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The IST has opened Kindergarten (preschool) for ages 4-6 as part of our international study programme. Under the care of an experienced early years IB teacher and well-equipped facilities on the second floor of IST, kids learn through play!

International School of Tallinn

International School of Tallinn (IST) is committed to providing a high-quality international education. The language of instruction is English across all subjects.

IST’s long-term goal is to provide K-12 education by opening classes at every grade level for students aged 3 to 18. For its inaugural year, grades 1-6 were opened at IST for students aged 6-12.

At the beginning of school year 2018-2019, IST opened grades 7-8 to include students aged 13-14. During the same period our Preschool was opened for students from age 3 up to age 6. IST has opened grades 9 and 10 this school year (2019-2020), and grades 11 and 12 will follow during the 2020-2021 school year.


IST was established with the purpose of providing IB (International Baccalaureate) programs at all grade levels: PYP (Primary Years Programme), MYP (Middle Years Programme), and DP (Diploma Programme). Although we are initially based on national standards, the school was awarded IB candidacy status for PYP and MYP and working hard towards authorisation of PYP by end 2019. The International Baccalaureate (IB) enables a smooth continuum of learning across the world and is globally recognised as one of the most sought after entry routes to university.

At International School of Tallinn, we believe every child must feel valued, unique, and gifted. We nurture these beliefs through our first-rate care and activities.

We hold the idea that we are all an intrinsic part of our world, and this is expressed through the main colours of our school’s logo: navy blue—the colour of our deepest oceans, and gold—which mirrors the shining eyes of our inspired children as they are welcomed into school each day.


“Our experience is very good! Lisa Parker is just fantastic! We are happy to have her as a teacher; please keep her with us next year. I hope that we will have more fun next year, in the new building and I know that many new kids will join in grade one.”