Tirana International School is a private, non-profit institution that opened in September of 1991. It offers a high-quality education in the English language for pre-school, elementary, and secondary students. Classes are small, allowing for ample individual attention for all students. The warm and welcoming school community makes it an ideal place to receive a quality education from QSI.
The academic program is rigorous, taking advantage of the strengths of a mastery learning approach within a framework of student performance-based principles. The high school offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses both on site and on-line.
The school offers a host of after-school activities to complement the academic program. Teachers and community members provide a mixture of free and for-pay activities for elementary students. For middle school and high school students, TIS participates in both sports and academic-related activities through the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), the Tirana Association of International Schools (TAIS), and the QSI Balkans schools in Sarajevo, Podgorica, and Skopje.
Tirana International School is situated on a 5.5-hectare site at the edge of the city in an upscale, growing residential area. The new facility offers ample space and amenities for students of all ages—including a full-size gymnasium; a cafeteria/auditorium; terraces, balconies, and informal study areas to support group work; two computer labs; and an outdoor sports complex that features a soccer pitch, track, lighted tennis court, and multi-purpose court.