The International School provides an engaging and rigorous academic program, taught primarily through a second language - Japanese, Chinese, or Spanish.
Language immersion is the overarching umbrella of a TIS education, with all homeroom lessons conducted in Chinese, Japanese or Spanish with teachers from around the world. Students study a challenging curriculum of math, science and social studies while learning to communicate in a second language and garnering a global perspective through their knowledge of different cultures. English Language Arts is also taught in grades 1 through 5.
The method through which we teach comes from the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), and is rooted in student-led inquiry. In a PYP class, children work collaboratively to answer their own questions about the unit’s topic. They research, experiment, and problem solve their way through age-appropriate activities set up by the teacher. Unlike more conventional schooling, a PYP education promotes strategic thinking skills and hands-on engagement, rather than memorization and passive learning.