My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Tucson International School, Tucson, AZ, USA
I am thrilled that the International School of Tucson exists in Tucson as there is no other school like it. Our child is being challenged daily at her level which is similar to her classmates for some activities and different for others. The teachers teach to the individual levels of each child. Our child is not only bilingual now but is also having fun and learning new things even after school with so many activities offered -- art, soccer, choir, theater, kung fu, basketball, chess and more. Another reviewer wrote that families are charged for these activities but that doesn't make sense. All of these are included in the tuition. Only when an outside coach comes in, like for chess, or a private music teacher such as for violin or piano lessons, then are parents charged for these -- which makes sense! Where can you get violin lessons for free? Families, students and teachers are from all over -- from the U.S.A., France, Mexico, Germany, Malaysia, India, Russia, Italy, and many more countries! So our child gets to know first-hand that the world is composed of many cultures and countries. And the teachers are just excellent and care so genuinely for each student. It's so nice to see the teachers and students give each other a hug where in some schools this isn't even permitted! We love IST!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing how much our child has gained and how wonderfully she has grown. She is respectful to people she meets, she is not shy when talking to new people, she exhibits earth-friendly values and a desire to learn more about the world around her. She loves to learn!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
donate lots of money. IST is like a diamond in the rough. The program is excellent, the teachers are tops and the families are wonderful. IST could use money to improve the aesthetics of its environment.