Mission & Philosophy

About Mark Twain IS

The Spirit of Achievement
The original goal of the founders, that inspired the mission statement and that is still vividly central to the school’s philosophy today, was to offer Mark Twain IS students high-quality international primary and secondary education, by creating a 21st century teaching and learning environment where learners from all walks of life thrive, grow and develop in the spirit of exploration, innovation, and achievement.
A Global-Minded School
Founded on the strong belief that international education is crucial for students’ development into fulfilled and actively involved adults of the world, Mark Twain IS has emerged and grown naturally as an expression of the local community’s need for a global-minded school where teaching is either carried out in English or in a bilingual English-Romanian programme of study.
Inspiring Students and Teachers
The curriculum brings together the best of teaching and learning traditions. Our students are involved in wide-ranging programmes combined with rigorous assessment that stimulate excellence, intellectual precision and creativity. Although the academic standards are high, the learning environment is secure and inviting, and fosters understanding and respect. The student-teacher ratio is low and we are committed to celebrating the individual gifts of each student, to encouraging their different styles and to guiding them in attaining their goals. Mark Twain IS strives to inspire all of its students and to prepare them for great achievements in universities around the world.
Shared Humanity & Richness of Cultures
Mark Twain IS appreciates our shared humanity and rejoices in the richness of cultures from all around the world. We look forward to sending open-minded representatives out into the world, which will have learned to cooperate with other international citizens in creating a better world. We are committed to the ideal of peaceful unity in diversity.
Quality Education and Languages Programme
The English and bilingual divisions of Mark Twain IS, the rich international languages programme (German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, including support for mother tongue classes), the diversity of the student body, our challenging IB continuum of learning, the continuous national-international professional development programme are just a few of the many ways to illustrate our commitment to quality education and to internationalism, our devotion towards our national languages and cultures and, at the same time, our interest in and respect towards other languages and cultures of the world.
Focus on Co-Curricular and Community
Mark Twain IS also actively promotes the involvement of students in arts, sciences, sports and community events, as well as in energetic social responsibility initiatives and environment-awareness projects.

Mission & Philosophy

Mark Twain International School is committed to offering its students a high-performing, yet supportive learning environment, tailored to their individual needs, styles and goals, that will encourage them to become informed life-long learners.

Caring and open-minded promoters of interculturalism, all members of the Mark Twain IS community embrace their national values and cultures within a vibrant framework of internationalism.

As citizens of one world, our graduates will have learned to face the demands of life in the 21st century with confidence, integrity, compassion, creativity and love of peace and humanity.