Is Your Preschooler a Future Global Citizen?


Picture your child: fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and the arts. Well-prepared to live and lead in our increasingly connected world.

At the International School, students are immersed in Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish while receiving a comprehensive education through their inquiry-based International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Through their small classes, experienced faculty, and engaging academics, children gain deep understanding and learn the skills needed to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge – both in English and in fluent Chinese, Spanish, or Japanese.

The International School: Comprehensive education for tomorrow’s global citizens.


April 22, 2016 9am-12pm

The International School – Early Childhood Campus
5210 SW Corbett St, Portland, 97239
Come to the event to learn more about The International School, see the campus, meet teachers, and speak with currently enrolled parents. No RSVP necessary.

Why Parents Choose The International School

At TIS, they know that you have many schools to choose from, including some other language programs. Here are the top reasons why parents choose The International School (TIS):

True Immersion
At TIS, children spend the vast majority of their day hearing and using their target language. As a result, their students achieve a higher level of fluency than students in partial immersion programs. Their students also get daily instruction in English language arts starting in first grade.

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)
Their students learn a rigorous curriculum – math, science, social studies, and language arts – taught in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese. They learn through the challenging IB-PYP method, developing questions about central idea and using age-appropriate methods to find answers to their questions. With the IB, children learn to solve problems, collaborate, and take responsibility for their learning.

Small Classes
Children get the attention they deserve with no more than 19 students per class (average class size is even smaller)..

Native-level Fluency
All TIS teachers have native-level fluency, allowing children to learn native accents, speech patterns and expressions.

International Cultures
The cultures of their international faculty inform every aspect of TIS life. Their students experience Chinese, Japanese, Hispanic and American cultures thriving individually and working together. TIS students learn to truly appreciate and communicate – beyond mere words – with people of other cultures.

Art, Music & P.E.
Art, music and P.E. are critical parts of their curriculum. They are taught by professionals who are elementary school teachers and specialists in their fields.

Diverse Environment
The TIS community is diverse in every dimension. Families and staff of all races, religions, persuasions, and circumstances feel at home at The International School.

Questions? Contact Admissions Director Jan Williams at 503-226-2496 x110 or admissions(@)

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