Children at Town House International School experience our world through a multicultural program that is both challenging and fun. We embrace learning through discovery, art, play, and creative activities.

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Our Mission

Town House International School (T.H.I.S.) nurtures each child’s emerging talents and unique needs in a safe, intimate, multicultural environment that is challenging yet engaging. We encourage each child to develop at his or her own pace while providing a vigorous curriculum that builds confidence and fosters the love of learning.

About us


Our school welcomes children from across the city and around the world, encompassing a wide variety of national, religious, racial and ethical backgrounds. This way, students learn to respect and appreciate the dynamics of a multicultural environment. The school celebrates an array of holidays where students, families and friends can enjoy and share cultural foods and traditions in the classroom.


Since our inception in 1976, we have believed that a preschool is the foundation for one’s lifelong journey of intellectual and social growth. Our program focuses on cognitive, socio-emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our youngest students are two and our graduates are six. The curriculum in each of our classrooms incorporates the critical components of child-imitated and teacher-supported activities. This is the essence of our school’s educational philosophy– teachers help their students identify and explore their interests and create a sound foundation for lifelong learning.

We teach children to explore their interests and create a sound foundation for lifelong learning. The language, science, math and arts programs incorporate a multicultural perspective. Learning experiences are enriched through circle time, discovery, creative activities, music and movement, drama, arts and crafts, and reading.


We are a member of the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York, the Parents League Association and the Educational Record Bureau (ERB). T.H.I.S. is committed to the Principles of Good Practice as articulated by the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is licensed by the NYC Board of Health, a member of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NCCNY), and is chartered by the Board of Regent of the State University in association with the New York State Department of Education.

T.H.I.S. is a non-profit school supported by income from tuition and fees as well as contributions from individuals and business organizations committed to early childhood education in the field of the arts and sciences. Contributions may be made in the name of Town House International School (T.H.I.S) of Filipinas Americas Science & Art Foundation, Inc. (F.A.S.A.F.)