What People Say

"I don't know when I've ever had so much support, felt so much care for my child, in helping him overcome obstacles. A few specific teachers and faculty members have been instrumental in the personal growth and development of my child. I already know that they will never be forgotten, and will always be appreciated."

- parent of Secondary student, IST Parent Survey



The IST Curriculum
To implement the IST teaching and learning philosophy, we follow the IB curriculum programmes in the Elementary and Secondary years, as defined by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. 

The curriculum is balanced and holistic, providing varied opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate their learning. It enables students to gain understanding and skills in ways that are disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary. It encourages students to be reflective and to act upon their learning.
A Student's Voice

"I've found IST a really good school that has improved my education throughout the years I have been here. I enjoy going to school and learning new things and learning with my friends! I'm happy that I've gotten a lot better at maths. I've enjoyed reading and have improved a great amount. I'm very happy going to school here!"

- IST student (Grade 5), submitted anonymously through the Annual Student Survey

Effective Learning

From IST's Teaching and Learning Philosophy:

"Student learning is the highest priority at IST. The most effective learning happens in a context in which students feel understood, safe and confident. Teaching and learning at IST follows a constructivist approach, where students actively shape their understanding in interaction with teachers and peers."

IB Learner Profile

The learner profile is a list of attributes intended to promote academic rigour as well as contribute to a personal value system leading to international-mindedness.

The IB programmes encourage students to become:

  • inquirers  —  their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning

  • thinkers  —  they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problems
  • communicators  —  they receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language
  • risk-takers  —  they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas
  • knowledgeable  —  they have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge
  • principled  —  they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice
  • caring  —  they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others
  • open-minded  —  they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view
  • well-balanced  —  they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being
  • reflective  —  they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analysing their personal strengths and weaknesses.
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