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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
|23 students / class
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|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Language support for students not fluent in English
English as a Second Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school
Spanish, German, French, Russian, Estonian
|Max. number of students per class
Class sizes currently range from 14 to 23.
|External examinations or assessments available
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
Special Education Needs
|Learning support offered
IST provides students, teachers, and parents with a special education needs coordinator, to provide assessment, intervention, and evaluation services. The school’s aim is to provide an inclusive environment that balances school resources with Individual student needs.
|Student access to education psychologist
|Entry evaluation for students
Trial day for preschool and PYP Grade 1-5. During the trial day the teacher observes the student's behaviours and the level of the knowledge.
|School start time
|School finish time
Preschool to Grade 3: 14:05
|Supervised care before/after school
Aftercare - support service for school children whose parents or guardians cannot arrange pick up at the time pupils are dismissed. IST offers aftercare services on school days, from 14h05 to 17h.
|School bus service available
|School provided lunches
Lunch is offered daily from 11:30 – 12:00 at the school’s canteen, on the fourth floor. In the canteen, the children are assisted by teachers who help keep things organized. Pupils can also bring their own food from home and eat it in the canteen. A microwave is available to heat up the food.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Fresh and healthy meals are prepared on site every day. IST considers the specifics of pupil´s diets – every day there is a vegetarian option. Lactose free and gluten free foods can also be requested by notifying IST in advance. Milk and bread are included every day. When pork is on the menu, another protein option is available.
IST School uniform is highly recommended, and Dress Code Policy mandatory for Grade 1 to 12 students.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Singing, Piano, Dance Rhythmics, Capoeira, Robotics, Ceramics, Drama club, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic
|Facilities at the school
Library, Canteen, Labs, Assembly Hall
|Sports facilities at the school
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
International School of Tallinn offers comprehensive education in English from students aged 3 to 19. its curriculum, from preschool to high school, is based on international study programs and aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) global standards.
|Teaching approach of the school
IST focuses on individual potential and each student is believed to be unique. English is the language of instruction and IST offers a variety of foreign languages in its curriculum: Spanish, French, German, Russian and Estonian. IST's learning environment is diverse and inspiring. IST guarantees child-friendly, secure, and supportive learning facilities.