The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from preschool through 5th grade. Its small classes and inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate approach enable children to acquire language and culture as they learn to pursue knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life.


What is a Global Citizen?

TIS teachers describe the concept of global citizenship.

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer while learning Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. International language and culture will come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun with our natively-fluent staff. Learn more!


The International School opened the 2016-17 year by welcoming its 4th and 5th grade students into a brand-new classroom building. Resting on a hilltop that overlooks downtown Portland and the revitalized SW Waterfront area, ‘Learners’ Hall” is considered to be a major step for The International School towards providing its students with an optimal learning environment, as well as fulfilling the school’s vision of becoming a center of excellence in multicultural education. Read more