Tohoku International School

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Tohoku International School
Tohoku International School
7-101-1 Yakata, Izumi-ku, Sendai 981-3214

MottoA community of learners preparing for life in an evolving global society.
Head of schoolNicholas Schirmer
Color(s)Black and Orange
Accreditation WASC

Tohoku International School (TIS) is a coeducational international school located in Izumi-ku, Sendai, Japan. There are about 100 students from kindergarten (ages 4–5) to grade 12. TIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Tohoku International School's mission statement reads "A community of learners preparing for life in an evolving global society".



The school was founded in 1950 [1] as a school for the children of Christian missionary families. It was originally known as Sendai American School, though it changed its name to Sendai Christian Academy and then back to Sendai American School before finally renaming itself Tohoku International School in 1997. [2] It is currently now applying to be part of the International Baccalaureate [3] and appears to have a musical theater programme [4]

There are currently 95 students enrolled at Tohoku International School: 10 pre-school pupils, 47 primary school pupils, 24 secondary school pupils, and 14 pupils of unknown age. [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Teacher Horizons". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  2. "Introduction to TIS – Tohoku International School". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  3. "Coming August 2021 – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme!". Tohoku International School. Retrieved 2021-05-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "TIS Musicals". Tohoku International School.