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Why Opting for an International School Will Transform Your Child’s Future

At Tessa International School, we understand that choosing your child’s educational path is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. Education is about acquiring knowledge that shapes a child’s future and prepares them for the complexities of the modern world. For this reason, there are many great reasons to choose an international school. 

Opting for an international school offers unique academic benefits that can profoundly transform your child’s future. What defines an international school? They are educational institutions that provide students with a globalized learning experience through multiple languages, cultural immersion, and curriculums that promote global citizenship. 

At Tessa International School, our distinctive educational approach nurtures bilingualism while seamlessly blending the globally acclaimed IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) Framework with the robust French National Curriculum and US Standards. This fusion, alongside our Spanish and Mandarin tracks, creates a holistic and dynamic learning environment that equips students with the skills and competencies they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Bilingualism and Immersive Language Learning

What is the point of an international school? One key advantage of an international school education at Tessa International School is the emphasis on bilingualism. In today’s interconnected world, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is a valuable asset. 

Our unique approach enhances language proficiency while fostering a deep appreciation for different cultures and perspectives. Benefits of international education are well known and established, for example, bilingualism has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving and multitasking.  

Students at our international school experience a rich, multilingual environment where they are encouraged to think, explore, and communicate in English in addition to a choice of French, Mandarin, or Spanish. This immersive approach ensures that language learning is natural and effective. Though language learning is a major benefit, there are other compelling reasons to choose an international school.

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Students at our international school benefit from multilingualism and cultural immersion

The Comprehensive IB PYP Framework

At the heart of our globally conscious educational philosophy is the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), a transdisciplinary framework integrating various subject areas. The PYP Framework at Tessa International School emphasizes excellence in Science, Social Studies, Language & Literacy, Math, the Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, and Physical Education.

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Our international school introduces students to holistic learning through the IB PYP curriculum

By exploring real-world challenges, students learn to apply their knowledge meaningfully, preparing them for future academic pursuits and career success. The PYP Framework’s emphasis on holistic development ensures that students are intellectually, emotionally, and socially well-rounded.

Nicholas’s parents have noticed the positive impact of our didactic methodology. They said: “We are very pleased with the education Tessa has been providing for our son. We feel they offer an environment in which he can thrive and shine. In the few months he’s been there, his knowledge of Spanish has grown tremendously. We love hearing him count and sing in Spanish! And we can tell the teachers and administration care about each and every one of the students; he is genuinely happy to go to school each day. We are very happy to be a part of the Tessa family!”

Essential Skills for Future Success

An education at Tessa International School equips students with essential skills that extend far beyond the classroom. Our inquiry-based approach fosters critical thinking, research, self-management, social skills, and effective communication. 

  • Critical thinking is cultivated through activities encouraging students to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple sources. 
  • Self-management skills are developed through goal-setting, time management, and personal responsibility. Students learn to take ownership of their learning, becoming self-directed and motivated. 
  • Collaborative activities emphasize teamwork, empathy, and effective communication and nurture social skills. 
  • Effective communication is a fundamental skill that our students develop through our approach. They learn to articulate their ideas clearly and persuasively, in writing and verbally, through presentations, debates, and group discussions. 

These highly transferable skills are good reasons to choose an international school, as they are vital for academic achievement and are highly valued by educational institutions and employers in the global marketplace. 

Shaping a Brighter Future

At Tessa International School, we are committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are academically proficient, emotionally intelligent, and socially responsible. By choosing our Spanish, Mandarin, or French Immersion school, you provide your child with an education that transcends traditional boundaries. Opting for the Tessa International School will profoundly transform your child’s future. 

Enrolling your child in our school invests in their academic success, personal growth, and a lifelong love of learning. Together, we can shape a brighter future for your child, one filled with endless possibilities and opportunities.

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Office: (201) 755-5585 | Location: 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030