Mission and Philosophy The International School


The International School inspires children to become global citizens by providing a rigorous and comprehensive education within a nurturing, student-centered environment of full immersion in multiple languages and cultures.

Core Values & Guiding Principles

  • Honesty. Honesty forms the foundation of our everyday behaviors.
  • Respect. We will strive to understand others so that we may treat them in a way acceptable to them.
  • Collaboration. We promote meaningful inclusion and participation in a team-oriented, student-centered, and cooperative environment. We work together in genuine partnerships to find creative solutions to problems with the goal of achieving superior results.
  • Responsibility.We are accountable for our actions and their consequences.
  • Diversity. We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diversity in peoples' backgrounds, values, and points of view. We are aware of a wider world and have a sense of our own place in it as individuals and as a community.
  • Passion for Learning. We inspire enthusiasm for excellence, knowledge, and learning.


The International School will be recognized as a center of excellence in multicultural education. Graduates of the school are true global citizens who excel in a diverse and multicultural society. The International School fosters a culture that reflects its core values. Active and effective planning is the foundation on which the school achieves its success.

  • Our Faculty Members are passionate professionals and leaders in language immersion education who inspire our children and create a safe and nurturing environment for them to achieve excellence.
  • Our Students excel academically; are fluent in another language and versed in different cultures. They attain leadership skills that enhance their confidence and self esteem and represent cultural, ethnic, economic and social diversity.
  • Our Programs support academic excellence through small robust class sizes, year round enrichment programs, and international education.
  • Our Facilities are clean, green, safe and welcoming in the centrally located urban environment.
  • Our Finances provide long-term stability through non-tuition endowments and other sources.
  • Our Leadership and Management demonstrate vision, transparency, and accountability.
  • Our TIS Culture values our intimate and unique environment, global and local partnerships, and service to the community.
  • Our Families and Alumni provide broad based support to the school through active volunteerism to sustain a positive learning environment

The Board of Directors is responsible for safeguarding the mission, values and vision of the school. Click here to learn about the TIS board.