Eugene IHS Mission Statement:
As global citizens at Eugene International High School, we aspire to value diversity,
ambiguity, and discovery and to act with responsibility, integrity, and compassion.
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2004 winner International Studies Schools Association Award for
Excellence in International Education
2007 winner Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education

Eugene International High School Staff 2015-2016





Eugene IHS Office @ South:
400 E. 19th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Eugene IHS Office @ Sheldon:
2455 Willakenzie Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Eugene IHS Office @ Churchill:
1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Head Teacher:
Jessica Schabtach

IB Coordinator:
Marilyn Curtis


November 10 Eugene IHS Site Council Meeting, South Eugene, Rm 538 4:15pm
November 12 Travel Scholarship Applications due by 3:30pm
November 16 Eugene IHS Parent Group meeting, Ed Center Auditorium 7:00pm SOUTH EUGENE RM 538 (new parents welcome)
November 20 IB Extended Essays (Senior Papers) Due
November 26-27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day
December 7 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Dev/Planning
December 8 - Trimester 2 Begins-B DAY
December 8 - Eugene IHS Site Council Mtg, South Eugene, Rm 538, 4:15pm
December 21-January 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
January 4 - NO SCHOOL-Furlough Day
January 5 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Dev
January 6 - Classes Resume - B DAY
January 12 - Eugene IHS Site Council Mtg, South Eugene, Rm 538, 4:15pm
January 18 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
January 25 - Eugene IHS Parent Group Mtg, South Eugene, Rm 538, 7:00pm (all parents welcome)

Please consult your high school and district calendars for other important events.
**Click on the "CALENDAR" link to the right for more dates**



Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend.  If you are curious about the world, love languages, and learning in a close-knit, unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice. 

Admission into Eugene IHS is through the online 4J School Choice lottery. The lottery deadline has passed; however, you can still fill out an online post-lottery application and will be notified by email if space becomes available.

·  School Choice Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY at
·  No paper applications will be provided or accepted.
·  The online form is available in just about any language.

If you have an interest in the world, love languages and culture, and enjoy learning in a close-knit,
unique environment, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS. 

Click here to read our enrollment information letter that was sent to 8th grade families in our attendance area.
For more information please contact one of our offices.



Some of our needs remain unfulfilled here at Eugene IHS. Help us create a fund to sustain our school and potentially reduce class sizes. Please consider donating to Eugene IHS, through EEF.

In the wake of budget cuts, we are experiencing increasing class sizes and difficulties in keeping up the rich curriculum that make Eugene International High School such a successful global learning experience.
Your financial support can help us continue to provide the kind of education we have
been dedicated to for over 20 years.

Please consider making a donation now. You can donate online at: Be sure to designate EUGENE IHS. Or you can send a check to: Eugene Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1015, Eugene, Oregon 97440. Make check payable to: EEF/Eugene IHS.

For more information go to or call 541-790-7744. Donors will be appropriately acknowledged. All gifts are tax deductible.

If you have any questions, you can contact any of the Eugene International High School Offices.



Suzanne Jarvis is our Learning Support Specialist. She is available
to assist students with Eugene IHS assignments. Her main priority is students
who need additional support with reading and writing strategies.
Please contact her if you would like her to work with your student.
Click here for her contact information.


Eugene International High School, winner of the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation prize for Excellence in International Education, began 27 years ago in the Eugene School District. 
The school celebrated by hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning.  The theme for the evening was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.”  The program included Dwayne Adcock, original founder of Eugene IHS who spoke about the history of the school, former student and Eugene IHS benefactor Brian O’Kelley spoke on the future of international education, and  Halle Shirk, a current student and Project Our Turn creator offered her insights on the importance of an international education.  The evening kicked-off with the Lion Dancers from the Chinese American Benevolent Association and student performances from musicians to dancers provided wonderful entertainment! The event was attended by alumni, retirees, parents, and current staff and students.
Click here to see pictures of our 25th Anniversary Celebration


"I never fully appreciated all that Eugene IHS had given me until I stepped into my first college lecture.  I learned very quickly just how prepared I was to be in that type of environment, and how comfortable I was with that transition into higher education.  I will never forget the great relationships I formed with my teachers and classmates, and will always thank the program for developing and cultivating within me a genuine interest in the acquisition of knowledge.”
--Allison Wonn, Class of 2012

"Attending an all-women's college, I inevitably have peers who hail from all-girl's high schools with the traditional ‘upper class privilege’ that comes with the territory.  In describing my background, I am asked what schools I attended before, and surprise is often a response I get when others learn that I had an entirely public education.  I have had the privilege of growing up in a community where language immersion, an IB education, and the term ‘global citizen’ is not only readily available, but considered a necessity.  IB had me prepared to be a competitive and versatile student in college, and I know I will continue to use the skills I gained in high school in the future. Eugene IHS gave us a great opportunity to grow both academically and personally. I found I was able to perform well under academic pressure in college, and make connections across concepts and subjects. The IB has been integral in my ability to truly appreciate both my past and current projects. I think there is a certain skill developed in this program that encompasses both critical thinking and empathy towards other lenses.”
--Lydia Pomeroy-Hale, Class of 2011

"Nothing prepares you better for success
than Eugene IHS!"
--Sarah (Withrow) King, Class of 1996

Click HERE to read more "Testimonials" from Eugene IHS alumni.

Student speaking at Pan-African Conference Project Our TurnStudent giving thumbs up on a class project about VietnamEurasian Conference Students in class