Why attend an independent school?
The reasons cited over and over again by the families who send their children to our schools include individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards.
Your decision to consider an independent school is just the beginning -- you must choose the right school. Please see the link at left for suggested guidelines on finding the right match for your family.
While all TAIS schools set high standards and emphasize values, they are wonderfully distinct from each other. There are day and boarding schools; coeducational, girls', and boys' schools. Enrollment varies from a few dozen to more than a thousand students. Some independent schools are centuries old, others just ten years old; some are progressive, others more traditional in structure. Some schools are highly specialized: teaching students with learning differences or using the Montessori Method, for example.
The Admissions Process
Finding the Right Match
Directory of Schools