CTIS Mission Statement
CTIS is dedicated to developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who use intercultural understanding and their practical and problem-solving skills to help to create a better and more peaceful world. We stress the total development of our students and have put in place a broad, balanced, conceptual, and connected curriculum that builds the language proficiency, skills, and attributes needed to develop international mindedness and become lifelong learners. Regardless of where our students were born, where they live, what religion they hold, and what ethnicity they have, we strive to provide inclusive, high-quality education and eliminate education inequalities.
Application of knowledge and skills to authentic situations
Our goal is to bridge the gap between what is learned in school and what is needed to excel in business and other real-life situations. By providing distinctive practical knowledge and developing skills that are truly usable in a rapidly changing society, we are determined to develop young people who can contribute to society in a positive and meaningful way, while being able to set and achieve personal goals.
Japanese – English Translingual education and Mandarin language acquisition
Our educational programs are taught mostly in English; however, students have some lessons in Japanese and weekly Mandarin (Chinese) classes. This broadens the range of people our learners can work with and further develops their identity, intercultural understanding, and communication skills.
Curiosity and Creativity
Through daily classes, students are encouraged to think about ‘why’, develop their critical thinking skills, and present their ideas and opinions to others. In addition to classes rooted in inquiry-based learning, CTIS offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking and creative thinking skills through the experiences of investigating, planning, action, and reflection.
Authentic leadership and collaboration
We encourage our students to work together, meaningfully communicate and solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations. These experiences are designed to build self-esteem with students becoming confident and effective in leading others over time.