MISSION &

VALUES

Our Mission:

IST mission is to support the holistic development of every individual to become responsible global citizens and inde-pendent life-long learners by providing a rigorous inquiry and multicultural learning environment.

Our Promise:

IST promises to foster a culture of innovation and desire for life-long learning through academic rigor and a network of global citizens.

Our Vision:

IST mission is to support the holistic development of every individual to become responsible global citizens and inde-pendent life-long learners by providing a rigorous inquiry and multicultural learning environment.To create a global community that values inquiry, critical and creative thinking, open and entrepreneurial minded-ness, and acts with tolerance and compassion. To support an outstanding faculty that embraces the best pedagogical practices, applying enhanced knowledge and skills in math, science, and technology. To prepare students who strive to become entrepreneurial leaders in their desired fields for an ever changing future.

BELIEFS

At IST, we believe it is important to be a balanced member of society through:

Leadership

Being a good role model inside and outside of school;

Inspiring and encouraging others;

Being a good communicator;

Demonstrating empathy

Culture

Accepting everyone and embracing differences;

Being yourself;

Welcoming change;

Demonstrating diplomacy

Integrity

Being honest;

Respecting everyone;

Exhibiting a good moral and ethical attitude

Action

Being an active members of the community;

Taking responsibility for your actions;

Embracing the creativity of your inner child

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A thinker

Our responsibility is to prepare students for their futures. Teachers do their best to equip students with the tools to succeed in all areas of life: academically, socially, emotionally, and morally, to name a few.

As change is inevitable in the world we live in, IST tirelessly works toward staying ahead of the change. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring that the curriculum, teaching methods, and infrastructure are keeping up with, and surpassing, the standards of other highly competitive educational institutions.

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