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 modernization. Therefore, we wanted to create model school and community capable of producing the compassionate and ethical leaders that developing societies so desperately need.
Best of the East, Best of the West
We nurture lifelong learning, foster a love for collaborative work in a multi-cultural setting and cultivate 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, to transform themselves, and ultimately, the world.
The idea of these vision documents was conceived over the course of many conversations and coalesced in a week of intense writing and revision in sunlit room at Gonjang Monastery in late 2015 . The process continued with the integration of several pieces into Taktse Professional Development and the Leadership Team Retreat, with teachers and leaders, giving input and perspective, evolving the vision. Keeping the thoughtful responses in mind and through careful deliberation and analysis, the documents were reorganized to reflect the shared vision and will of the school. The process is ongoing. To view our vision documents, click on the logo.