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

We started with an initial meeting between heads of schools.


Regular Meeting

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

Regular Meeting

Members met for one of tri-annual Regular Meetings.

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.

2019 Executive Committee

Ernie Izumi President Ernie is the owner of Maple International School and Mie International School in Mie prefecture.
Nao Geisler Vice-President Nao is the owner of Kakuozan International Preschool, located in central Nagoya.
Allison Jones Treasurer Allison is the director at International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN), in eastern Nagoya.