An Education Based on International Best Practices

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A Tessa Education


In a globalized world, where multicultural understanding is a major asset, Tessa International School prepares its students to become bilingual, adaptable and active citizens. Children benefit not only from full immersion in a second language, but also from being constantly challenged, so that they are used to and enjoy giving their best.

Learn more about the benefits of bilingualism here.


Tessa’s curriculum has been built on the principle of incorporating some of the world’s best practices in education. As a member of the Mission Laique Française, we merge the official French curriculum to the International Baccalaureate approach. International Baccalaureate (IB) programs aim to do more than other curricula by encouraging the development of inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. Tessa International School is a candidate school* for the PYP. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

At Tessa, the development of the child is as much about the academic challenge as it is about the social and emotional evolution. Following the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence approach, we recognize the individual needs, abilities, and interests of our students and are committed to developing the whole child in a fun and engaging environment.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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Tessa International School

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