Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the International School of Tallinn (IST) has secure entrances. A security guard is present at the entrance during busy hours, and when they are not there, the door is locked for security purposes.

Currently, the International School of Tallinn (IST) has over 280 students enrolled from preschool to grade 12.

  • Preschool: 7900 €/academic year
  • PYP (Primary Years Programme): 9700 €/academic year
  • MYP (Middle Years Programme): 10300 €/academic year
  • DP (Diploma Programme): 10650 €/academic year

The academic year consists of 175 school days in the period from September to June.
In the case of a student joining the school when the academic year has already begun, the amount of the tuition fee due will be calculated proportionally based on the number of remaining study months and study days in the study period.

Class sizes at the International School of Tallinn (IST) currently range from 15 to 23 students.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The organization collaborates with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students worldwide to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that people, despite their differences, can also be right. For more information, visit

The International School of Tallinn (IST) is proud to have a vibrant and diverse community, with over 50 different nationalities represented among our students and staff. Our community includes nationalities such as British, South African, Italian, Maltese, Ukrainian, Australian, Chinese, American, Swiss, French, Russian, Pakistani, Polish, Georgian, Cypriot, German, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Swedish, Irish, Israeli, Nigerian, Latvian, Czech, Armenian, Sri Lankan, Moroccan, Indian, Estonian, Finnish, Iranian, Belgian, Brazilian, Indonesian, Spanish, Canadian, Belarusian, Azerbaijani, and Colombian. This multicultural environment enriches the learning experience and fosters a global perspective.

  • The school doors open at 08:45.
  • Classes for most grades start at 09:00.
  • The DP class (Diploma Programme) starts at 08:00.

Daily Schedule Overview:

  • Arrival: 08:45 (Homeroom session for Grades 6-12)
  • Hour 1: 09:00-09:45
  • Hour 2: 09:50-10:35
  • Hour 3: 10:40-11:30
  • Lunch/Recess: 11:30-12:30 (varies by grade)
  • Hour 4: 12:30-13:15
  • Hour 5: 13:20-14:05 (PreSchool to Grade 3 finish at this time)
  • Aftercare begins: 14:05
  • Hour 6: 14:15-15:00 (Grade 4-5 finish at this time)
  • Hour 7: 15:05-15:50 (Grade 9-12 finish at this time)

The best modes of public transportation to reach the International School of Tallinn (IST) at Ülemiste City include:

  • Tram 2: Stops at Majaka põik, where you can transfer to Bus 7 to reach Ülemiste City.
  • Bus 2: Runs between Balti Jaam and Mõigu, with a stop at Lennujaam (airport), which is a short walk to Ülemiste City.
  • Bus 7: Runs from Seli to Sõjamäe, stopping at Ülemiste jaam, Dvigatel, Lõõtsa, and Valukoja.
  • Bus 15: Runs between Estonia and Sõjamäe, stopping at Dvigatel.
  • Bus 45: Stops at Ülemiste jaam.
  • Elron Train: Stops at Ülemiste jaam, which is a short walk from the school.

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Yes, the International School of Tallinn (IST) offers Estonian language lessons for students in Grades 1-10. These lessons are provided twice a week in small groups, tailored to the student’s language proficiency levels to ensure effective learning and improvement.

The school lunches at the International School of Tallinn (IST) include a hot meal accompanied by salads, fruit, and juice. Additionally, there are options available for vegetarian, gluten-free, and other alternative meals to accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences.

Grade 12 students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme at the International School of Tallinn (IST) acquire the prestigious Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma). This diploma is recognized worldwide and allows students to apply to top universities globally. In addition to the diploma, students will also receive the Diploma Programme (DP) Results Certificate, which contains detailed information on the total number of points earned and grades achieved in each course.

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