Our Community
Working Together

Several years ago our school community came together to draft a new philosophy statement that would justly reflect our shared beliefs and values about education as an international community living here in our wonderful host city of Tianjin.


Without question, the defining characteristics identified were the warm, friendly community feeling of ‘our’ school and our shared partnership in achieving its mission.

All members of Team IST – students, parents and staff – are proud of our culture of inclusion and commitment to community-wide partnerships and this was ultimately reflected in the crafting of both the lead sentence of our enduring philosophy statement, “Our school is a friendly place where the needs of the students come first”, and in the unifying thrust of our motto, “Working, Learning and Acting TOGETHER”.

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