English schools in Asia
We are the only international school in Central Asia to be accredited by both the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Colleges and Schools. TIS is now an IB World School and we are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to our students in grades 11 and 12. Tashkent International School, now in its 13th year, has a lovely, wooded campus and modern facility and is in the third full year of our Five Year Strategic Plan. This plan charts the evolution and growth of our school as we add the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to secondary (added August 2006) and launch into full planning for the introduction of the IB Primary Years Program during the 2007-08 School Year. In addition to expanding academic electives and programs, the Strategic Plan charts a course for the further development of the facilities and campus. A new Pre-School opened on campus on Monday, March 26, 2007, and we broke ground on a new indoor gymnasium and sporting facility in June 2007.
Our campus has lots of space and lots of facilities: three computer labs, a media centre, indoor gym, auditorium, three fully-equipped science labs and spacious, networked, climate-controlled classrooms. We have our own grass athletic track, soccer fields, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts and plenty of landscaped and wooded general recreation spaces. In May of 2005, we welcomed Tashkent International Medical Clinic, the best private, family practice medical clinic in Uzbekistan to a newly-remodeled facility on our campus. The clinic provides medical and emergency coverage for our staff, students and, indeed, most of the international community in Tashkent. We have an extremely active and supportive PTA who organizes a whole host of events and activities for the students and community throughout the year. They have developed PTA sponsored and built gardens, new play areas, a sandpit and a pirate ship on campus. Scottish Dancing Nights, Pot Luck Supper Socials, Spring Bazaar and a Holiday Ball are just some of the events they sponsor and help coordinate. They have plans for much more, they tell us!
Growing enrollment on our lovely campus and facility means that this year we will continue the expansion, not only our academic offerings, but also our after-school, co-curricular activities program. Our school is a magnet for clubs, sports, organizations and events in the local and international community. We will continue to seek such partnerships this year and next.
International schools truly are wonderful and interesting places for children to grow and learn in. We have an experienced international faculty with teaching staff from the US, Canada, the UK, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Holland, France, Latvia, New Zealand, Turkey, Iran, Korea, Australia, Armenia, South Africa, India, Uzbekistan and Central Asia. This, together with students and professional families from over 35 different nations, makes for a very diverse and multi-cultural community indeed. Small class sizes, good facilities, supportive parents and motivated students make for a very positive learning environment in the classroom--a place where students can achieve their potential.
We look forward to making this 13th year a great year in the history of our school and invite you to join us on our journey.