Capstone Study Abroad Parent Resources - The International School

Capstone Study Abroad Parent Resources

This page updated regularly with information for 5th grade parents. Contact Capstone Coordinator, Meredith Fleming with questions or comments ( or 503-226-2496 ext. 118)

Capstone Resources for TIS Parents:

Links and documents:

Upcoming events:

  • 5th grade Exhibition & Capstone Info Session: April 27th, 2017
    • Capstone Info Session: 8:15am, Arthur Conference Room. General overview of Capstone, parents of students in all grades are invited.
    • 5th Grade Exhibition: all day, Learners' Hall. Exhibition is a special unit of the IB PYP that is designed and executed by the students themselves. An event not to be missed!
  • 4th Grade Parent Meeting: May 10, 6:30pm, Learners' Hall - this meeting is for 4th grade parents only. 

Capstone 2017 Details & Resources:

Official Program Dates*

March 9 - March 24, 2017

  • Spanish Track: Depart Portland by March 9th
  • Chinese/Japanese Track: Depart Portland by March 8th

Students and responsible chaperones are required to be in the host city during the official program dates

Capstone Blogs:

Itineraries 2017:


References and Required Documents:

Host Schools 2017:

  • Spanish Track: Escuela Modelo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (9th year visiting)
  • Japanese Track: Takadai Elementary School, Chitose, Hokkaido, China (6th year visiting)
  • Chinese Track: Suzhou Experimental Elementary School, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (3rd year visiting)

International Air Travel:

All student flights will be arranged and purchased by TIS through the school designated travel agent. Pre or post program travel extensions can be arranged by contacting  the travel agent directly. Parents will be responsible for costs incurred for changes to student travel arrangements. Parent chaperones and accompanying family members may purchase through the agent or on their own. All Capstone participant travel plans must be communicated in writing to the Capstone Coordinator.

Contact: Capstone Coordinator, Meredith Fleming or Head of School, Robert Woods
503-226-2496, ext 118;