IST delivers an academic program that begins by developing a foundation of authentic inquiry in the early years (up to Grade 5). In addition to mastering concrete knowledge in languages, maths, the arts, social studies, science and physical education, our young students are guided and encouraged to ask questions that arise naturally from their own interest in the subject matter. We believe it is fundamental to later learning for young children to develop the habit of inquiry that stems from their own innate curiosity.
In subsequent years (Grades 6 to 10), our students are further challenged to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the world, to become critical and reflective thinkers, and to develop the qualities and attributes of internationally-minded global citizens. In Grade 10, students are required to present a Personal Project - a significant body of work produced by the student over an extended period.
In the last two years of study at IST (Grades 11 and 12), our students follow the hallmark of the International Baccalaureate Programme which leads to the awarding of either a Diploma or a Certificate depending on the option the student has chosen. Both options require the student to master a broad base of subjects as well as demonstrate a commitment to participation in the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program. The Diploma option further requires students to submit an independent research paper (The Extended Essay) as well as follow a course designed to develop the skills of critical analysis and thought (Theory of Knowledge).