Our School

Welcome to Teda International School! Established in 1995 by the governing body of the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA), TIS provides an American-style college-preparatory education to foreign expatriate and Chinese national students in a peaceful, park-like setting in central TEDA, a suburb of Tianjin, China. Dually accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools – Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS), TIS is an English-medium, non-sectarian and non-profit day school serving students from age 2½ to grade 12. Representing 25 different nationalities, our graduates attend renowned universities of their choice in the U.S., Canada, Korea and Europe.

Our academic program is founded on the best of American and international learning models. Our highly-qualified teachers design rigorous lessons and activities based on American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Singapore Math. Our high school students choose from a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, challenging college-level courses that earn advance credit at many universities.

In addition to providing a solid academic foundation, TIS ensures the development of well-rounded globally-aware citizens through our character education emphasis, service learning opportunities, house activities, year-round athletics, National Honor Society (NHS), Model United Nations (MUN), fine and performing arts, and a variety of clubs and activities. Our Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR) initiative includes an integrated focus on the development of key life skills such as problem-solving, effective communication, and collaboration and teamwork.

Our active and supportive parent group, the Parents and Friends Association (PFA), organizes picnics, festivals and bazaars throughout the year, helping our small, community-oriented campus feel like home for our foreign families. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our school, or to stop by for a tour or one of our events. We look forward to meeting you!

Timothy D. Warren
Headmaster/Secondary Principal