IST Values

Our values are based on, and fully aligned with, the IB Learner Profile attributes oriented toward an international-mindedness.

IB (International Baccalaureate) has outlined ten attributes aiming to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-Takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective


At IST, Our Core Values Are

Taking action—at IST, we believe it is our fundamental function as citizens of the world to react and act with enthusiasm concerning the local and global challenges imposed by the different issues that impact our existence as a community of learners. At IST, taking action means being a risk taker, a communicator, open minded, and caring.

Balancing our lives—At IST, we believe in the importance of balancing the different aspects of our humanity. We promote a healthy lifestyle, mindfulness, good relationships, physical and mental development, and career enhancement. IST believes balancing our lives means being reflective, principled, and balanced.

Becoming lifelong learners—At IST, we believe learning should not stop at any certain point in our lives. As a community, we work hard to achieve our goals using different strategies and approaches to learning. We give importance to the development of skills and attitudes that help us to continuously satisfy our curiosity. At IST, becoming a lifelong learner means being knowledgeable, an inquirer, and a thinker.