1 June 1995, International Children’s Day: Anca Vlăsceanu and Dan Macovei open the first Early Learning Division of Mark Twain International School in Bucharest. The original goal of its two founders, that will later become the MTIS mission statement and that continues to be vividly central to the school's philosophy, is to offer its students high-quality international primary and secondary education in English, by creating a 21st century teaching and learning environment where learners from all walks of life thrive, grow and develop in the spirit of exploration, innovation, achievement, unity in diversity and love for peace.
1995: MTIS students present their first performance at the National Children’s Palace in Bucharest. Ever since, MTIS students have been promoting the arts through annual participation in cultural events and performing arts festivals held in Romania and abroad.
1998: MTIS opens its After-School English Language Centre for primary school students.
1999: The MTIS Primary Division opens its doors.
1999: MTIS innaugurates its co-curricular program with over 20 courses and clubs coordinated by specialist teachers and instructors, stimulating students to broaden their knowledge of academics, arts and sports: theatre, singing, percussion, guitar, recorder, choir, ballet, ballroom dancing, aerobics, aikido, soccer, basketball, swimming, ping-pong, journalism, chess, pottery, international languages (Spanish, German, French), advanced math and IT, photography, study skills etc.
1999: MTIS opens the school medical office, offering permanent medical assistance and care for our students and faculty.
1999: MTIS opens its school counseling centre.
2000: The first delegation of MTIS students abroad presents a performance at the Cultural Centre of the Romanian Mission to the United Nations dedicated to writer Nina Cassian and to the Romanian diaspora in New York. Ever since, MTIS has organized and participated in many inter-school visits, educational trips, student camps and competitions held abroad in Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Turkey, Egypt, the United States, Greece etc.
2001: Mark Twain International School reaches a student body of 100 and moves to its new location at 25 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, which will become the MTIS Junior Campus after ample extension of its school buildings and facilities.
2002: The MTIS Middle School Division is established.
2002: Mark Twain International School is the first school in Romania to organize the YLE University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations for its students. Ever since, MTIS students have been sitting these examinations regularly, alongside the general Cambridge ESOL exams: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, with exceptional results according to the annual UC European Statistic Report.
2002: The first MTIS teacher is sent to Zug, Switzerland, for further international professional training. Since then, over 80 MTIS teachers have been sent to professional development workshops held by the International Baccalaureate® in Paris, Lisbon, Athens, Basel, Frankfurt, Ljubliana, Budapest, Dubai, Cairo, Zürich, Bucharest, etc. MTIS teachers also participate in the stages of professional development organized within the national education network.
2003: Mark Twain International School opens Camp Costinesti, its first dedicated school camp on the Black Sea shore, which hosts both summer camps and entertaining trips every year, as well as professional seminars and workshops for the MTIS faculty.
2003: The MTIS Percussion Band CRASH is formed. Since its inception, the group has been invited to perform in ample cultural events in Bucharest and abroad and has been frequently involved in community arts and environmental initiatives.
2003: The first edition of the Mark Twain Inter-School Athletic Tournament is organized on the Iolanda Balasz Stadium. It offers a variety of running races, relay races, jumping and throwing competitions. The event has been organized periodically ever since, and has broadened its range to encompass inter-school soccer competitions and swimming races at home or at the Official Izvorani Olympic Centre, as well as sport fishing competitions in the lakes surrounding Bucharest.
2003: The MTIS Choir records its first album in a professional music studio in Maronia, Greece, and meets the Mayor of the Township of Komotini, who awards them the City Medal. Since then, the MTIS Choir has recorded two more albums, with a fourth one being currently under way.
2004: MTIS organizes the first edition of the Mark Twain Theatre Festival, inviting over 30 schools from Bucharest to attend and compete on the stage of Ion Creanga Children's Theatre in Bucharest. The festival has reached its 8th edition in 2012, bringing together well-known national artists, academy professors and education representatives as jury members, as well as over 1500 student performers and participants annually to this celebration of the theatre and the performing arts.
2004: MTIS organizes the first edition of the MTIS National Aikido Cup at the Rapid Sports Hall, Bucharest, with ample participation of over 30 schools and local and national clubs.
2004: The MTIS Drama Team wins the Grand Trophy of the George Constantin National Theatre Festival.
2005: MTIS continues to expand and occupies the new MTIS Senior Campus located at 89-93 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street.
2005: The MTIS High School Division is established and authorized by the Ministry of Education.
2005: The first MTIS student participates at the final round of the National Academic Olympics championship, after winning 1st place in the county phase. Throughout the years, Mark Twain International School has prepared over 200 students for school olympics and other national and international academic competitions, where MTIS students have placed among the very best, bringing the laurels of victory to our school.
2005: For the second year in a row, the MTIS Drama Team wins the Grand Trophy of the George Constantin National Theatre Festival.
2005: MTIS students offer the first donations to orphan children, children with disabilities and the institutionalized elderly. Ever since, our students passionately support members of the local community with fundraising events, donations or charitable actions. They have also been prompt to respond to the needs of those who have suffered the effects of calamities, both nationally and globally - tsunami, earthquakes, floods, etc. Successful MTIS social initiatives include: To the Aid of Frunzanesti Students, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Carols for Grandparents.
2006: Mark Twain International School becomes an IB World School, authorized to offer the first of the challenging three-programme continuum of the International Baccalaureate, the Primary Years Programme, to its primary and pre-primary students.
2006: The MTIS Primary Division is accredited by the Ministry of Education, through the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2006: The MTIS Pre-Primary Division is accredited by the Ministry of Education, through the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2006: Mark Twain International School opens Marshmallow Inn Mountain Lodge, its second dedicated school camp, located in the Busteni Resort. Camps and trips are organized here year-round, as well as professional development seminars and retreats for MTIS faculty.
2006: Mark Twain International School hires its own season booth at the Romanian Atheneum, home to the George Enescu National Philarmonic, as part of its program of cultural development. Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to attend the weekly classical music concerts.
2006: Mark Twain International School students observe International Earth Day through a series of actions that are meant to highlight the need for community service to help reduce local and global environmental problems such as pollution and degradation. Ever since then, MTIS students organize yearly competitions of chalk drawings on pavement, they plant trees and seedlings, they paint the trees in the school yard with lime, and they participate in ecological projects, such as Save Our Forests! and Let's Do It Romania! by regularly cleaning and collecting garbage and tourist waste from Baneasa and Busteni Forests, and other green public areas.
2007: The MTIS Middle School is accredited by the Ministry of Education through the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2007: The MTIS Drama Team, the MTIS Choir and the school percussion band CRASH participate at the international contest of performing arts, the Global Education Festival in SanRemo, Italy, where they win the Pink Dolphin Trophy.
2007: MTIS organizes its first science event, the MTIS Science Fair. The fair is organized annually and validated by acknowledged members of the national scientific community, such as the renowned Romanian explorer Uca Marinescu and academic physician Mircea Rusu. Student winners have also been invited to participate in science broadcasts aired by Radio Romania Cultural.
2008: Mark Twain International School is authorized to offer its second International Baccalaureate academic programme, the Middle Years Programme, designed for students grades 5 to 10.
2008: MTIS becomes partner school with an IB World School, Eindhoven International School, Netherlands, visited by the MTIS delagation of students and teachers within the same year.
2008: The first issue of the MTIS senior school magazine, ZOOM, is published by students in the Senior Campus.
2008: BARK FM, the official MTIS school radio station is established.
2008: Mark Twain International School is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme for students grades 11-12, preparing for the International Baccalaureate.
2008: MTIS students attend International Baccalaureate summer courses in London, and are admitted to summer preparatory courses at higher education institutions in the United States - Harvard University, New York Film Academy, or in the United Kingdom - Oxford University, Edinburgh University. Since then, our high school students regularly attend these summer courses.
2008: MTIS high school students attend the Bucharest university fairs for the first time, having the privilege of getting a closer look at the programmes and courses offered by well-known higher education institutions from around the world and from Romania. Since then, MTIS students attend the fairs every autumn and spring.
2009: Mark Twain International School initiates and implements the Information Technology for World Class Learning Project, by purchasing 200 notebook computers for pre-primary and primary school students. The notebooks have permanent internet connection and online safety filters for research and communication, as well as up-to-date educational software such as Scholastic WiggleWorks Literacy Series among others, designed to enhance and diversify teaching resources for classroom learning and home study.
2009: The first cohort of MTIS graduates sit the National Baccalaureate exams with a 100% pass rate.
2009: Mark Twain International School becomes the twin school of an IB World School, Rheintal International School in Buchs, participating in an official visit to Switzerland with a delegation of 50 students and teachers across the three IB programmes, PYP, MYP, DP.
2009: With the support of parents involved in our school’s cultural activities, MTIS launches a series of visits with prominent members of the national arts community, such as film director Elisabeta Bostan, singer and cultural representative Margareta Pâslaru, actress Rodica Mandache and musician Nicu Alifantis.
2009: MTIS students and the UPDown Association organize a fund-raising concert at the Hard Rock Cafe of Bucharest for children diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Our talented and caring students have organised similar charity concerts for the Marie Curie Cancer Foundation, and also for raising awareness of environmental issues in an Eco-Green Event in Revolution Plaza, Bucharest.
2009: The MTIS acquires a new school bus fleet of 25 vans in order to satisfy growing requests for daily transportation of students and faculty.
2010: The first issue of the MTIS primary school magazine, SPYGLASS, is published by students in the Junior Campus.
2010: The first professional weather station for research, experimental studies and prognosis becomes functional on the grounds of the MTIS Senior Campus.
2010: In the spirit of lifelong learning through reading, MTIS students and teachers periodically organize book fairs for young people, as well as reading workshops in English and Romanian in the community, collaborating with Librăriile Cărturești and Diverta bookstores, as well as with international publishers such as Scholastic, Baker Books, Oxford, MacMillan, Longmann and Dorling Kindersley.
2010: MTIS celebrates its 15th Anniversary at the Nottara Theatre in Bucharest. The performing arts event is attended widely by many members of our school community - students, alumni, teachers, parents, partners - and graced by the presence of several Romanian personalities who are either role models for our students or key learning partners of our school. The following delivered motivational festive messages on this occasion: Dr. Aurora Simionescu, Romanian astrophysicist at NASA; David Neacșu, the renowned Romanian alpinist who has climbed Mount Everest in the Himalayas; Aniela Bușilă, official representative in Romania of the ESOL University of Cambridge Examinations.
2010: The first cohort of MTIS students sits the International Baccalaureate examinations, obtaining 100% pass rate and exceptional world-class results. Mark Twain International School is the only school in the national system that offers both the International Baccalaureate, and the National Baccalaureate for its students. In this manner, MTIS ensures that its graduates have access to two types of pre-university preparation courses to choose from, as well as to well-known universities in Romania and worldwide upon completion of these courses and exams.
2010: MTIS is bestowed the nationally celebrated Dinu Patriciu Foundation School of the Year Award 2010 as runner-up winner, distinction designed to acknowledge institutions that have a significant positive impact on Romania’s education system.
2010: MTIS becomes permanent partner of the annual national classical music awareness project „Classic Is Fantastic”, initiated by the George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra and the Classic E Fantastic Association. MTIS students of all ages attend themed concerts regularly throughout the school year.
2010: MTIS sets up the MTIS B-Club with a view to joining MTIS parents and diverse strategic partners from our local community in a beneficial alliance. The member companies and institutions such as Diverta Bookstore & Supplies, Carturesti Bookstores, Atlantis Fitness & Lifestyle, Globe Circus, Picioru’ Gras kids’ fashion, to metion just a few, are committed business partners of our school who give the school their constant support in organizing various events, and who offer MTIS families special deals when purchasing the services and products they provide. Over 800 members presently hold personalized cards that entitle them to the benefits offered by our club.
2010: MTIS plays an active mentoring and organizational role in the International Baccalaureate/Arcelor Mittal Foundation professional development project for state high school teachers in Galati, Romania. The course called, ‘Teaching and Learning from an International Perspective’ was designed to introduce and explain the essential elements and methods that are fundamental to the International Baccalaureate approach, recognized around the world for quality, high standards and pedagogical leadership. The intellectual material for the course was designed by a specialist team from the IB, international consultants and a team of MTIS IB-trained workshop leaders/teachers, drawing on contemporary educational research and current IB pedagogy and methodology.
2010: MTIS joins the Save the Children Organization and participates at the 10th Edition of the fund-raising Christmas Tree Festival. The holiday tree designed and created by the MTIS students and art teachers was sold successfully at the Christams Tree Festival Auction for a considerable five-digit amount that was transfered for charity purposes to the Save the Children Organization.
2011: MTIS becomes a Regular Member of the European Council of International Schools, the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of international education and offering its members professional development opportunities.
2011: MTIS introduces the ManageBac platform, the leading web-based solution designed to help International Baccalureate schools comprehensively manage the IB continuum of international education. The platform is implemented school-wide for teachers, parents and students 2-19 and provides cutting-edge planning, assessment and reporting for all three IB programmes in our school: PYP, MYP and DP.
2011: MTIS is appointed Pilot School status in the National Strategic Quality Assurance Project: Quality Culture in Education, carried out by the Ministry of Education together with the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2011: MTIS continues to play an active mentoring and organizational role in the International Baccalaureate/Arcelor Mittal Foundation professional development project for state high school teachers in Galati, Romania. The course called, ‘Teaching and Learning from an International Perspective’ was designed to introduce and explain the essential elements and methods that are fundamental to the International Baccalaureate approach, recognized around the world for quality, high standards and pedagogical leadership. The intellectual material for the course was designed by a specialist team from the IB, international consultants and a team of MTIS IB-trained workshop leaders/teachers, drawing on contemporary educational research and current IB pedagogy and methodology.
2011: MTIS initiates a new cultural project: All That Theatre, designed to encourage MTIS students to attend plays and performances offered by top Bucharest theatres on a weekly basis, thus bringing them closer to the worlds of theatre and dramatic literature, and to the capital’s evening cultural life.
2011: MTIS registers its secondary school teachers in the national INSAM Project: Digital Instruments for Quality Assessment in Secondary Education, with a view to offering supplementary professional development in the field of teaching and assessing by using a variety of modern digital IT solutions.
2011: MTIS students participate for the first time and get outstanding results in the 2011 FameLab Science Competition, an international event created to find new voices and ambassadors of science and engineering around the world. In 2007 the competition was adopted by the British Council as one of its flagship science engagement projects first in a South East Europe pilot and then expanding this in 2010 to include 14 across Europe, Asia and Africa, and becoming a growing global phenomenon.
2011: MTIS students participate in the Sir Winston Churchill Future Leaders Public Debate Competition, as part of a long-standing tradition in our school to promote public speaking and representation.
2011: MTIS observes World Read Aloud Day, initiative of LitWorld Organization by organizing read aloud sessions schoolwide. MTIS supports LitWorld's mission to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children through Advocacy, Education and Innovation, and by creating resilience building reading and writing experiences which connect and fortify communities.
2011: MTIS General Directors are invited to nominate high-achieving students to participate in the People to People Leadership Summit, a prestigious leadership ambassador program to take place in Washington D.C. in 2012. MTIS students ages 10-17 who demonstrated outstanding scholastic merit, exemplary citizenship and leadership potential are to be nominated every year.
2011: MTIS undergoes external evaluation of its Pre-Primary Division, as pilot school in the National Strategic Quality Assurance Project: Quality Culture in Education, carried out by the Ministry of Education together with the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2011: MTIS becomes a Regular Member of the Council of International Schools, the premier organisation in international education for the accreditation of schools and best practice development.
2011: MTIS launches its Scientific Student Conference Series. On the 30th of November, MTIS celebrates 176 years since the birth of Mark Twain, the famous american writer who is the namesake of our school and Romania's National Day with a series of academic lectures presented by the DP students and MTIS teachers.
2011: The MTIS Junior and Senior Choir participate at the annual International Youth Music Festival for the Alliance of Civilizations. The event was hosted at the Children’s Palace and sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in Romania, in collaboration with UNDP, the Government of Romania, the Department of Inter-ethnic Relations, the General Direction of Early Education, the Association Partnership for Europe and the Sheherezade Foundation.
2011: For the first time, MTIS teachers organize and attend the inter-county professional development event entitled "Teaching Excellence in the National Education System”.
2011: The National Centre for Professional Development of the Ministry of Education grants accreditation to the professional development programme Pedagogical and curricular paradigm shifts to be launched in the national network of schools and high-schools. The programme, the second of a three module PD continuum, promises ground-breaking concepts for 21st century teaching and transferable professional credit for state school teacher participants.
2011: MTIS extends its Glaciala: Writing a Storybook Project beyond the school community, in Bucharest libraries and book stores throughout the winter season. In a joint effort, MTIS students and teachers organize a series of read-aloud and concert evenings open to all, in order to promote reading and writing as a way of sharing time with families. The Glaciala Project was initially launched in 2005 internally with a view to inspiring students to read universally, to write creatively and to share their own stories by connecting resourcefully with their families.
2012: The National Centre for Professional Development of the Ministry of Education grants accreditation to the professional development programme Changing philosofical values and their curricular implications, to be launched in the national network of schools and high-schools. The programme, the first of a three module PD continuum, promises ground-breaking concepts for 21st century teaching and transferable professional credit for state school teacher participants.
2012: The MTIS Romanian Language and Literature Department presents the first edition of a scholastic literary event for its students: Eminescu’s Heritage.
2012: MTIS students, Grades 1 through 8, sit the annual International Applied Mathematics Competition scoring excellent results.
2012: MTIS student representatives join top history students from schools nationwide in the annual competions: Cultures and Civilizations and History in Virtual Dimensions.
2012: MTIS online facilitators are invited to take a new International Baccalureate Online Professional Development course namedLearn2facilitate online. The participants are members of the IB online facilitators’ world team, and the course gives them a chance to learn the newest international methods and strategies offered by education experts for on-line learning.
2012: Experienced MTIS teachers participate in regional workshops held in Zurich, Switzerland for the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme as IB workshop leaders/facilitators. This participation represents a new phase of professional development for MTIS faculty and their high level certification as international facilitators of courses organized by the International Baccalaureate.
2012: As a confirmation of MTIS' extraordinary achievements and progress in the field of education and artistic education of young people, Her Royal Highness Princess Margarita of Romania makes an official visit to the MTIS Secondary School Campus and places the Mark Twain Theatre Festival for Children and Teenagers, at its 8th edition in June this year, under her High Patronage.
The National Centre for Professional Development of the Ministry of Education grants accreditation to the professional development programme Developing a culture of
to be launched in the national network of schools and high-schools. The programme, the first of a three module PD continuum, promises ground-breaking concepts for 21st century teaching and transferable professional credit for state school teacher participants.
2012: In support of the performing arts and of raising awareness of the history of rock and roll music, MTIS initiates Crossroads Battle of the Bands - 1st Edition, an open-air event greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by leading Bucharest high schools and validated by well-known national and international artists such as Vița de Vie, Partizan and Alexandrina Hristov.
2012: As part of a campaign for nutrition and health awareness, MTIS takes part in the 2011-2012 BBC Good Food Cooking Competition in Schools, with over 25 MTIS student participant entries and 3 MTIS contestants in the Finals.
2012: MTIS is the first private school in Romania to undergo the National General School Inspection for quality assessment of all functional divisions and levels of the institution. The Inspection Committee was composed of 9 education specialists and county inspectors, who analysed over 19 operational domains and 121 sub-domains of school activity at MTIS. The overall results of the inspection were excellent and MTIS was commended by the County General Inspector and the Deputy General Inspector for the significant number of high-achieving student participants at the annual local and national academic olympic competitions.
The MTIS High School is accredited by the Ministry of Education through the National Education Quality Assurance Agency.
2012: MTIS students participate in a debate and representation event of major significance in December at TIMUN 2012 (Turkish International Model United Nations) in Istanbul. The MTIS Delegation - 6 outstanding 11th Grade IB Diploma Programme students - joins over 200 students, representing over 60 countries and international organizations, for 4 challenging days of dissemination, presentation and confrontation on the relevant world issues on the agenda that need immediate attention and action, such as Disarmament, Human Rights, Security, Territorial Disputes, Environment etc.
2012: MTIS hosts the IB Middle Years Programme Evaluation Visit in the Senior Campus, a requirement and a service provided by the IB Organization to IB World Schools. The aim is to ensure that the standards and practices of the programmes are being maintained. The visiting team comprised two experienced IB educators, trained according to global IB policies, who met all the school stakeholders: the School Board, the pedagogical leadership team, the faculty and staff, parents and students through formal meetings and informal dialogues. They also visited and observed classes in all levels and subject areas to ensure the best implementation of the teaching and learning practices according to the IB standards.
2013: MTIS launches its Summer Academy Program as a diverse academic, exploration, creativity and athletics program, open to MTIS and Non-MTIS students, ages 2-19, during the summer vacation in July and August every year. It is organized in both campuses over 8 summer weeks as 5-day intensive stand-alone courses and offers over 50 units to choose from: a variety of summer courses for which we use a fresh approach to the study of traditional academic subjects, visual and performing arts, personal development themes and athletics; day trips for cultural, historical and touristic discovery; stimulating theme or instruction camps in Romania and around the world.
2013: The International Division of Mark Twain International School is created (to run successfully alongside the experienced MTIS International Bilingual Division), opening its doors to students who wish to study in English as main language of instruction.
2013: The Mark Twain International School Consortium is established as a legal partnership between all existing MTIS school entities – Foundation, Preschool, Primary School, Middle School and High School, under the patronage of the Local County Council and the County Education Inspectorate.
2013: Mark Twain International School partners in its 2nd year with eminent students of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London to organise an international Cultural and Social Responsibility Project for Children. The Wind-up Penguin Theatre Company visits local communities and schools, and performs in 11 special productions in Bucharest, Brasov, Calarasi, Prahova and 3 recitals in Bucharest and Brasov. The project's message of friendship, multiculturalism and unity reaches children from Little People Association, The Pediatric Division of the National Oncology Institute, Bucharest, SOS Satele Copiilor Association, Ana si Copiii Association, Down Syndrome CARITAS Hospital, Valea Screzii Orphanage or Funzanesti Village School. The shows are followed by workshops and conferences; children have the chance to ask questions, to hear more about this project, and learn to initiate their own SR projects.
2013: MTIS students successfully participate in a series of new and challenging local and national academic competitions, covering a variety of subjects and areas of study: Chemistry, Friend or Foe?; The International Pro-Piano; Bright Speakers Debate; Romanian History Competition, National Linguistics Kangaroo; International Applied Mathematics; Ex Libris Literature; Ion Creanga Literature; Marin Preda Literature; Raluca Ripan Chemistry; Play Energy Project; Garabet Ibraileanu Critical Analysis Session; Marin Sorescu Literature; Junior Science; Literary Text & Analysis; National Folk Song & Composition; Snowflakes Voice Competition; Brave Claviaturi Piano; National Piano Festival and others.
2013: MTIS launches two new interschool competitions: The Hercules Fitness Challenge and The Slam Dunk Basketball Championship; as well as the What's Your Rock Gemology Fashion Fair.
2013: With a view to creating additional indoor campus space for the Secondary School, MTIS designs a new annex building with a team of architects and construction specialists, and starts construction in an early phase. The building is due to be finalized in 2016, and will provide students with a new cafeteria, library and media centre, labs and additional classroom space.
2013: With a focus on health, sports and outdoor recreation, MTIS builds a new basketball court and rennovates its outdoor pool in the Junior Campus, and creates new sports courts (basketball and football) in the Senior Campus.
2013: A spacious and modern multipurpose Gym/Community Hall is built in the Junior Campus.
2013: MTIS launches its new and ample website with Finalsite U.S.A.
Following a rigorous preparation process, MTIS becomes a registered Cambridge International School and a Cambridge International Primary School (both Cambridge International Centres of the University of Cambridge, UK) offering its students, ages 5 to 19, a leading international multidisciplinary curriculum in English and a suite of renowned examinations.
2014: MTIS is bestowed Winner of the 2014 Global Mobility Award & Education Facility of the Year Romania by Acquisition International, United Kingdom, who paid tribute to the institutions, businesses and individuals leading the way in 2014 in one of the world's most exciting and diverse industries.
2014: MTIS opens the late afternoon Junior After School Hub for preschool and pre-primary students, offering a variety of age-appropriate study modules, suppplementary English Langauge preparation, games and fun activities, and a homework programme.
2014: MTIS opens the Centre for Excellence in the Senior Campus, offering a variety of after-school courses designed for supplementary preparation for international and national examinations, and for the in-depth study of other academic subjects. IGCSE, International Baccalaureate, National Baccalaureate, National 8th Grade Assessment, In-depth study of academic subjects (English, Romanian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Mathematics, ICT, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Visual Arts, Music etc.)
2014: For the first time, MTIS students promote advantages of waste selection in Parliament in an Eco-Rom Ambalaje Company initiative. This is part of a green project, where MTIS students participate alongside another 100,000 students who learn about sellective waste collection. MTIS student representatives are also selected to appear in a promotion video of the campaign that is later awarded at a European event.
2014: MTIS hosts the IB Primary Years Programme Evaluation Visit in the Junior Campus, a requirement and a service provided by the IB Organization to IB World Schools. The aim is to ensure that the standards and practices of the programmes are being maintained.
The visiting team comprised two experienced IB educators, trained according to global IB policies, who met all the school stakeholders: the School Board, the pedagogical leadership team, the faculty and staff, parents and students through formal meetings and informal dialogues. They also visited and observed classes in all levels and subject areas to ensure the best implementation of the teaching and learning practices according to the IB standards.
MTIS successfully undergoes the IB Diploma Programme Evaluation process, a requirement and a service provided by the IB Organization to IB World Schools. The aim is to ensure that the standards and practices of the programmes are being maintained.
2014: MTIS offers the International Baccalaureate Exams in the November Session (in addition to the May Session) for the first time, thus responding to a growing number of requests.
2014: MTIS opens its on-campus Television Studio and Media Centre for educational and professional projects in the field.
2014: With a focus on classroom technology, MTIS updates its ICT Labs with 25 desktop computers, and launches a pilot BOYD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative in both campuses.
MTIS re-thinks its social media strategies and becomes active and pro-active on Facebook and Twitter, regularly informing its members of all events and news.
2015: MTIS reaches out to its immediate school community, and beyond, in a campaign to further engage with new local and national education, cultural, business and SR partners.
2015: Mark Twain International School celebrates two decades of excellence in international education in Romania.