Over 30 years of world-class education

Welcome to Tianjin International School!

Hello, my name is Mr. Ryan Witt and I am the Head of School for TIS. I am honored to have the privilege of welcoming you to Tianjin International School.

For over thirty years our school’s doors have been open to foreign passport holders living in this wonderful city of Tianjin, China, and inviting them to participate in a well-rounded, high-quality education program. The encouraging and diverse atmosphere of our school provides children a unique environment to gain cultural enrichment and age appropriate development. From our Foundations Class to our High school, there are moments at every turn for students to discover something new, to grow in their abilities, and to encounter a life-changing experience.

I am confident that whether your child is three years old, finishing high school, new to international schools, or a long-time attendee, you and your family will feel right at home in our school. The education is rigorous, but the opportunities and experiences at our school are incredibly rich and give the students that start here the ability to go anywhere.

So, come; we would love for you to visit our campus, meet our exceptionally qualified and friendly staff, and see what it means to be a part of the TIS family.


Mr. Ryan Witt

Head of School

2020-2021 Annual Report

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2020-2021 Annual Report

Our Story

Tianjin International School was founded in 1986 to provide an American educational program for the children of LDi (formerly MTI) employees. Classes began in the fall of 1986 in temporary classrooms at the Tianjin Grand Hotel Conference Center. The school initially had 30 students, 6 full-time teachers, and several part-time teachers.

In May of 1987, the school moved to the eighth floor of the Intertech Building. In 1991, the school expanded to include children of expatriates living and working in Tianjin or its surrounding environs. The school quickly outgrew its classroom space at the ITC Building and moved to the Xing Guo Junior High School building in 1993. During its seven years at Xing Guo, the school continued to grow and expand its program offerings.

In the summer of 2000, TIS moved into the Sun hope Building in the Huayuan Technology Zone, which provided much needed room for expansions of its programs. After more than a decade there, the school moved back to the Hexi District and opened its doors at the current campus on January 30, 2012. In what was a miraculous provision, the school campus more than doubled in size and added many facilities that increased the richness of the student experience.


Our Purpose Statement

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



Our purpose-built campus houses our ECC, Elementary, Middle and High School over 4 floors and is designed to provide an optimal learning environment for all students.

Key features of our amazing campus include:
75 modern classrooms, 5 fully equipped science labs, a state-of-the-art auditorium, performance art suite, robotics lab, and so much more!

Accreditations & Affiliations

TIS has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1992. TIS is also registered with the Tianjin Education Bureau. These two accrediting bodies attest to the high standard that we have achieved and continue to maintain. We are also members of EARCOS, ACAMIS, AMIS, ISCOT, and ISAC. These memberships provide us with inter-school competition in sports music, art and science.