Welcome to Tohoku International School,

When choosing to take on a new role in a school, my first consideration is whether the school is somewhere where my own children can thrive, be happy and relish an environment that allows them to be independent, internationally minded and be part of a great community. When I visited TIS for the first time this is exactly what I found; a small school with a huge heart, where everyone works together in a global context.

TIS is proudly an International Baccalaureate school, accredited in PYP and now the IBDP. It is the only K-12 International School in Tohoku and welcomes both international students and English speaking Japanese students. A bus ride away from Sendai City, TIS enjoys a rural setting encased by mountainous greenery, allowing students to enjoy everything that nature has to offer.

Recently re-accredited by WASC and supported by the Japanese Council for International Schools, TIS graduates can enjoy global success with university applications when pursuing their education beyond TIS. Our 100% pass rate is testament to the dedication of our learners and teachers in striving to do more than they thought possible.

TIS students take part in many community projects, but the yearly Spring Musical is something that everyone can enjoy, whether on the stage or working behind the scenes. This has become a popular event in the Sendai community and gives the students an enormous sense of connection.

Our school is small, but loaded with opportunity. I welcome you to be part of our community. Come and take a look and see what TIS can do for you!

Kathryn Simms
Principal