Principal's Welcome Message
In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful
Dear Esteemed Colleagues, Respected Parents, and Students
I thank God who granted me the grace of serving the future generation who are hardworking and wise in this educational complex. I know that the path ahead is challenging and difficult, but the sweetness of serving the honest and pure young generation will pave the way.
I take an oath to God to consider students’ self-esteem and greatness. My colleagues and I won’t withhold any effort to promote the students’ morality and knowledge. What support my actions are the students’ will, teachers’ organized and purposeful planning and the scholarly supervision of the parents.
With the trust in Almighty Allah, and with the hope to my esteemed colleagues’ sagacious efforts, I hereby present the upcoming academic year planning to enhance the complex activeness and vividness.
Tehran International School Principal
Tehran International School aims to foster an environment of respect for universal rights, diverse viewpoints and cultural uniqueness of all people. It intends to raise 21-century citizens equipped with necessary skills to build a peaceful world.
The school promotes social awareness, thoughtful interactions, and effective communication amongst its students, parents, teachers and staff. Moreover, the school program attempts to develop students with passion for learning and education.
Through international education and rigorous assessment, the school seeks to create an atmosphere where academic knowledge and intellectual enquiry is as much valued as hard work, team work and social activities and morale.
May God help us accomplish our missions!
TIS Discipline Guidelines
We believe that:
• It is the school's responsibility to provide a positive climate for learning.
• Discipline is an essential part of education.
• Students have rights and responsibilities.
• School rules should be established and understood by parents, teachers and students.
• Discipline, as well as learning, is individualized.
• Parents should be deeply involved in the discipline of their daughters.
• Parents, teachers, and administrators should help students work towards self-discipline, self-control, and self-responsibility.
At TIS, we strive to maintain a wholesome and comfortable environment in which students are able to maximize on their talents and potential. In order to do that, we have set up some rules, regulations, and expectations that will help them better concentrate their efforts on schoolwork.
In order to avoid any disciplinary action or deduction of points from the conduct grade, students, both new and current, are expected to abide by the following instructions. Parents are encouraged to take part in this process by keeping in touch with the administrators in order to avoid any surprises.
Code of Conduct
1. School uniform is compulsory at all times. Students must attend all scheduled classes in full uniform and respect the school dress code; PE uniform is compulsory on days of PE classes.
2. Jewelry (of any kind) must not be worn otherwise will be confiscated.
3. Mobile phones are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated.
4. All electronic gadgets, including MP3/4 and CD/DVD players, etc., are prohibited and will be confiscated.
5. Make-up is not allowed in any form or fashion (including nail varnish and hair dye).
6. Unusual hairdos are discouraged amongst all students.
7. Absence can only be excused by valid medical reports OR under circumstances which are totally left to the discretion of the school administration.
8. Unexcused late attendance will have repercussions; students must be in the classroom before the teacher enters and a session is thus officially opened. Students who arrive late will not be admitted into classes unless they have a note of consent and the parents have informed the school administration about the delay.
9. Parents have to inform school authorities about a student's absence before 9 am.
10. Students who are registered with the school transport service are expected to commute to and from school by the same service at all times. These students are not allowed to commute by others’ cars unless their parents have sent notes of consent to the fact or called the school administration.
11. Students will not be allowed to leave the school campus before the end of their school day unless the parents inform the school administration in advance.
In addition, students are required to:
1. Respect the fundamental rights of their fellow students;
2. Show proper, ‘student’ behavior regardless of circumstances; and, accordingly, conduct themselves well in relation to all personnel, whether administration, faculty, or staff;
3. Refrain from bringing food and drinks to the classrooms;
4. Complete all assignments and meet deadlines;
5. Be mindful of their responsibilities towards school property and educational materials;
Parents are expected to be cooperative regarding the meetings set by the school authorities to discuss over educational or disciplinary issues.
Tehran International School (TIS) was founded in 1985 with the objective of bonding educational and cultural links between expatriate Iranian students temporarily residing in Iran and their motherland as well as between the communities of foreign nationals present in Iran. TIS’ ideal vision is to benefit from the diversity of its community in creating well-educated, international-minded student-citizens.
TIS is a multicultural and coeducational institution. However, it conforms to the norms of Iran’s system of education and operates in two campuses for girls and boys, which are both located in two of the trendy, northwestern neighborhoods of Tehran and only a 10-minute ride apart from each other.
The Smart School Wi-Fi system, which equips TIS with the necessary hardware and software capabilities in order to join the elite circle of smart schools in Iran, and CCTV cameras, which are designed to maintain a high standard of security on the school premises, can be named as such examples of the installed facilities in the Girls’ Complex to be operational since 2011.
Tehran International School operates in two separate branches: Tehran International School and International Baccalaureate.
The fundamental purpose of Tehran International School is to guide students into mature adults as they grow and to help them acknowledge their responsibilities towards themselves as well as the diverse and changing world around them.
We aim to promote each individual's intellectual curiosity and prepare all students for university preparatory curriculum by providing a challenging educational program.
We believe that the acquisition of knowledge, the exposure to values, and the appreciation of different cultures will lead the students to their maximum potential.
The mainframe of the syllabus at TIS complies with the syllabus presented in international schools around the world, and in some cases, Tehran International School is some steps ahead, thanks to the hard working faculty members. To further the considered educational objectives, the most up-to-date textbooks are offered in the curriculum for students of all ages, all of which are under the supervision of the school board's experts whose job is to evaluate texts and teaching techniques of International Schools. It should be mentioned that most of our students are now attending the prestigious & high ranking universities around the world.
The school includes two semesters as the following:
First Semester: September 23 - January 13
Second Semester: January 15 - June 20
The variety of subjects offered to students of TIS from grade six to twelve are as the follows:
English Literature, General English, Second Languages (French/ German/ Spanish), Persian, Mathematics, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Social sciences, Economics, Art, Computer, Ethics, and Physical Education.
Furthermore, the passing grade for all the subjects is 50 out of 100.
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