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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

“The #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...” read more

- Jen Grant, Current Lower School 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...” read more

- John Pinocci, Current Middle School Parent

“From the drone competition and 3D printing to providing violin lessons, Henderson International is teaching students the critical thinking skills necessary to enter professions that have not yet been created and to use technology that has not yet been invented.”

- Erika A. Christensen '04, Director of Development, UNLV

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Teacher Highlight

For Claire Tau, Spanish is all about her passion for exploration, adventure and being active. She's not afraid to rough it either. When she finished her semester abroad in college, she rented a car and drove throughout Europe, often sleeping in the back seat and cooking meals on a tiny camp stove. Mrs. Tau holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Appalachian State University and a Master's degree in Special Education. She has been teaching for eight years, and there is a lot she loves about this profession. "I like when I can step back and witness my students having fun with language. Between role-playing scenes from a story, presenting social media advice to a pretend audience of Spanish-speaking grandmas, or choreographing dance moves to Spanish songs, a lot of laughter has taken place in my classroom," she said.  She said the key for her is being a lifelong learner, and creating that spirit for her students.  "As a Spanish teacher, I get to continue my exploration and study of the language while passing along that passion to the next generation of world-changers!" she said. Mrs. Tau and her husband get their kicks rock climbing at Red Rock and Yosemite. (four grueling days to get to the top of El Capitan!) When they're not scaling mountainsides, she's hanging out with her two cats and two young daughters.  Be sure to say Hola! when you see her around campus. 

Meet Mrs. Tau, Middle School Spanish

Student Highlight

This past winter, about a dozen HIS students completed the PSAT, SAT or ACT college entrance exams as part of our affiliation with the Center for Bright Kids. Lynus’ exceptionally high ACT score caught the attention of Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Duke’s program recognizes the top five percent of seventh graders in the country, and Lynus will be honored at the 2017 Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University in Raleigh, NC on May 22. But Lynus’ scores weren’t just high, they were among the highest of the top five percent, qualifying him to take courses at an elite summer program on the campuses of Davidson College, Wake Forest and Trinity College, as well as online courses. Duke University describes the summer program as “challenging, offering an advanced intellectual experience that is equivalent to a semester-long college course.” Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth also took notice of Lynus’ high marks. He has been invited to the campus of Johns Hopkins University to receive high honors at the Grand Ceremony this fall. As one of the top performing honorees in the country for his age group, Lynus is invited to participate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Intensive Studies Program in both math and humanities every year until he graduates from high school.   Lynus is a true Wolverine. He has attended HIS since preschool and continues to grow every year as an exceptional student, musician, global citizen and role model for younger students. 

High ACT score earns seventh grader prestigious honors

Contact Us

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

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