The TISA Mission is to prepare students to become life-long learners and positive contributors to their local and global communities. TISA will prepare its students for the next stage of their education through a high quality, well-balanced educational programme. TISA will deliver its programme according to the universally recognised educational principles, practices and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate.
In order to fulfil our Mission and Philosophy, we will:
- Develop in our students the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
- Foster a friendly and supportive learning atmosphere.
- Enable students to transition successfully to and from TISA.
- Prepare IB Diploma students to embark on higher education courses in suitably challenging universities.
- Promote positive relationships with other schools and organizations in Azerbaijan and abroad.
- Recruit and develop well-qualified and effective teaching staff.
- Provide appropriate forms of assessment and international benchmarking.
- Integrate technology into the curriculum in order to develop skills according to internationally recognised standards.
- Inform and educate parents about all aspects of their child’s education and encourage active parental participation.
- Continue to improve the school’s learning environment, facilities and resources.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners, we strive to be:
Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Principled: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Open-minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
Risk-takers (Courageous): We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.