With 46 years of experience in education, The International Preparatory School is a British based International school that offers families the opportunity to place their children in a local English-speaking school while ensuring a multicultural education within the Cambridge Pathway framework. The Cambridge Pathway gives our students a unique opportunity to join a worldwide community of over 10,000 learners across 160 countries as well as to hold qualifications that are recognized in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa. Recognized as a Centre for Cambridge International Examinations since 1987, TIPS offers preparation for 11 different subjects for IGCSE, as well as AS and A level programmes.

With its nurturing homey atmosphere and dedicated staff, The International Preparatory School focuses on helping each child develop his or her academic potential along with a strong sense of identity, well-being and self-confidence. At TIPS we understand the individual needs and interests of the 21st century learner and strive to deliver excellence in education.

Our campus is nestled in the foothills of the Andes in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Santiago. We invite you to schedule a visit. We will describe our challenging, multicultural educational programming, show you around, and answer your questions.

The School Year


The school year runs from March to mid-December and is divided into two semesters. An optional summer programme is available in January. There are no classes in February. There are three weeks of winter vacation in July and one week in September for the Chilean National Holidays

Progress Reports


There are two progress reports during the year, one at the end of each semester. Parent-teacher meetings are scheduled twice a year and either parent or teacher may ask for special meetings if they feel it necessary.

School Hours


The school day begins at 9:00 and ends at 14:15 for Playgroup, Foundation and Reception students. Year 1 students leave school at 15:40 and those in Year 2-13 at 16:25. There are one hour sessions of extracurricular activities in the afternoons from 15:35 to 17:30.

School Security


The security of your children is a major concern for us at The International Preparatory School. Further information regarding our safety and security procedures can be found in our school handbook.

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The School Year

The School Year


The school year runs from March to mid-December and is divided into two semesters. An optional summer programme is available in January. There are no classes in February. There are three weeks of winter vacation in July and one week in September for the Chilean National Holidays

Progress Reports


There are two progress reports during the year, one at the end of each semester. Parent-teacher meetings are scheduled twice a year and either parent or teacher may ask for special meetings if they feel it necessary.

Location & Hours

School Hours


The school day begins at 9:00 and ends at 14:15 for Playgroup, Foundation and Reception students. Year 1 students leave school at 15:40 and those in Year 2-13 at 16:25. There are one hour sessions of extracurricular activities in the afternoons from 15:35 to 17:30.

School Security


The security of your children is a major concern for us at The International Preparatory School. Further information regarding our safety and security procedures can be found in our school handbook.

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