TIS Philosophy

Teda International School is founded on the basic principle that education is both a means of realizing individual potential and a powerful force in the transformation of society.  Our students are regarded as mines rich in gems of inestimable value.  At Teda International School, we believe that education alone enables the individual to manifest his or her innate treasures, and enables mankind to benefit there from.  Each child is acknowledged to be fundamentally a social being capable of harmonious interaction with others.  We embrace the concepts that all people are worthy and deserving of respect, regardless of native origin, socio-economic status, or ethnicity, and that students achieve a sense of self-worth and fulfillment by becoming interconnected, capable, and contributing members of society.  The ESLRs (Expected School-Wide Learning Results) are the foundation of our school’s educational philosophy.

TIS Mission

Teda International School was established by the governing body of the Tianjin Economic Development Area to provide outstanding education to the students of all nationalities.  Teda International School endorses the principle that a good education is a means of realizing individual potential, of succeeding in the modern world, and of transforming society.  Students achieve a sense of self-worth and fulfillment by becoming interconnected, capable and contributing members of society.


Expected School-Wide Learning Results

There are 7 characteristics which TIS seeks to reinforce with its students by emphasizing these Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs) across the curriculum and at all grade levels:


★ Good Character

Students will have an increased ability to demonstrate human qualities and virtues 

Global Citizenship

Students will act for the good of the planet and humanity


Students will express ideas effectively and pay considerate attention to the ideas of others 


Students will demonstrate imagination to make or do something original 

Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to question in order to further understanding

Problem-Solving Ability

Students will investigate problems from several angles to come up with the best solution 


Students will be self-directed, enthusiastic and engaged learners who desire knowledge