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About Taunton School International

Learn about TSI from our students

Established in 1996 and located on the school campus, Taunton School International provides the very best opportunities a British private school education can provide. Our intensive one-year GCSE/Pre-IB course for students aged 15-17 years old prepares them for Sixth Form education in UK schools.

At Taunton School International, we provide a safe, happy and respectful environment in which we nurture, challenge and inspire young people of diverse nationalities to achieve their full potential. It really is a remarkable place to live and to learn, with so many opportunities for personal development, both in and out of the classroom.

With all of our students away from home, family and friends, we know how important it is to provide the very best in pastoral care. Boarding houses are furnished to a very high standard and our dedicated House Staff are always on hand to offer support and encouragement. Our boarding houses also provide that home from home feel that we believe is so important to our students’ happiness. With 24-hour medical care available from our Health Centre, supported by a team of doctors, nurses, matrons, counselors, residential tutors and House Parents, we put the students and their wellbeing at the heart of what we do.

Academically, we offer a wide curriculum, with over 20 subjects to choose from. Our class sizes are small (maximum of 10 students per class) and our teachers are highly qualified, experienced and all importantly, willing to go that extra mile.  Simply put, we focus on the students and getting the very best out of them. With individual support from their tutor and employing thorough academic tracking, we achieve outstanding examination results and develop students who are able to think and study independently. Our modern teaching facilities and the use of technology to support learning mean we are able to challenge and inspire our students to attain their full potential.

As well as utilising the rest of the school’s exceptional facilities, Taunton School International students also benefit from modern classrooms, two ICT suites, two well equipped science labs, a large hall, extensive playing fields and attractive gardens, complete with outdoor table tennis and a basketball court at their disposal.

Out of the classroom, we encourage all our students to take advantage of the many wonderful co-curricular opportunities that exist at the School. Covering over 55 acres, our sporting facilities are the envy of many schools and we are confident that there is something for everyone. We also have our own art school, theatre, dance studio and music school, if performing arts are more your thing. After school and at the weekends, we offer an extensive programme of sports, activities, trips and excursions, all designed to enrich your experience here with us and to challenge yourselves to step outside of your comfort zone and to try something new.

When you join Taunton School International, you instantly become part of a very warm, caring and supportive community.  Not only will you will make friends with students from all over the world but you will also integrate with the British students at the Senior School in a variety of ways, whether this be through sport, music, having meals together, lectures, activities, social events, trips or inter-house competitions. International students bring a wealth of attributes to our community and we are passionate about working together to promote tolerance, respect and understanding across all faiths and beliefs.

In a rapidly changing world, where business and commerce transcend national boundaries, we are proud of our global outlook. As an IB School, we prepare young people for life in the 21st Century, through our teaching methodologies, use of cutting edge technology and international expeditions and experiences.