​150 Newbury Street  Boston Massachusetts 02116

Mission Statement

The Muriel S. Snowden International School at Copley is a multicultural, multilingual urban high school in the center of Copley Square, Boston. Snowden International is a college preparatory high school with an international studies and world language focus that offers a rigorous academic curriculum. The school's mission is to foster a community in which individual students, faculty, and families function together to sustain global awareness and responsibility, high academic achievement, and the ability to succeed in a diverse American society.


Snowden International School

Snowden International School

Snowden's Profile


  • International studies focus for all students
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and certificate program
  • Requires four years of world language study, history, science, and math
  • Requires community service hours
  • Promotes responsibility with open campus (classes held in three buildings)
  • Promotes global learning via international travel study
  • Promotes inquiry, critical thinking, risk-taking, intercultural understanding and respect
  • High academic standards: Passing grade is a C- in all courses
  • Many opportunities to engage families, including two parent-teacher conferences each year
  • After school support through Calderwood Writing Center and college tutors 


School partners

Freedom House, Calderwood Writing Center, Art Science Prize, Boston Scholar Athletes, Boston Private Industry Council, Princeton Association of New England mentoring program, the Phelex Foundation, Boston Public Health Commission