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TIS Secondary Program

The secondary program at TIS prepares students for colleges and universities in the United States or across the globe. Classes are individualized, closely monitored, and supervised on campus.

The rigorous academic program offers a well-rounded educational program that consists of Mathematics, Science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry), World Cultural Studies, History, Economics, Literature, Writing, Art, Music, Physical Education, Foreign Language, and Technology.

Each student is required to complete a year-long research project in the last year of their Secondary program. Secondary students may attain an Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma.

Students receive the support needed to prepare for the demands of college, receiving guidance on careers, college entrance requirements, and SAT test preparation.

Beyond academics, secondary students are encouraged to engage in a wide-range of extracurricular activities, as well as student-oriented service learning projects. 

Did You Know?

Our secondary students have graduated from TIS and gone on to the following prestigious universities:

  • King's College London (UK)
  • City University London (UK)
  • Jacobs University (EU)
  • University of Toronto (CA)
  • George Washington University (US
  • John Cabot University (US)
  • Babson College (US)
  • Vissar College (US)
  • University of Massachusetts (US)
  • Bocconi University (EU)
  • University of Edinburgh (US)
  • Princeton University (US) 
  • University Birmingham (UK)

...and many more!

Our Secondary Program At a Glance

Secondary program

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Middle School & Secondary Classroom Peaks

SEC: World History

Secondary students in World History have been analyzing world events and determining historical relevancy. Using Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire 1989 hit song as a foundation, students began by evaluating the events and people Joel added to the lyrics. After discovering the details of historical references from the song, students then wrote their own verse with updated events and people from 1990 to the present day, using similar historical relevancy criteria to justify their choices. Students were not persuaded to sing their updated lyrics to a karaoke backing track, despite begging by their teacher

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SEC: British Literature in a New Light

As the year winds down, students in British Literature have just wrapped up a drama unit asking them to recreate a scene or act from a British drama. Once again, students rose to the challenge, creating some memorable works of art. An Inspector CallsPygmalionDr. Faustus, and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, classics of the genre, have been given new life by these students. Far more than merely acting out the dramas, students applied elements of drama like space, movement, and voice to create tension and suspense. Additionally, local talent was employed. Special thanks to Mr. Tempel for his inspirational performance. Here are screen shots from three of the submissions. The fourth, Dr. Faustus was created as a radio drama.

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MS & SEC: The Finishing Line

Students hurtle toward the finishing line of the school year, actively engaged in projects with personal meaning, infusing passion and perspicuity (“clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid” {a companion to the old teacher’s joke “eschew obfuscation”}) into presentations, portfolios, and peddling novels with persuasive essays.

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SEC: US History

US History students have been comparing US presidents from the 1960s to the present. The focus of comparing has been their domestic and foreign policies. They have also been focusing on defining the political conservatism of the 1980s and evaluating how well the goals of the conservative movement had been achieved by the end of the George H.W. Bush term. Currently, they also have been enjoying the activity of putting presidents Nixon’s legacy on trial.  Way to go!

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