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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

SEC: TIS Students Wrote 800,000 Words in One Month

About 70 TIS students participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November this year online with the Young Writers Program website. They were challenged to set a writing goal, plan a novel or short story and write every single day to reach their goal in just 30 days. Mr. Sellers, Ms. Titus and Ms. Lisa participated in the challenge with their writing students who amassed nearly 800,000 words in total for the month! Read More.... 

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SEC: IB Business Management

IB Business management students have been learning about human resource management and organizational structure. What better real-world example than Tirana International School! Students went on an organizational scavenger, interviewing staff to see how departments and responsibilities are organized. Students scoured the campus, talking to everyone from food service and security to Mr. Mudd. Then, they put the pieces together into a graphic. Finally, we analyzed the chart, looking for connections and making comparisons to other organizations. Big takeaway: Mr. Mudd has a lot of responsibility! 

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SEC Physics

Physics! The answer to the question of ‘when are we going to use this stuff?!’ in Math class. Using their hard-won trigonometry and geometry skills, our secondary Physics students have been exploring kinematics and Newton’s Laws of Motions. Although it may sound like bangs and clangs, and look like weights being swung overhead (swung outside, to protect the delicate labware of the Chemistry students), our young physicists are exploring forces, vectors, and orbits, to better understand the motion of planets, the trajectories of catapults, and the gravitational pull of black holes. For those unfortunate enough to study directly below the lab, fear not – the ‘quieter’ units on light, electricity, and magnetism are right around the corner!

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13YO: Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies students have been exploring the Middle Ages in the past weeks. They have been studying how Europe faced political and religious change after the fall of Rome. Students have also been studying the role of the Church and the effects Magna Carta and the Bubonic Plague had on politics and society in the late Middle Ages. They also enjoyed the activity “Experiencing Feudalism in Europe”.  

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