From early childhood, your student can begin growing at TCIS. Our Elementary School program begins at age two and runs through Grade 4. We have qualified, dedicated, credentialed, caring elementary teachers who focus on building capable, global citizens.
The school day begins at 7:10, and runs until 3:10. There are eight learning periods in each day that are 45 minutes long each. There is also a morning recess and a lunch break. The TCIS Elementary School curriculum is based on an American model, but we tailor it in a number of ways to meet the needs of our students. We base our curriculum on Common Core (LA & Math), McREL (Sci.), and AERO (Soc. Studies) content area standards. Our early childhood curriculum is based on the Creative Curriculum from Teaching Strategies.
What do TCIS Elementary School students study?
TCIS offers Elementary School students who are just beginning to learn English an opportunity to better their skills through our English Language Learner program. Students who need this extra support receive push in support in their homeroom and some small group instruction.
Teachers are trained in the Elementary School to differentiate to meet the needs of all students. We also have some accelerated programs that we offer.
In the TCIS Elementary School, we strive for excellence in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Our Balanced Literacy Program is designed to enhance literacy skills and to improve English. Students enthusiastically demonstrate their school spirit by participating in assemblies and talent shows. Elementary School teachers are very dedicated and conscientious while encouraging TCIS students to reach their full potential. The combination of dedicated teachers and energetic students makes the TCIS Elementary School a dynamic, educational institution.
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LOWER SCHOOL TCIS Online Academy (For Emergency Closures only)
At TCIS Elementary School we are prepared for any emergency that might require the closure of school for a period of time. Information can be found at the link below.