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Tashkent International School

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Mr. John Thomas, Director
Tashkent International School
DOS/Administrative Officer
7110 Tashkent Place
Washington, DC 20521-7110
Tel. 998-71-191-96-71/72
Fax 998-71-120-66-21
E-mail: office@tis.uz or director@tis.uz


The Tashkent International School is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1994. The school year consists of 2 semesters, extending from late August to late January and from late January to mid-June. The school calendar includes two breaks, from mid-December to the first week in January and one week in mid-April.

Organization: The Tashkent International School is a nonprofit, independent organization which is operated under the governance of a parent-elected 7-member School Board. The School is recognized by the Uzbek government.

Curriculum: The U.S.-based curriculum serves the English-speaking and international communities in Tashkent. Instruction, in the English language, takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Courses include English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, art, computers, and music. English-for-Speakers-of-Other-Languages is provided. Russian is taught as a foreign language in grades 1-12. The School offers after-school programs involving volleyball, Girl Scouts, basketball and arts and crafts, among other activities. The School is a member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association and the European Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In school year 2000-2001, there are 17 full-time faculty members and 7 part-time faculty members, including 12 U.S. citizens, 9 host-country nationals and 3 third-country nationals. The School also employees 4 teachers' aides.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 138 (Kdg.-grade 12), including 19 U.S. citizens and 119 of 17 other nationalities. Of the U.S. enrollment, 14 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 5 were dependents of other private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School is housed in a 5-story facility located in the center of Tashkent, containing 16 classrooms, 3 offices, library, multipurpose room, computer room and rooms for art and music. There are computers in each classroom for student use.

Finances: In school year 2000-2001, annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg (half-day program): $4,410; grades 1-6: $9,150; and grades 7-12: $10,975. The registration fee for new students is $250. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.