IST awarded IB candidacy!

The International School of Tallinn (IST) became a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Organisation recognised the status of the International School of Tallinn as a candidate school of the IB (International Baccalaureate) to implement the primary level study programme PYP (Primary Years Programme).

In the application to become a candidate, the IST provided a detailed overview on how the school has applied the IB principles in running the school, allocating resources, training teachers, and implementing study programmes. Also, the IST provided an in-depth plan of action on how the school will develop the IB further in study programmes over the next years.

For foreigners residing in Estonia, IB signifies global recognition and reliable study programmes in international education, which allows children to continue their education smoothly when they move from one country to another, as the philosophy and mission of the IB are to focus on international mindedness. Parents feel confident in knowing that the quality of the educational activity of the school is monitored and regularly assessed by an international organisation. As a candidate school, the International School of Tallinn has direct access to IB professional development, materials, resources and consulting. As IB programmes are based on the best teaching practices of the last decades, the IST will contribute to enriching the Estonian education system as a whole.

In Tallinn, the International School of Estonia (ISE) and the Tallinn English College (TEC) have previously received the PYP accreditation. The International School of Tallinn (IST) diversifies educational options as a school that offers international education, especially due to its strategic location in the fast developing Smart City in √úlemiste, where the number of international talents and companies is constantly increasing.

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