We foster an open climate of risk taking, questioning, self reflection and goal-setting. Distributed leadership is nurtured at our school. Everyone’s voice, ideas and initiatives are encouraged. Staff are motivated and empowered to lead and teach others; irrespective of the position on their name badge. Our leaders are learners too.
We are committed to working with some of the world’s greatest educational thinkers. Our initiatives are focused, strategic and sustained. For example, Kath Murdoch – a world leader in the area of inquiry learning – collaborates with our school on a biannual basis. This relationship has sustained for well over over a decade.
We live and breathe the IB philosophy: we walk the talk: “The school’s commitment to the programmes extends to explicit modelling of good practice at all levels, including meetings and leadership presentations.” IB Evaluation Report (2019)
TIS is one of a handful of international schools recognized by Columbia Teachers College (New York) as one of their Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) schools. TCRWP is one of the most prestigious and rigorous literacy programs in the world. As a ‘project school’ we host staff developers from the university here at TIS on an annual basis to teach and coach our faculty for five, full days.
Tokyo International School is a non profit school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
We are a fully authorized, International Baccalaureate World School, catering for students from Kindergarten 1 (four years old) to Grade 8 (fourteen years old).