Mission & Vision

Midtown International School serves gifted and academically superior students who thrive in small class environments. The globally-minded curriculum and problem-based instruction create a community of engaged global leaders dedicated to the values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and justice.

The school immerses students in a diversity of viewpoints that transcend national, ethnic, and socio-economic boundaries. Problem solving and critical thinking are the foundation of our integrated curriculum, developing inquisitive, flexible, and collaborative thinkers who will be successful in an ever-changing global society.

MIS ignites the educational and social learning of gifted students through advanced instruction in science, math, and technology; arts integration across the curriculum; development of student leadership and peer collaboration; strategic community partnerships; and international travel for all upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

Our Promise

Midtown International School is Atlanta’s home for globally minded, gifted learners where high-ability and highly inquisitive students forge empowering and self-actualizing relationships with devoted and expert teachers, with exceptionally talented and supportive peers, and with the limitless act of learning itself.

In a school where teachers serve as trusted guides, and equally curious co-learners; where classrooms transform daily into kinetic problem-solving laboratories; where travel opportunities expand worldviews and catalyze new thinking; where world languages prove essential rather than supplemental; where intellectual bravery and social courage reap their own rewards; where imagination illuminates every classroom; where authentic, meaningful, and applied scholarship knows no bounds and is unconfined by artificial ceilings or imposed standards; and where no one waits to learn, MIS students think, debate, create, problem-solve, synthesize, and flourish, becoming their best selves, growing in both confidence and ability, and falling in love with school and with learning as they recognize their capacity to accomplish great feats and navigate our ever-converging world.

Because MIS sees, meets, and challenges all students where they are—turning differences into strengths, quirks into capacities– MIS students fulfill their outsized potential, come into their own, grow in self-awareness, interpersonal influence, and global perspective, and recognize limits for what they are: challenges to overcome on the path to purpose and fulfillment.

Midtown International School is Atlanta’s home for globally minded, gifted learners where high-ability and highly inquisitive students forge empowering and self-actualizing relationships with devoted and expert teachers, with exceptionally talented and supportive peers, and with the limitless act of learning itself.

Six middle school students sit and stand around a table doing homework on laptops. Two students high-five.

In a school where teachers serve as trusted guides, and equally curious co-learners; where classrooms transform daily into kinetic problem-solving laboratories; where travel opportunities expand worldviews and catalyze new thinking; where world languages prove essential rather than supplemental; where intellectual bravery and social courage reap their own rewards; where imagination illuminates every classroom; where authentic, meaningful, and applied scholarship knows no bounds and is unconfined by artificial ceilings or imposed standards; and where no one waits to learn, MIS students think, debate, create, problem-solve, synthesize, and flourish, becoming their best selves, growing in both confidence and ability, and falling in love with school and with learning as they recognize their capacity to accomplish great feats and navigate our ever-converging world.

A young student sitting with chin resting on her folded arms, contemplating her next move in a game of chess

Because MIS sees, meets, and challenges all students where they are—turning differences into strengths, quirks into capacities– MIS students fulfill their outsized potential, come into their own, grow in self-awareness, interpersonal influence, and global perspective, and recognize limits for what they are: challenges to overcome on the path to purpose and fulfillment.

A young student writes words in Spanish on a whiteboard