Camps since she was in middle school.  Her love of performing has led her to perform stand-up comedy at various venues in Missoula.  Molly is off to Occidental College to pursue a degree in Theatre Arts with a possible minor in a science related field.

Hayden (2016) has also attended the MCT Performing Arts Camps and has performed in MCT community theatre productions.  This fall, Hayden has been cast in the Hellgate High School production of “All About Eve”


Ava (2013) was named one of 42 Montana students as U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates.  Ava is attending Colorado College.

Calvin, Class of 2016

Calvin competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) advancing to nationals as the only freshman in the local chapter.  He placed 25th out of 150 applicants from around the country.  This summer, he was invited to attend two prestigious camps/conferences.  The first was a business forum at Stanford and the other, a leadership and financial concepts conference at the University of Washington.  Calvin also attended the Montana Rotary  Youth Leadership Awakening camp.

“Some of the clubs that I am doing through school and have previously done are BPA, the Hellgate Finance Academy, Student Government, Key Club, Math Club, Montana Model United Nations, Spanish Club and Latin Club. This year I am joining SAVE (Students Against Violating the Enviornment) and Speech and Debate and am Vice President of BPA, Treasurer of Key Club, and was  Co-freshman class president last year, and am running for Sophomore class president this year.