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Mission & Vision

International Baccalaureate Mission 

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.



Vista Unified School District


Our vision in Vista Unified School District is to be the model of educational excellence and innovation.


The purpose of Vista Unified School District is to inspire each and every student to persevere as critical-thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real-world problems.


Respect: Treating all with dignity.

Trust: Having confidence that every decision focuses on the best interests of all students.

Collaboration: Working in a collective partnership with clear two-way dialogue that builds relationships among home, school and the community.





Students will be literate, reflective and critical thinkers in all areas of interaction who transfer knowledge and embrace diversity within a global society. Multiple opportunities for success through the implementation of an IB MYP aligned curriculum and utilizing differentiated instruction, technology, assessment and analysis of data will support academic achievement in a safe learning environment.



We envision a school community where all Members are respected, valued and empowered to be socially responsible decision makers in the 21st century.

Four Pillars

Four Pillars

Engage, Achieve, Belong and Design at VMMS!

ENGAGE - Students will engage in inquiry and critical thinking to make meaning of content that will remain with them not for 40 days, or 40 months, but 40 years.

ACHIEVE - As a result of innovative instructional practices, students will be able to be active participants in learning rather than recipients of knowledge.

BELONG - Students will make meaningful connections through their academic, social and personal goals.

DESIGN - Students will be able to create novel solutions to real world problems through the four elements of the design cycle: investigate, plan, create and evaluate.