Welcome to our school!

Tampa Bay International School will use two highly successful teaching methods -- language immersion and arts-rich instruction -- to put a diverse group of students on the path to becoming bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Our independent school will open for the 2020-2021 school year in grades K-5 and gradually expand to teach students from preschool all the way through 12th grade.

Our Innovative Program

Research points to many cognitive and academic benefits enjoyed by bilinguals. Language immersion is widely regarded as best practice in foreign language instruction, with decades of studies to support its success as the only educational program that will lead to bilingualism. At the same time, music, drama, and all forms of artistic expression are highly engaging, natural vehicles for language learning. The arts give students important therapeutic outlets and permit children to display their creativity, explore their passions, and speak out for what they believe in.

Our Global Approach

Our international school will use the arts as a primary vehicle to teach students core academic content -- including math and science. Our rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum will feature explorations of peoples and cultures worldwide, especially those commonly left out of history books and curricula in the United States. Tampa Bay International School will emphasize the cultivation of a global mindset that acknowledges multiple perspectives of complex issues, an appreciation of our world’s rich diversity, and a commitment to working to solve the social, economic, and environmental problems that we all face on our shared planet.

Our Timeline

July 2019

Spanish Immersion Summer Camp Launches

August 2019

Spanish Immersion After School Program Begins

January 2020

Applications accepted in grades K-5 for the 2020-2021 School Year

February 2020

Tuition deposits due; initial students enrolled

August 2020

School opens with inaugural class of K-5 students