CHIEF Welcomes New Board

Carl Hankey International Education Foundation (CHIEF) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2015-16 term:

President – Raymond Spencer
Secretary – Susan Spencer
Treasurer – Jackie Heller
Vice President, Media & Communication – Katie McHenry
Vice President, Fundraising – Lisa Gray
Parliamentarian – Lindsay Donaldson
MYP Liaison – Ty Johnson
PYP Liaison – Tracy Fleck


Thank you to our outgoing board members for their outstanding service to our school!

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Hankey Middle School Named CA Gold Ribbon School

Carl Hankey Middle School has been named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education in recognition of its International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program.  Read more.

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Pancake Breakfast This Saturday!

Skip the fuss and mess in the kitchen, and come on out to support Carl Hankey K-8 School’s Pancakes for IB fundraiser, on Saturday, June 14 from 8 – 11 a.m.  Enjoy a stack of fluffy pancakes, tasty sausage and eggs, fresh fruit, coffee and juices for only $5 per person.  Musical entertainment and fun family activities will round out the morning event in support of the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Carl Hankey School serves approximately 750 Kindergarten through 8th grade students in Mission Viejo, and is the only public International Baccalaureate candidate school in South Orange County. The school expects to receive accreditation from the International Baccalaureate organization to become a fully authorized IB World school before the end of this year. 

Donations generously provided by Stack’s Pancake House, and It’s A Grind Coffee House.

  • What: Pancake Breakfast for IB
  • Where: Carl Hankey School, 27252 Nubles, Mission Viejo
  • When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • More info, call 949-234-5315


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Hawk Trot 2013 Huge Success

The Hawk Trot annual fundraiser run to raise money for the school’s IB program was a huge success, with donations exceeding $16,000.  Thank you to all our families and corporate sponsors for your continued support!.  


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Casino Night to support IB on Nov. 2, 2013

Casino Night 2013

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Middle School students compete in global challenge

Congratulations to our Middle School students who are competing in the VEX Robotics World Championship! Qualifying rounds begin Thursday (tomorrow!) and the competition runs through Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. General admission is free so come out and watch the future unfold!

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An extraordinary education doesn’t come free

Carl Hankey is an extraordinary school. Just this past year our middle school teacher Sherri George was recognized as Capistrano Unified’s Middle School Teacher of the Year, and our elementary school earned the California Department of Education’s Distinguished School Award! These achievements were due in large part to our International Baccalaureate program.

IB is an internationally renowned education program that provides our students instruction in subjects that even the state of California doesn’t require.  Hankey students get all the standard classroom curriculum PLUS:

  • Foreign language — Hankey is the only local, non-immersion public school that provides foreign language instruction to all its students in grades 1st – 8th.
  • Technology — This includes computer classes (K-5th)as well as exploring the use of technology in problem-based learning scenarios (6th-8th).
  • Visual and Performing Arts — Our students receive instruction in music techniques, as well as music appreciation and art.
  • Physical Education — Every Hankey child gets regular Physical Education, which has been cut or significantly reduced in other public schools.

And IB integrates classroom discussion of subjects, teaching our students to critically consider ideas from different points of view while illustrating natural connections in the world (visit for more information). All this adds up to more academic success, a higher rate of college acceptance, and a more informed, intelligent citizen.

For a price…

IB isn’t free. In fact, it costs our school nearly $100,000 a year more than is budgeted from public funds to give our students this extraordinary education. The Hankey community must raise the money ourselves through generous donations from our local business partners and involved parents and concerned citizens like you.

Please make a donation today and help provide this extraordinary education for our students.

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