WHO WE ARE [ TISについて ]

Introduction to TIS [ TISの紹介 ]

Tohoku International School (TIS) is the only international school in Tohoku (the northern part of Japan) offering an individualized and holistic academic program from Kindergarten through Grade 12. With a diverse staff of highly qualified, international educators, our school has been serving the educational needs of Tohoku for nearly 50 years. TIS is sponsored by Nanko Gakuen Corporation since 1988 and governed in conjunction with the TIS Council, an advisory board composed of the Principal and representatives from TIS stakeholders. TIS is accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Gakko Hojin). We are also a fully authorized International Baccalaureate© school which offers both the PYP and DP Programmes. All courses are taught in English and the school offers support for students with limited English, broadening the accessibility of our curriculum. Our approaches to learning are designed around Thinking, Research, Social, Self-Management, and Communication Skills, we embrace 21st century competencies, such as conflict-resolution, ethics, mindfulness, and the acceptance of diverse perspectives.


Accreditation Information

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
    国際バカロレア ディプロマ・プログラム
  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
    国際バカロレア プライマリー・イヤーズ・プログラム
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (USA)
  • Japan Council of International Schools
  • East Asia Regional Council of Schools
  • International Baccalaureate Association of Japan
  • International Baccalaureate Association of Japan