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Quick Facts

  • Henderson, NV USA
  • 14 acre campus
  • Preschool (3 yrs) - 8th grade
  • school community representing over 30 countries
  • Personalized learning plan for each student
  • 100% of graduates accepted to high school of their choice

Our Stories

“#1 benefit is the "personalized learning plan" where the teacher works with the parents to identify areas of improvement for each individual child, because each subject is not one-size-fits-all. I love the "specials" that my daughter never had before like music, art, science lab, Spanish and PE. I also like that there is study hall after school available, and clubs. HIS is very well-rounded and I applaud their commitment to developing my child's social skills in addition to academics. One additional perk I am really enjoying, as a mom, is the level of parent involvement allowed and having a PTA. Since we've joined HIS, everyone has been so eager to help us fit in. Truly loving this school.”

-Jen Grant, parent

“When considering a school for our daughters six years ago, the quality of the education was the primary concern for my partner and me as parents. But for our family, of equal importance was the sense of community and a welcoming environment. With Henderson International School, we had a feeling of inclusion from the day we stepped on campus. This is the environment we want for our children.”

-John Pinocci, Parent

“Henderson International School provides students with the opportunity to learn at their own pace, to experience the arts and sports. Classes are taught by nurturing and caring teachers, who make learning fun. This is the kind of school I would have loved for my own daughters to have attended.”

-Debbie Levy, LS Art Teacher

Teacher Highlight

As the Performing Arts teacher here at Henderson International School, I have the unique honor of teaching across all of the grade levels.  In my six years here, I have looked for opportunities to have the Lower School students and the Middle School students integrate.  I want the Kindergarten students to get to know the older students and I want our older students to learn to be caring role models and student leaders for the younger grades.  Additionally, it is beneficial for the Kindergarteners to see the older students as peers that they can trust.  I sought to accomplish these goals through a collaborative Morning Meeting/Circle of Power and Respect between the Kindergarten and seventh grade students. According to the Developmental Design model, Morning Meeting sets the tone for respectful learning, establishes a climate of trust, motivates students to feel significant, creates empathy, encourages collaboration, and supports social, emotional, and academic learning. Circle of Power and Respect builds community and provides a daily structure that ensures young adolescents have a regular, safe opportunity to meet their needs for relationship, autonomy, competence, and fun in a school appropriate way.  Both components of Morning Meeting and CPR include greeting, sharing and activity.  Listed below are examples of how we run our integrated meetings. Greeting We all start sitting in a circle.  I explain to both classes that they have one minute to greet as many “new” friends as they can.  The seventh graders have to greet the Kindergarteners and the little ones can only greet the older students. They all have to walk around the room and say, “Hi, my name is ______.  Nice to meet you.” Sharing Our first meeting we had a Kindergartener and a seventh grader each pair up.  They each had to ask three questions to find out more about their new friends.  I gave them all about 3-5 minutes.  Then I had the students share out with the group all of the new things they learned about their new friend.  At other times, we have an all-group share:  I will ask a question and each student must share their response with the group. Activity For our activities I like to play simple games and acting games with the students.  Examples include an acting game called The Living Museum and the ever popular Duck, Duck, Goose.  Living Museum targets the educational areas of concentration and physical work. In this game the museum has come to life, but you can’t let the night guards see you or you'll be removed from the display and sent to storage.  Duck Duck Goose gets kids to be active and make choices, and encourages them to pick all students, not just their friends. It encourages social interaction, is a great icebreaker and promotes team building. So far, we have had several cross-grade level meetings and it has been a great success.  The Kindergarteners are thrilled when their seventh grade friends come to visit, while the seventh graders have enjoyed interacting with the Kindergarteners.  Both groups have discovered that despite the difference in age, we actually all have a lot in common.  -Jillian Petrelli Performing Arts Teacher

Jillian Petrelli - Developmental Design Across the Grade Levels

Student Highlight

Congratulations to our 6th grader Emma! She received a unique honor this week from Jana's RedRoom gallery, when the gallery owners asked to display her art at Downtown's First Friday gallery crawl. Emma is the youngest artist to have work displayed here, and we are so excited to see her beautiful geometric portrait among the amazing work featured at First Friday.  Emma said the geometric design is a tribute to her "mathematician's heart." Great work Emma!

6th grader Emma to be featured at Jana's RedRoom Gallery

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  • Main Office: 702.818.2100
  • Admissions: 702.818.2122
  • Address
  • 1165 Sandy Ridge Ave.
  • Henderson, Nevada 89052
  • USA

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