Best of the East, Best of the West
The idea of Taktse International School was conceived in the winter of 2004 when a group of concerned Sikkimese gathered to discuss the problems confronting our society: the erosion of traditional values, the increasing number of alienated youth with little or no marketable skills, the growth of mass consumerism, the growing disparity in wealth, the degradation of environmental resources, and the impoverishment of ethical standards in public offices. Rapid development and the failure of the greater society to wisely manage the inevitable forces of change have exacerbated these problems over the years.
These challenges are particularly common in developing countries that are experiencing rapid modernisation. Therefore, we wanted to create a model school and community capable of producing the compassionate and ethical leaders that developing societies so desperately need.
We nurture life-long learning, foster a love for collaborative work in a multi-cultural setting and encourage both personal introspection and social responsibility. It is our intention to provide leadership in the field of education and to actively collaborate with educators around the world. At TIS, round-table discussions, and question and answer sessions with scholars, artists, and community leaders are the norm. Our curriculum empowers students to connect with their environment, to appreciate their heritage, and to transform themselves, and ultimately, the world.