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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)
  • University College London (UK)
  • Jacobs University (EU)
  • University of Toronto (CA)
  • George Washington University (US
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • University of Southern California (USA)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)
  • Babson College (USA)
  • Vassar College (USA)
  • Bocconi University (EU)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Princeton University (USA) 
  • University Birmingham (UK)

...and many more!

Our Secondary Program At a Glance

Secondary program

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Middle School & Secondary Classroom Peaks

11YO: Dramatic Arts

World Puppetry Day is commemorated every year on 21 March. This year’s 11-year-old Dramatic Arts class has finished a puppetry unit with a celebratory performance for elementary students. In groups, they wrote scripts, constructed shadow puppets, and rehearsed in front of each other a few weeks ago before sharing with the elementary students this week. They strengthened their collaboration skills and performance skills with this show. The elementary students who attended did a wonderful job being audience members!

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SEC: IB Visual Arts

In the IB Visual Arts class, students tried their hand in mixed media, exploring collage and transferring techniques. They first researched a social issue they are passionate about, then completed a piece where they communicate their concerns visually. The selected pieces convey comments on issues like child marriage, corruption and abuse.

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MS: 11YO Violin

The 11-year-old violin students have started the unit "Solo/ ensemble performance". In this unit, the students are learning how to perform solo or in an ensemble and to develop their violin skills. They are practicing and focusing on some important points: on intonation, rhythm accuracy, harmony, and dynamics. 

The pieces they are learning in this unit are from classical and modern composers.

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SEC I: Who's Hungry?

Sec I students in AP Human Geography are learning about rural land-use and agricultural practices. Students used manipulatives to learn about von Thünen’s model to explain agricultural production at various scales of analysis.

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MS/SEC: German

German I/II Students have been working on a beautiful colorful project about the Life and Works of the famous artist Hundertwasser. Friedensreich Hundertwasser is one of the most important contributions in the art history of post-war modernism. His goal in the art of graphics was to create variations within one edition, with the result that each sheet of an edition is unique, different in color and design from all others. Throughout his life, he developed his art and ecological ideas to offer new utopian and imaginative ways of thinking about human interconnectedness with the natural world. The Secondary students were very exited discovering and working about this amazing unique artist.

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