SAE To Launch New International High School in Jerusalem in September 2022

The MBHS International School will offer the International Baccalaureate ® (IB) Diploma Program, a world-class, international program that culminates in an international diploma recognized by leading universities worldwide.

The Society for Advancement of Education, Jerusalem (SAE) continues to reimagine education in Israel by launching a world-class internationally recognized high school diploma program in English.

Based at Mae Boyar High School, widely considered one of the leading high schools and board schools in Israel, MBHS International will open in September 2022 following the internationally admired International Baccalaureate Program**.

The program is intended for international students starting in 11th grades and for Israeli students starting 10th and 11th grades*. It combines social and academic excellence with global-mindedness and multiculturalism. It is appropriate for curious, motivated, and open-minded students who are looking to improve, expand and deepen their critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills in a diverse setting.

IB programs are the gold standard in college preparatory education. IB is recognized worldwide for emphasis on students’ personal development and success in fostering creative, curious, and committed learners who are ready for world-class higher education. IB diploma graduates are more likely than their non-IB peers to attend highly selective colleges.

Enrollment is currently open for students from the United States. To find out more, click here or contact Kate Nachman, Director of Outreach and Admissions.

“MBHS International aspires to foster a multinational framework of academic excellence and global citizenship in  Jerusalem,” explains founding principal Shachar Yanai, “for student leaders from Jewish communities around the world; empowering them to develop their identity and explore their connection to Israel and the Jewish world.”

“MBHS International provides a rigorous educational program,” says Eden Israeli, SAE’s Director of Learning Processes, “aimed at cultivating knowledgeable, open minded, caring students with intercultural sensitivity who are dedicated to making the world a better and more peaceful place.”

MBHS International founding principal Shachar Yanai introduces this pioneering new high school.

Students will experience a program taught in English that opens up a world of future opportunities and allows them to reimagine their high school experience. Among the unique aspects of MBHI International:

  • Unique pedagogical approach with diverse and innovative teaching methods
  • In-depth learning in small groups with individualized attention
  • Learning in English at Boyar, one of the leading high schools in Israel
  • Global experience with students and faculty from around the world
  • Developing students’ creativity, caring, and critical thinking
  • World-Class Diploma – International Language,
  • International Level, International Experience

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*Israeli students have the option to study as day students or as boarding students.
** MBHS International is a Candidate School for the IB DP program. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programs, visit

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