The International School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (503)226-2496
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  • A child capable of learning a language and absorbing a culture beyond their own will thrive anywhere they go. For 28 years, we`ve been guiding and preparing today`s generation of explorers for the challenges of tomorrow. Full Immersion in Chinese, Spanish, or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate World School  Professional faculty from 17 countries

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1990
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students448 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,000
Tuition NotesTuition varies according to payment plan and schedule. Please see http://intlschool.org/tuition/ for details
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,070
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJan Williams
Admissions AssociateKatharine Simons

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsCross CountryCross Country

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3rd Language Classes, Chess Club, Chinese & Spanish, Chinese Art School, Chinese Homework Club, Drawing Club, Girl Scouts, Go! Game Club, Mad Science, Programming Club, Spanish Homework Club, Writing Class

Arts and Music Programs:
Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Choir, Chinese Dance Troupe, Latin Dance, Music lessons, Recorder Karate Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Kinderdance, Kindergym, Martial Arts Class, Soccer Shots, Wushu, Yoga

School Notes

  • For our children, a world of possibilities awaits. If we are to send them out to explore beyond the bounds of our neighborhoods, we must prepare them for the journey. Mentally, emotionally, and linguistically. For a child capable of learning a language and absorbing a culture beyond their own will thrive anywhere they go.  So we`ve created a school where tomorrow`s young explorers can be immersed in a language and comprehend a culture unlike their own. 
  • But we didn`t stop there. Exploration, leadership, and distinction require more than language proficiency. They require skill and an inclination to think critically, make connections, and challenge oneself to continually do better. So we chose a curriculum and recruited teachers that help young minds do just that. 
  • Welcome to The International School. For almost three decades, we`ve been helping to guide and prepare today`s generation of explorers for the challenges of tomorrow.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  1/25/2018
My daughter has attended TIS for three years, Low-K through 1st grade in Spanish. We definitely plan to keep her there through 5th grade. The teachers and staff are all very nurturing, which is the main criterion we wanted from an early learning school. The curriculum is outstanding both the language-based and the English, and the kids also get excellent art, music and PE instruction as well. We`ve been very happy with TIS; my only complaint is that parking and driving in and out of the location can be quite challenging.
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5  1/25/2018
TIS is unique in the Portland area for having 3 immersion languages and IBPYP. In fact, it is one of a handful of immersion private schools in the US to offer PYP. The teachers in the languages are all native speakers, so our child has been exposed to several different cultures and dialects and her Spanish is so authentic that native speakers are surprised to learn she lives with two non-speakers. The academics are excellent, with teachers emphasizing STEM through projects and interactive education. Their commitment to diversity and inclusion is important, although limited by Portland demographics, and the Learner Profiles and teachers emphasize cultural diversity through the units of inquiry, field trips, guest speakers and homework assignments. As an institution TIS impresses me most with its commitment to visibility and communication with parents. When a new situation or problem arises, the administration does not ignore it or pretend to have all the answers; they acknowledge the issue, gather community input, and formulate a plan that can accommodate the faculty, families and community while remaining true to the schools' values.
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