World View

At MTIS the pupils are introduced to other cultures, ideas, and languages. Due to the diversity of our pupil body, this makes education not only a process of socialization, but also a process of globalization. Through an international education children come to appreciate other cultures, understand the differences and similarities between them and become keen to working together for a better future.

While mostly all pupils speak English as either their first or second language, we acknowledge that all pupils at MTIS have many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The majority of our pupils speak German as their first language; others have first languages such as Bulgarian, French, Hindi, Italian, Tamil, Polish, Spanish or Korean. Pupils may speak their first language outside of class unless they are in a group of pupils where some do not understand the language. We do not wish to see language used to exclude others, so we expect our pupils to also use English as their primary language of communication outside of the classroom.

It is our aim that all pupils attending MTIS will also become proficient in languages other than their mother tongue. English as language of instruction and German as the language spoken locally are of special significance to the MTIS community. Therefore, we will support all pupils in learning these two languages – affording them the opportunity to eventually reach native or near-native competency – by offering English as Second Language (ESL) and Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) courses. These courses are designed to assist all pupils to eventually transition from the second language courses into the first language course track.

In a globalized world, having international perspective is a must for success. This is the reason that MTIS approaches education with a global lens, with a faculty that possesses perspectives, cultures, and languages from around the globe.

The curriculum is a combination of Montessori AMI, Cambridge Program, and the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Program. These three academic programs were chosen carefully and hold internationality and open-mindedness in high regard while presenting all subject matters in a way that introduces learners to cultures that are diverse in nature.

Faculty members at MTIS have been hand selected and represent over 15 nations across the globe. Our teachers are mentors and their various perspectives and cultures add to the educational process. Pupils take part in daily cultural exchange through their interactions and lessons with their teachers.

Community Service programs built into the curriculum and regular observance of international days of significance keep pupils at MTIS engaged with global issues. The key idea of engaging MTIS pupils in international affairs is to get them thinking globally and acting locally, in ways that are reciprocal and meaningful.

Living and interacting with regard to the environment and others in mind are at the forefront of a modern and sustainable lifestyle. MTIS strives to model sustainable living in all that it does and also requires it of the pupils.

Fitness and Health are not presented as an end goal or final achievement at MTIS, rather as a journey and continued process of improvement and consistency. Only the healthiest levels of nutrition and exercise are modeled at MTIS and the hope is that our pupils will keep the habits they develop at our school.

Balance in body, mind, and spirit are the key to remaining healthy and able. Unnecessary stress from homework or high-stakes assessments is avoided at MTIS. Getting proper amounts of rest, exercise, leisure time, and reflection keep our pupils balanced and ready to succeed each day.

Recycling standards are not only closely adhered to at MTIS but communicated to the pupils as their absolute obligation to the environment. In times of over-consumption and pollution, it is paramount that MTIS pupils learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle synthetic materials, as well as decrease their carbon footprint.