Welcome From the Principal

Kit Carson is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Program in grades 7-10. We have been authorized to teach the Diploma Programme (grades 11-12) and we will began offering DP instruction in 2017-18 to our 11th and 12th graders.  As we have fully expanded to be a 7th-12th grade IB school, the School Board voted to change our name from Kit Carson Middle to Kit Carson International Academy

The school climate at Kit Carson supports a multi-culturally rich environment where diversity is celebrated and we believe that diversity enhances the positive experiences of our students.  Currently we serve a student population from many communities of the greater Sacramento area.

Long-time residents of the East Sac community have fond memories of the original building which was constructed in 1933, and of the storied past of the school. The “new” Kit Carson, built in 1976, recognizes time-honored Pioneer traditions while at the same time focusing on progressive, forward thinking instructional practices which have led us to this IB path.  Our new construction and renovation completed in 2017 corresponds with this vision of blending our historic past while looking to the future.

Our work is guided by a focus on improving achievement through student centered instruction.  With college and career readiness through an International Baccalaureate educational experience being the goal for all Kit Carson students, our unifying slogan is, “The road to college begins here.”