MIMS: Educating the Whole Person for the Whole World

Welcome to the home of Mandela International Magnet School, the only equal access public International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Santa Fe.  As a fully authorized IB school, we serve students in grades 7-10 with the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and grades 11-12 with the Diploma Programme (DP).  As an IB World School, we fully embrace the tenets and mission of the IB to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  

Mandela opened its doors four years ago with the intention of providing a unique and rich academic opportunity for the entirety of the Santa Fe community.  As such, we serve a diverse population of students who are interested in a rigorous education that emphasizes international engagement and cultural competency.  Our stated mission is to empower learners to become compassionate and principled decision makers and responsible world citizens, and to provide the skills and tools so that our students can become agents of positive change.

As part of our programming, we offer a rich academic setting that includes world music, orchestra, theater, visual arts and a choice of either Spanish or Chinese as a second language.  Our students experience an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on teaching students how to learn for understanding through a concept-based curricula - not just content acquisition. In addition to being an IB school, we embrace the ideology of Harvard Project Zero, an education research group dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning and thinking.  Project Zero’s focus on visual thinking, the creation of agency through the design process and teaching within global context align with our school’s mission. Most of our professional development outside of the IB requirements are Project Zero based.

If you are interested in learning more about MIMS, what it means to be an IB World School, the MYP and DP, Project Zero or the extra-curricular opportunities we provide, please visit us at our Pathfinder website.


Ahlum Scarola



mandela international magnet school 1604 agua fria st santa fe nm 87505
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