The aim of this paper is to call for global research collaboration to create the theoretical and empirical foundation for world-wide efforts to prevent school violence. The Fourth International Conference on School Violence and the newly created International Journal of School Violence are the most recent reminders that school violence is a global phenomenon. In this paper the authors discuss the potential contributions of international and cross-cultural perspectives. They list a range of questions and issues that should be addressed by international studies. An international collaborative study of school violence across the world that can address these issues are then proposed. Finally recommendations are made for a conceptual and methodological framework to design an international monitoring system for school violence.