Tashkent International School (TIS), an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational, day school from preschool through grade 12. TIS was founded in 1994 by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the Ambassadors of the USA, UK, German, French and Korean embassies to provide quality education in English for children of the diplomatic corps, international corporations, and local families. The school year consists of two semesters, extending from mid-August to late January and from late January to early June. The school calendar includes three breaks: one week in October, three weeks from mid-December to the first week of January, and one week in March.
Organization: The school is operated under the governance of an 11-member school board of elected and appointed trustees. The board must be over 50% American citizens and the U.S. Ambassador appoints the board chair. TIS is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools, and is a member of the Central Asian Federation of Athletics and the Central and Eastern European Schools Association.
Curriculum: The school offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum: the Primary Years Program (PYP) for students in preschool through fifth grade; the Middle Years Program (MYP) for students in grades 6 through 10; and the Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12. Instruction is in English and takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Courses include English, mathematics, science, individuals and societies, physical and health education, performing and visual arts, design, and foreign languages. English-as-a-Second-Language is also provided in grades 2 through 10. Russian is offered as a foreign language and to native speakers in grades 2 through 12. French and Korean are also offered in the secondary school. Spanish is offered through Pamoja Education in grades 11 and 12. TIS offers a comprehensive after-school activities program including Model United Nations, service learning, student council, yearbook, instrumental music training, academic games, bands/choir, art, theater, and sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track and field.
Academic and Student Support: TIS provides a comprehensive program of academic and student support services, including English-learner support for students in grades 1 through 12, learning-support assistance, and student counseling. The program consists of eight fully-trained English-language support teachers, four full-time learning specialists, and two full-time school counselors. TIS can support students with mild to mild/moderate special needs on a case-by-case basis. Parents should contact the school in advance of bidding for the post.
Faculty: In the 2023-2024 school year, TIS has 171 total staff including 79 teachers, including 23 U.S. citizens, 33 host-country nationals, and 43 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent the UK, Australia, France, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela, India, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, and Lebanon.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, enrollment was 460 (PK:26 K-G5:178 G6-G10:188 G11-G12: 68). Of the total this includes 78 U.S. citizens, 101 host-country nationals, and 382 third-country nationals.
Facilities: The TIS campus consists of separate buildings for elementary, secondary and preschool programs. There are two indoor gyms, a cafeteria, and buildings for art & design and languages. The campus is located on 13 wooded acres 10 minutes from the center of Tashkent. The facilities also include four science labs, two libraries, five art or music studios, indoor black box theater, a multipurpose room, etc. There are computers in the classrooms and libraries for student use, including 42 Apple desktop computers plus a 1-to-1 iPad program in grades K to 2, a 1-to-1 Chromebook program for grades 3 to 8, a 1-to-1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for grades 9 to 12 and an additional mobile lab of 20 MacBook Pro laptops. We have robotics, coding, 3-D printers in our two maker spaces. The entire campus has high-speed wireless internet. sports facilities include basketball/volleyball courts, a large and small soccer field (both artificial grass surfaces), field spaces for baseball/softball, and an 18-hole disc golf course, as well as general recreation areas and wooded, landscaped grounds. TIS is a closed campus, surrounded by a 3.5-meter wall with 24-hour security and full CCTV coverage of the grounds and gates.
Finances: School income for 2023-2024 is generated through tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: ELC: $9,190; K-5: $23.810; 6-10: $26,380; and 11-12: $28,540. The enrollment fee for new students is $3,000. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Review the Special Needs Profile for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2023 and are provided by the school