IST is an independent, private, not-for-profit day school located on two campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IST offers rigorous academic programmes coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities serving students from age 3 to Grade 12.
Founded in 1963 by a group of parents led by Dr. Michael Latham (Chair) and Sir Andy Chande (Treasurer and Secretary). Our name, the International School of Tanganyika, reflects the fact that we were founded before the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar which became Tanzania.
Two campuses, Elementary (3.2 hectares) and Secondary (4.5 hectares), located in the Upanga and Masaki/Msasani Peninsula (respectively) residential areas of Dar es Salaam.
About 1000 students representing more than 60 nationalities with 80% of the students speaking more than one language
About 120 teachers from 15 different countries, 40% with advanced degrees
Average Class Size
|18 to 20 students|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) World School; Council of International Schools (CIS); Middle States Association (MSA)|
|Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA); International Schools of Sub-Saharan and Eastern Africa (ISSEA); International Award Programme; Round Square Organization|
Average IB Diploma Score since 2003
Average IB Diploma Pass Rate since 2003
|95% of our students matriculate to a 4-year college or university. Recent graduates have gone on to, for example, Stanford University (U.S.A.), University of Leeds (U.K.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.A.), University of Warwick (U.K), University of Lancaster (U.K.), Columbia University (U.S.A.) and Princeton University (U.S.A.).|