Teamwork, persistence, and determination.
At TIS, we believe that when a student-athlete participates in athletics, the character of each student-athletes will be affected as they learn life long lessons throughout their seasons. The soccer field, basketball court, and ping pong table are extensions of the traditional classroom and the experiences that student-athletes have in these areas offer a richness to their individual education. It is most important to us to help our student-athletes mature as young men and women of character as we compete with our teammates and against others through sport.
Throughout the academic year, TIS Athletics is divided into three main seasons. Both MS and HS students will have the opportunity throughout the year to compete on volleyball, soccer, and basketball teams. Besides the three seasons of team sports, students will have the opportunity to participate in various individual sports such as ping pong, badminton, cross country, or track and field. TIS teams compete in three different athletic leagues including ISCOT, an athletic league with international schools in Tianjin, ISAC, an athletic league with 17 other international schools located in Tianjin and Beijing, as well as ISC an athletic league made up of the 5 other International Schools Consortium schools in China.
Many TIS students find that through participating on TIS sports teams, they find a solid peer group within which they can belong, know be known by others. We look forward to the continued growth of both our individual student-athletes and the collective teams as we compete in many athletic competitions this year.
TIS Athletic Director
TIS has a fantastic athletics program that grows our students in the knowledge of the sport and teaches them how to compete at their highest levels. TIS offers middle school and high school basketball, volleyball and soccer to all qualifying students. Our elementary students participate in friendly exchanges including: soccer, cross-country, badminton, chess, and ping pong. Our well-guided sports programs provide opportunities for young men and women to gain important life skills by teaching them the value of good sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, hard work and the importance of physical activity to support a healthy lifestyle. Parent support and participation is always welcomed as a vital part of student development.
TIS is a member of three athletic conferences including: ISAC (International Schools Athletics Conference), ISCOT (International Schools and Colleges of Tianjin) and iSC (International Schools of China). The ISAC league provides regular games and tournaments between 3 international schools in Tianjin and 11 international schools in Beijing. The ISCOT league provides both individual and team competitions for elementary, middle school, and high school student athletes within Tianjin.