Over 30 years of world-class education

"You and your family will feel right at home, here."

Whether your child is three years old, finishing high school, new to international schools, or a long-time attendee, TIS is the place for you.

Mr. Ryan Witt
Head of school

Our History


Tianjin International School is the 2nd oldest international school in China and the oldest in Tianjin. TIS was founded in 1986 and initially had only 30 students, 6 full-time teachers, and several part-time teachers.


In January of 2012, TIS opened its doors to our current campus, in the Hexi district of Tianjin. The school campus now serves over 350 students, with over 45 foreign teachers, and contains many facilities that increase the richness of the student experience.

Learning with Purpose

Our American based education from 3-years old to 12th Grade has enabled students to enter the most competitive universities around the world.


We Learn, Love and Lead

We take a holistic approach to teaching. Character Education is an important part of who we are and who we want our students to be.


Hands-On Learning Outside the Classroom

With over 30 different clubs and co-curricular activities to choose from, our students can pursue their interests and learn new things outside the classroom.


TIS is committed to providing transformative, holistic K-12 education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.

Alumni Highlight

TIS is a great place to be, but you don't have to just take our word for it.

Min Ju (Lucy) Sohn: Class of 2017

TIS, even after graduation, has played an incredible role in my life. An eye for the world that I was able to obtain from numerous respectable faculty and friends during my time at Tianjin International School has enabled me to succeed in Korea as a competent, right-minded student.

Emma Luman: Class of 2017

TIS is a place I will always treasure and be grateful for, as it played such a huge part in my life and helped shape me into the person I am today, with a greater appreciation and love for this world and its people.

EunChan (Tom) Park : Class of 2016

TIS will always remain a place I admire; a place I want to go back to – a home.

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