IST School Supply List

  • Backpack
  • #2 Pencils (many)
  • Pens (black and red. Grades 5-12)
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Box or Pencil Pouch/Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Colored Pencils
  • Calculator (Grades 3-12)
  • Oil pastels
  • Felt-tip markers (Grades 3-12)
  • Highlighters
  • Measuring stick/Ruler
  • 1 Glue stick (Grades 1-4)
  • 4 Notebooks
  • 2 2-Ring Binders
  • Watercolour Paints
  • Lined Index Cards (Grades 5-12)
  • Tissues (2 classroom boxes of tissues)
  • Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Wipes (baby wipes, antibacterial wipes, etc.)
  • Indoor/outdoor shoes
  • PE- sport clothing (t-shirt and shorts and indoor sport shoes)



  • Pencils
  • 2 Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • 1 notebook
  • Paints
  • PE- sport clothing (t-shirt and shorts and indoor sport shoes)


ManageBac is the industry leading student information system (SIS) for IB international schools. It provides the framework needed to facilitate IB curriculum planning with enhanced efficiency, provides avenues for assessment and sets a standard for reporting, while minimizing the amount of paperwork and centralizing communication with  parents and students.
It is only possible to join via email.

If you have any questions about ManageBac, please contact  Michael Neuwahl, ManageBac Administrator and IT Manager:

Student Cards

The e-student card from Valnes is not only an identity document, but also an interactive access card that allows you to enter the gate and gives access to use free public transport.
It is also used as an access card to take out books from the library.
Student cards can be ordered through the Valnes system with the Estonian ID-card: or by e-mailing Enely Raja at our front desk: A digital document picture of the child is needed. The card costs 4.50 Euro.

Lost and Found

All items found on school premises without an owner will be collected and placed in the lost and found cupboard in our office on the third floor. Marked items are delivered to the children via the school.
Before the holidays, all the items left in lost and found will be donated to charity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why a new school at all? Are there enough students for every international school in Tallinn? Is your activity sustainable in a longer perspective? Why is your school needed? What distinguishes your school from other international schools in Tallinn?

  • Many high-tech companies with highly qualified international staff are located in Ülemiste City. Thus, an international school is a necessary part of its ecosystem. The developers of the city are motivated to invest in the long-term development of a new International School.
  • All schools in Tallinn based on an international curriculum have increased their number of students. It is evidence of positive trends of internationalisation in Tallinn, resulting in a growing demand for international education.
  • The new school provides an alternative for those:
    • Who are not able or willing to afford IB programmes more expensive than ours
    • Who value the most rigorous academic programme
    • Who enjoy a smaller school with a cosy atmosphere

On what will the teaching and learning be based? What are the learning outcomes of the studies? How will it ensure a smooth continuation of the child’s education?

  • The content of the study programme is based on the Estonian National Curriculum, during the transition to International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • The assessment procedures of the school  ensures transparency and availability of the learning outcomes at all levels.
  • The school curriculum is complemented by the IB programme frameworks, including the focus on the attributes of the IB learner profile; and the IB study methods with respective culminations, multilingualism, and intercultural engagement.
  • IB programme frameworks can operate effectively with national curricula at all ages (more than 50% of IB World Schools are state-funded).
  • An IB diploma is recognised worldwide by more universities than any other programme diploma.
  • IB programmes develop independent of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools. They encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts. They encourage students to be internationally minded within a complex and hyper-connected world.
  • The school will assist the students for a smooth transition while entering and leaving the school.


What helps build confidence in the quality of the education at your school being better than what’s available in other international schools in Tallinn? Why should families prefer your school?

  • IB study methods and the content of Estonian national curriculum, used in conjunction, will provide very effective learning conditions for the development of the students.
  • The school will incorporate all necessary procedures and indicators/target levels regarding planning, implementation, learning outcomes, and study analysis—resulting in an effective and high-quality education
  • Teaching is based on the best science-based and hands-on practices.
  • IST will conduct a satisfaction survey for all parties in the school community (students, parents, teachers) on a yearly basis.
  • The holistic approach of school organisation at IST will enable all stakeholders to have a full overview of quality, trends, and progress. Any client may independently compare our offerings with other schools.

Who will teach? How much experience do they have? Can I entrust the care and education of my children to these teachers?

  • Each teacher has a recognised pedagogical qualification and prior pedagogical experience; prior work at an international school is ideal.
  • The personal qualities of every teacher have been previously explored in-depth.
  • IST is recruiting international personnel primarily to teach basic subjects (English, math, natural sciences). These teachers must be native English speakers or have the highest proficiency in English (level C2).
  • Teachers of other subjects are expected to speak English at level C1.
  • IST also prefers other world languages (French, German, Russian, and Estonian) be taught by teachers who natively speak the respective language.
  • Teachers undergo an induction programme, which provide professional training reinforcing IST’s goals and pedagogical approach. Teachers are regularly supervised and supported in their professional development.