The primary school grades K1-5 operates within the context of IB Primary Years Program and in grades 6-10 within the context of the IB Middle Years Program. The curriculum standards are taken from various standards from around the world including, but not limited to, USA educational standards. These content and skill standards are focused on what the student need to have in skills and content within our concept-based educationally platform.
The secondary school, grades 6-12, has both a middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) divisions. The secondary school provides a distinguished college preparatory program, with the expectation that all students will pursue some kind of higher education after high school. Over 99% of TCIS graduates pursue a college education directly after high school and are accepted at some of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world. The International Baccalaureate Organization Diploma courses began in 2005 with the first IB exams completed in 2007.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme® is a comprehensive two-year curriculum available to (grades 11 &12) juniors and seniors that meet approval from an IB committee. Students may choose to take the full IB Diploma consisting of six courses, three taken at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level, in conjunction with the Theory of Knowledge Course, the Extended Essay and the Creativity, Action, and Service requirement. All IB courses are two-year courses. There are currently 31 students in the Class of 2012 who are taking the full diploma program.
The school requires all students to take a second language course and/or demonstrate progress with their mother tongue if it is not English, the language of instruction at TCIS. TCIS currently offers Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish as other World Languages officially offered in the curriculum.
The school offers programs that support English Language Learners and some Special Needs students. The school has a history of successfully differentiating for a diverse group of learners. The educational philosophy and practice with English language learners and Special Needs learners is to immerse them in mainstream classes whenever possible and support them there in order to assure their success.
The school offers religious education courses and also integrates a Christian worldview within the entire curriculum. The school does not seek to force students into religious choice, but to offer religious education to increase understanding between students and cultures in the school, to motivate advantage students to help the disadvantage, and to create highly virtuous students.