Our Vision

We envision students of the Mandela International Magnet School (MIMS) graduating with the initiative, vision, desire, and tools to be agents of positive change in our global community. MIMS will equip students with the linguistic, cultural, and academic skills, as well as with the emotional intelligence needed, to be active and responsible world citizens, disciplined learners, and compassionate, principled and innovative decision makers.

Our Mission

The Mandela International Magnet School is a public school of choice for students in grades 7 – 12 where learning via intellectual curiosity and inquiry are at the core of all we do.  By utilizing the International Baccalaureate curriculum and its Learner Profile, students will succeed academically and actively use their diverse talents to work towards creating a better and more peaceful world.

Our Core Values

Mandela’s Way:

  • Education is liberation.
  • People thrive in an environment of physical, emotional and intellectual safety. See the Good in Others.
  • The spirit of inquiry and life-long learning is essential  to flourishing in a dynamic world.  It’s a Long Game.
  • An environment of high expectations raises standards of achievement. 
  •  Look the Part, Be the Part.
  • Individuals are a part of, and have a responsibility for, the health of their local and global communities. Have a Core Principle.
  • Individuals learn in different ways.
  • Our community is enriched by our diversity. Ubuntu.
  • Our students learn more from what we do than what we say.
  •   Lead from the front and the back.

* Title “Mandela’s Way” taken from Mandela’s Way, 15 Lessons in Life, Love and Courage by Richard Stengel