AT A GLANCE

Mark Twain International School – a short preview

MTIS MISSION

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.

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ASPIRING AND DYNAMIC

Since 1995, Mark Twain International School has consistently validated its position as one of the leading and most forward-thinking providers of pre-university education in Romania through its:

• expert global accreditation

• challenging international programmes

• successful students with outstanding results at academics, arts, athletics and community involvement

• outstanding annual pass rate at both National and International Baccalaureate Exams

• alumni who proudly represent the school at prestigious universities around the world

• remarkably small teacher-student ratio

• excellent comprehensive professional development programme for teachers.

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MTIS is a private, independent, co-educational school offering excellent English and bilingual (English-Romanian) international programmes of study to students from around the world.

MTIS is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to teach its three challenging academic programmes and is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in Romania.  MTIS is the first school in Romania to offer the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations to its students, as a Certified Exam Preparation Centre.

In 2014, MTIS is to become a Cambridge International Centre of the University of Cambridge UK, offering its students, ages 5 to 19,  a leading international multidisciplinary curriculum and a suite of renowned examinations: Primary, Secondary 1, ICT Starters, IGCSE and International Certificate of Education.

MTIS is a private, independent, co-educational school offering excellent English and bilingual (English-Romanian) international programmes of study to students from around the world.

MTIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate to teach its three challenging academic programmes and is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in Romania. The school also periodically undergoes demanding external evaluation carried out by the National Quality Assurance in Education Agency, and is a regular member of the Council of International Schools and of the European Council of International Schools. MTIS is the first school in Romania to offer the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations to its students, as a Certified Exam Preparation Centre.

New! In 2014, MTIS is to become  a Cambridge International Centre of the University of Cambridge UK, offering its students, ages 5 to 19,  a leading international multidisciplinary curriculum and a suite of renowned examinations: Primary, Secondary 1, ICT Starters, IGCSE and International Certificate of Education.

MTIS operates in two adjacent campuses near the verdant Baneasa Forest in the North of Bucharest, and presently has 420 students in its pre-primary, primary, middle and high school divisions. Sixty percent of students are Romanian nationals and forty percent are international, representing over 25 nationalities. The faculty and staff are highly qualified and participate in the continuous professional development programmes offered in both national and international networks.

MTIS offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Exams, as well as the International Baccalaureate continuum of learning ranging from early years to high school level. Preschool and Primary students through Grade 4 follow the IB Primary Years Programme in either English or bilingual English-Romanian; they may also study an optional international language at B level – French, German, Spanish, Chinese or Hebrew, starting in the 2nd Grade. MTIS offers mother tongue classes upon special request. In Grades 5 through 10, students follow the English or bilingual IB Middle Years Programme, and study a required additional international language. This secondary programme is designed to prepare them for entry into the rigorous, internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme in English, or the Romanian National Baccalaureate bilingual programme, both available in grades 11 and 12.

MTIS is presently the only school in Romania to offer its students two baccalaureate strands to choose from: the International Baccalaureate and the Romanian National Baccalaureate. To this date, our baccalaureate pass rate average for both types of exams is outstanding, prevalently 100%.

MTIS offers a rich co-curricular programme, stimulating students to broaden their knowledge of academics, arts and sports including theatre, voice and choir, percussion, guitar, rock band, ballet, ballroom dancing, aerobics, aikido-life, soccer, basketball, swimming, ping-pong, journalism, pottery, advanced maths and IT, chess, languages, photography, study skills etc.

MTIS offers privately-owned school transportation services, home-cooked meals in its cafeterias, permanent medical assistance, school counseling, and owns two camp sites, in the Carpathian Mountains and on the Black Sea shore.

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