Why join TIS?
Here are the top ten reasons why TIS is the right school for you!
Diverse international and multicultural community
Our students come from 40 different countries and many diverse cultures. Not only do students learn from different perspectives, but they gain friendships that will span the globe and last a lifetime.
Talented and caring teachers
All of our teachers hold internationally valid certifications and most of our support staff also have post-secondary education. All teachers are involved in extracurricular activities thereby building relationships inside and outside of the classroom. Small classroom sizes give them the opportunity to spend more time with students.
An enriched curriculum
The Alberta curriculum is very challenging and prepares students for international post-secondary education and rates very well in international comparisons. The Alberta curriculum is well documented and accessible, making it easy for students to transfer to other jurisdictions.
Effective class sizes
Despite the phenomenal growth of TIS, class sizes are kept small. Most classes are generally capped at 25 students with the average class size being only 21 pupils. Combined with accessible and caring teachers, students will receive the attention suitable for their needs.
Great learning areas
Our campus has specially designed classroom space, separate science labs and computer labs, visual art and music studios, Discovery Centre, a black box theatre and a two-story state-of-the-art library. Expansive common areas give students the opportunity to socialize and study together.
Three separate extra-curricular sessions occur during the year. With over 30 different activities offered in each session, students are able to find the perfect fit.
The school is connected through its wired classrooms and extensive wireless network. Classrooms can use laptops, iPads, projection screens and speaker systems to enrich the learning experience.
Ideal location and great facilities
Located on the spacious campus of the Macau University of Science and Technology, TIS provides students with wide open spaces adjacent to modern recreation facilities. Macau is located within easy access to many culturally rich and fascinating countries.
Excellent preparation for university
The Alberta curriculum prepares students to enter post-secondary education. The Alberta High School diploma is recognized by universities and colleges around the world. Dedicated counselors and teachers provide one-on-one assistance in preparing for post-secondary studies.
Well balanced education
The academic coursework of the school is well balanced with opportunities for students to study music, art, drama, physical education and a foreign language. Students are challenged not only to achieve good grades, but also to cultivate integrity, empathy and leadership.
Curriculum Guides & Student Handbooks
Check out our curriculum guide and Student Handbooks which provide a detailed overview of our Kindergarten, Elementary and High School curriculums as well as helpful information about daily school routines.