As students emerge into young adults, TIS provides an environment where they are free to expand their horizons and stretch themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.
For many, this will be their first experience with moving from class to class and taking instruction from subject specialists. Following the middle school philosophy, students are carefully transitioned from elementary school and prepared for high school. Students are grouped in homerooms and will often have one Math/Science teacher and one English/Social Studies teacher in addition to their option teachers.
As a middle school, the lower secondary team work hard to develop a sense of community and learning where adolescents can thrive and find a sense of belonging.
Students will study these core subjects all year:
Students will have two option courses per semester:
*Students are grouped by level and not by age so that students at all levels can achieve improved language skills.
We also offer classes for those new to English during and after school to support their content learning in the classroom.
Middle school students will spend a week with their peers exploring another country. Students are able to assert their independence in a supervised environment and push their boundaries to experience everything that South East Asia has to offer.
At TIS, we believe that a student who is encouraged and motivated to view learning as a lifelong and exciting process will be equipped to meet the future educational challenges they will face, make a living for themselves and make a difference to others. A creative, talented and caring faculty understands and supports the development and growth that our students are experiencing physically, socially, emotionally and academically.
Our high school program prepares students for success in post secondary education and life as an adult. The rigorous curriculum offers opportunities to explore subjects in depth in preparation for success in universities and colleges. A strong emphasis is placed on critical thinking and developing the ability to appropriately question established norms while developing and questioning their own positions as well.
TIS is proud to offer the Alberta High School Diploma program for students in grades 10–12.
High standards are expected of all graduating students and the curriculum requires students to develop higher order thinking and learning skills.