Working together we strive to Support Communities Advance Education Help Students Succeed

The Tokai International School Association (TISA) is a group of international schools within the Tokai area which are working together to support their respective school communities and advance the ideals of international education.

Our History

TISA was formed from an initial meeting in one of the founding member schools on May 22, 2017 and a formal constitution was adopted in the Spring of 2019.

The original founding member schools were Abroad International School, Aichi International School, Discovery International School, Grow International Preschool, International Christian Academy of Nagoya, No Borders International School, Kakuozan International Preschool, Kids International School, Maple Leaf International School and Nagoya International School.

Our History

A brief overview of the history of TISA.


New School Joins TISA

Hisaya International Preschool is added to TISA member schools.

TISA COVID Mass Vaccination

Nagoya International School hosted a TISA COVID Mass Vaccination for 1000 faculty, students & families of TISA member schools.

New President & Vice President Appointed

Nao Geisler is appointed as President. Michael Finch is appointed as vice president.

New School Joins TISA

Upbeat International School is added to TISA member schools.

New Treasurer Appointed

Michiru Mitani is appointed as the TISA Treasurer.

Regular Spring Meeting

Our TISA meeting was conducted via Zoom due to COVID precautions.


Regular Winter Meeting

Regular winter TISA meeting is conducted online due to COVID restrictions.

Regular Meeting

Our TISA meeting was conducted via Zoom due to COVID precautions.

Regular Meeting

Members met for one of tri-annual Regular Meetings.


President, Vice President & Treasurer Appointed

Ernie Izumi was elected as President of TISA. Nao Geisler was elected as Vice-President. Allison Jones became Treasurer.

Constitution Ratified

All members of TISA ratified and agreed upon a constitution to move forward. TISA is officially formed.


First Meeting

All school heads met at the Nagoya International School.

2021 Executive Committee

Nao Geisler President Nao is the owner of Kakuozan International Preschool, located in central Nagoya.
Michael Finch Vice-President Michael Finch is the owner of Grow International Preschool, located in eastern Nagoya.
Michiru Mitani Treasurer Michiru is the director of Kids International School, located in Nagakute-city, Aichi.