The International Preparatory School, for students from ages 2 to 18, is a recognized Centre for Cambridge International Examinations since 1987. The school offers a range of 11 different subjects in English as a first language for IGCSE, AS and A Levels (4), and offers students the possibility to sit for language exams for their native languages (Dutch, Korean, Japanese, French, among others).

IGCSE Syllabus is a perfect fit for our International Community. The subject content areas are easy to tailor to meet the multifaceted needs of our student body. Further, as exams are in English and most assessments take place at the end of the course, our students, whose first language is not English, are perfecting their proficiency in English plus learning subject – specific knowledge over the course of the programme.

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.

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.

Santiago

To Ms Lesley
Name: Santiago Alonso Garcia Lasota
Age: 21
Years at TIPS: 5
Memories I am fond of: practically everything, I had such fun among what I can only call a family at this point. The school took me in when I was lost, and ensured my growth not just as a student, but towards the end, as a person. Being the kid I was, there might’ve been some resistance on my end, but nothing takes away the bulk of it all. People actually cared about me, and
make who I was, the best I could be.
What I am doing today: To preface this, it worked! Today I am living the exact life I dreamed of. I am studying law, currently on my third year, at UDD. I’ve also been hired as a paralegal, to aid with matters of law wherever I can. Overall, I’d say that I’ve found not just my calling, but also that motivation we all tried to bring out of me back then. I’ve taken an interest in writing poetry
(attached at the end), though I’ve left painting at a pause while I work that art. Overall, I’d say I’ve combined the lessons learned at TIPS, the experience that life has brought, as well as my own growth as a person, into someone I can be proud of, which is who I am today.
With gratitude,
Santiago Garcia
Last Events
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.

Testimonials

Santiago

To Ms Lesley
Name: Santiago Alonso Garcia Lasota
Age: 21
Years at TIPS: 5
Memories I am fond of: practically everything, I had such fun among what I can only call a family at this point. The school took me in when I was lost, and ensured my growth not just as a student, but towards the end, as a person. Being the kid I was, there might’ve been some resistance on my end, but nothing takes away the bulk of it all. People actually cared about me, and
make who I was, the best I could be.
What I am doing today: To preface this, it worked! Today I am living the exact life I dreamed of. I am studying law, currently on my third year, at UDD. I’ve also been hired as a paralegal, to aid with matters of law wherever I can. Overall, I’d say that I’ve found not just my calling, but also that motivation we all tried to bring out of me back then. I’ve taken an interest in writing poetry
(attached at the end), though I’ve left painting at a pause while I work that art. Overall, I’d say I’ve combined the lessons learned at TIPS, the experience that life has brought, as well as my own growth as a person, into someone I can be proud of, which is who I am today.
With gratitude,
Santiago Garcia