Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Missoula International School inspires principled global citizens and lifelong learners through a challenging bilingual education from preschool to eighth grade.

Our Vision

At MIS, we believe our community of learners will impact the world in positive ways as we embrace international friendships, share information and ideas in multiple languages, and forge creative solutions through cross-cultural dialogue.

Our Values


We value an academic culture that nurtures individual responsibility and inspires members to work together and serve the local and global community. We value the transformation that takes place when members of our community—students, families, faculty and friends—learn and work together.

We value relationships that connect people to each other. We seek connection with people of diverse perspectives in multiple languages. We recognize that learning languages connects people across cultural borders and enhances individual capabilities.


We value a safe and nurturing environment that promotes freedom of expression and a culture of creativity. We recognize that the process of inquiry inspires creativity and critical thinking. We recognize that taking academic and artistic risks develops confidence and nurtures a well-rounded individual.


At MIS, diverse perspectives, cultures, backgrounds and identities are integral to our school culture and educational program. Therefore, we actively recruit, welcome, and nurture an inclusive community of students, families, trustees, faculty and staff. We honor, value, and celebrate our similarities and differences, recognizing that a commitment to equity requires us to continually challenge and evolve our curriculum, policies, perspectives and practices.