Welcome to TIS
Welcome to the TIS website. Our inclusive school community is a multicultural hub of activity! With 20 different nationalities represented, we provide opportunities for students to maintain their mother tongue or learn a new language by offering Mandarin, French, Korean and German. TIS is an IB World School which is a rigorous international program that allows our graduates to attend a variety of universities worldwide.
We are currently a small school community but the potential for growth is evident.We have installed an air purification system that ensures our students are breathing pollution-free air. We also offer a variety of after extra-curricular activities for our students and sport programs for our athletes with competitions between Wuxi and Suzhou international schools. MUN, service learning trips and outdoor pursuits round off what TIS can offer to students.
We use the IB framework along with the Texas curriculum standards for all subjects. In the Early Years we have created a play-based and experiential learning environment that focuses on developing English Language skills, inquiry skills as well as social/emotional learning. We use Daily 5 as our literacy framework along with 6 Traits Writing in PYP. Inclusive ELL is offered for all PYP/MYP classes. In PYP, an ELL teacher spends half a day co-teaching and co-planning with the classroom teacher to provide language support for our English learners. You can learn more about our curriculum by clicking on the appropriate tabs above.
At TIS we use the ISA standardized test to assess how our school is performing compared to other international schools. We also use the WIDA test for our ELL students to determine how they are progressing through the IB language phases.
We are an environmentally friendly school located near TaihuLake and the Wetlands Park which makes earth studies an authentic experience.Drop by and learn more about how TIS is the school for you and your family.