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Our secondary program engages students with a rigorous curriculum that inspires within them a love of lifelong learning.

A warm welcome from our Principal

Welcome to our Secondary School!

By intentionally creating an amazing, student-focused experience, rich opportunities will be explored, and new relationships will be made. Students can explore college-level academic subjects, choose from 15 different Advanced Placement® (AP) courses, and take advantage of our Dual Enrollment program. Our dedicated teachers challenge students to become critical thinkers as well as globally-minded future leaders.

Furthermore, students interested in visual and performing arts can participate in our fine arts program, where they develop their skills and express their passion. Our high school facility is designed to give our high school students the right path to success in their future, and we've succeeded on getting many into top universities around the world.

We'd love to give you a warm welcome!

Jacob Way

Secondary Principal

Bringing the curriculum to life

Advanced Placement® (AP)

We’re fully committed to every single student’s academic and personal success, and know that access to a proven curriculum—such as Advanced Placement®—plays a critical role in that success. We also know that taking AP courses help students build critical thinking skills, confidence, and the essential time management and study skills they need for college success.

Academic rigor

By working with our team of dedicated, world-class teachers, students not only acquire vital knowledge in their classes—they learn the essential tools for successful learning. Our rigorous approach gives students the very best preparation for higher education.

University and career planning

Our goal is to help each student find a field of study that best prepares them for their future career. As so many university options exist, we personally assist students as they navigate their choices. We also monitor every student’s progress closely to encourage their learning and academic achievement.

Leadership development

Opportunities to grow as a leader are central to our secondary program. Students starting in Grade 7 have chances to explore their own passions and grow into leadership positions. House, individual internships, service projects… any number of individual passion projects students wish to pursue are supported by their teachers.

AP Capstone Diploma

This challenging program helps students deepen their passion for learning, gives them greater confidence in their academic skills, and a broader perspective on their world. We are proud to be one of the leading schools in China offering this highly valued program.

Learning beyond lessons

Co-curricular activities offer students the motivation to learn, build confidence, develop their character, grow physically, and nurture their creativity. Students who are involved in co-curricular opportunities also become more invested—socially and academically—in their overall school experience.

Next steps on the learning journey

Our students have gone on to study a wide variety of subjects, such as medicine, engineering, business and education, at many universities around the world including…

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Our Secondary teaching team

Jonathan Barta

Secondary Science Teacher

Shelley Cotton

Guidance Counselor

James Delzer

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

AJ Ferguson

Secondary English Teacher

Emmanuelle Flahaut

Secondary French Teacher

Elizabeth Gilbert

Secondary Math Teacher

Lisa Gines

ELS Coordinator

Jackie Lee

Korean Guidance Counselor

John Lundy

Secondary Science Teacher

Isaac McTaggart

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Betelihem Mesfin

Robotics Teacher

Phoebe Pang

Science Teacher

Esther Riordan

Secondary English Teacher

Jacob Way

Secondary Principal

Betsy Witt

Secondary Math Teacher

Barry Wolfer

Secondary Philosophy Teacher

Tanya Zhang

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Cindy Zhao

Secondary Principal’s Assistant

Emmy Chen

Band Director

Rick Emerson

Choir Director

Grace Kim

Art Teacher

Sung Hwe Kim

PE Teacher

Ada He

Director of Chinese Program

Fang Liu

Chinese Teacher

Amy Shen

Chinese Teacher

Amanda Wang

Chinese Teacher

Emily Zhao

Chinese Teacher

Grace Zhou

Chinese Teacher

Recognized for excellence

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Tianjin International School is accredited by Cognia, the largest education improvement organization in the world—demonstrating our commitment to learners, teachers, leaders and communities.

Grow academically and beyond

Ready to receive the highest quality education in a warm, caring and encouraging community?

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