Townshend graduates have attended universities around the world, gaining admissions to such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Oxford, Heidelberg, Charles, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Melbourne, and McGill.
Cambridge Curriculum. At the core of Townshend’s academic program is the Cambridge curriculum. The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds, and is used in over 10,000 schools in 160 countries. The Cambridge curriculum provides a progressive and flexible education, helping our diverse students to perform at a very high standard and to go on to achieve academic excellence in their further studies. Like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) diplomas, Cambridge is an internationally recognized credential that is welcome by schools and universities around the world.
English Language. The language of instruction at Townshend is English. Many students come to Townshend to learn and master English. Our English Language Academy, provides strong support for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Small Classes. At Townshend, classes are small and vital, allowing for deep exploration of concepts and ideas from a variety of points of view. In this intimate environment, students learn to independently investigate reality, apply knowledge to new problems, strengthen their powers of expression, share their insights respectfully, and to change their opinions with dignity. They learn to become world citizens.
Europe! Located in the heart of Europe, learning extends far beyond our campus. Our location deeply enriches your classroom experience. Our history classes visit important sites like Nuremberg, Auschwitz, and Moscow. Our drama classes take advantage of world-class performances in Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg. Our Geography classes visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cesky Krumlov. Such trips add depth to the curriculum, and take advantage of the rich history and culture that is within easy reach of our campus.
Townshend International School is an associate member of the Council of British International Schools.