Tahiti International School aims to prepare it’s K-12 students for the globalized world through a rigorous bilingual program that adresses the need for muticultural students with a diverse understanding and consideration of the world we live in. Respect and comunication function as the base of our student-teacher relationships.


We are located on the island of Tahiti but our students and faculty come from all over the globe and we reflect and embrace our ethnic and cultural diversity in the curriculum we design, the way we approach learning, and the values we instill in our students.
  • Kindness
  • Empathy
  • Mediation
  • Dedication to excellence
  • Being Positive Members of our community and society as well as the physical environment that we inhabit.

About Us

Tahiti International School was founded in 2010 by Philippe and Sandy Stora in an effort to offer a style and quality of education that does not exist otherwise in French Polynesia. The Storas have lived on the island of Tahiti for over 20 years and have two daughters who call TIS home. The community of Tahiti International School has grown and evolved dramatically in recent years but will always remain a reflection of the founding principles of kindness and a dedication to excellence.


TIS offers pick up and drop off in our school bus. Depending on where you live relative to the school, the cost varies from 10 000 XPF-16 000 XPF monthly. The school bus arrives at school at 8AM and leaves TIS at 425PM daily.


TIS offers a healthy and delicious local lunch option daily at a rate of 14 000 XPF a month.


TIS operates from 8AM-320PM but we offer after school homework sessions from 330-420PM and supervision for students waiting to be picked up by parents between 420-5PM.


Our annual tuition is 1 176 000 XPF which can be paid over 12 months and monthly invoices come out to 98 000 XPF/month. A one time fee of 70 000 XPF per child applies for materials, field trips, etc.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What type of curriculum do you follow at school?

At Tahiti International School we have a French standards based curriculum which focuses on math, sciences, critical thinking, depth of thought, culture, art, philosophy and language acquisition. We run a bilingual instruction program with small class sizes on a beautiful lagoon front campus on the island of Tahiti. Our primary school is based on the Montessori pedagogy and our middle school is project based learning. Our secondary classes focus on Socratic seminars, Harkness discussion, and long term project work. We have a curricular emphasis on languages and offer classes in Mandarin, English and Spanish to all students. Tahiti International School is accredited by the French Ministry of Education.

What academic calendar do you follow?

We follow a French academic calendar. School begins on September 1, ends on June 27, and we are off for Christmas holidays from December 12-January 9 as well as other vacations during the year. The school operates on a trimester calendar. Please see the pdf for more details.

Is English the language of instruction?

We run a bilingual English and French curriculum here at Tahiti International School and the proportions of language instruction vary from division to division as we accommodate a wide range of student ages as a K-12 school. Many of our students arrive needing 1:1 or small group tutoring in English or French and we have a language acquisition program in place that differentiates based on initial need and progress. We have had students who arrive speaking neither French nor English, however. As an academic institution that focuses on language acquisition as a central tenet we take the challenge of language skill sets seriously and work with students on an as-needed basis based on initial assessment and progress. We also have classes in mandarin and Spanish at TIS.

Do you offer lunch or transportation?

Yes, we offer lunch as well as transportation. Please see our rate card below for details.


Our annual tuition is 1 176 000 XPF. This can be paid over 12 months. Monthly invoices come out to 98 000 XPF/month. A one time fee of 70 000 XPF per child applies for materials, field trips, etc.

We offer lunches at a rate of 14 000 XPF a month. Lunch costs can be integrated into the monthly tuition invoices.

We offer pick up and drop off busing to/from TIS. Depending on where you live relative to the school, the cost varies from 10 000-16 000 XPF/monthly. These costs can be factored into tuition invoices.

After school study, mornings & afternoons
We offer after school study programs for 3500 XPF/week as well as complimentary supervision from 7-8 AM & 430-6 PM.

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