TIS Grants

Anyone in the TIS community – student, teacher, parent – can apply for a TIS Grant for “nice to haves” for the school. Past examples of TIS Grants include iPad Air devices and Apple pencils for the MYP art program, portable kiln for the PYP art program, rooftop renovations, audible Kindles for children who need help reading, a scoreboard in the gym, playground structure, library signage, musical instruments, etc. Please see the complete list below:


  • Interactive projectors
  • 5 iPad Air for G5
  • 20 iPads for the PYP Art and Music department
  • iPads and mini iPads for Kindergarten
  • Building a Maker program
  • 4 littleBits deluxe kits and 10 gizoms and gadget kits
  • 5 cameras
  • 18 Olympus stylus TG-630 compact digital cameras
  • G5 interactive white boards
  • 2 document cameras
  • 30 GoTalk One recorders
  • Digital display for music learning
  • Google cardboard VR headsets and headphones with microphones

Facilities Enhancements

  • Scoreboard
  • Balance beam
  • Children’s bicycle and Striders
  • 15 gym balls and 3 hurdles
  • Volleyball nets
  • Auto-belay system for climbing wall
  • Instruments (double-bass half size, 4 violins) and repair
  • 2 alto glockenspiels
  • Choral risers
  • Library signage
  • Surround system
  • Height scale
  • A2 size laminator
  • Whiteboard tables
  • Hundreds of English and Japanese language books
  • Middle school common room furniture


    • Graffiti art pieces painted by a professional artist
    • Drama artist in residence week
    • Parent workshops

    In addition to TIS Grants, the TIS community also has a TIS Makes a Difference fund. This fund is available to any member of our TIS community to meet a charitable need outside of the school. Past examples include making sanitary kits for women after Japanese natural disasters and a playground structure in Fukushima after the 2011 disaster.