Why Choose the International School of Tanganyika?

Our teachers. Our students. Our diversity. Our Approach. Our Commitment.



Education is the framework that shapes a child's life. IST is a world-renowned school offering a rigorous academic curriculum partnered with a holistic approach to learning
that challenges students to learn, offers the support they need to succeed and inspires them to become productive global citizens that give back to their community.

As an independent, private, not-for-profit day school, we offer rigorous academic programmes coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities
serving students from the young age of three to Grade 12. Both our academics and extra-curricular activities allow our students to excel in whatever they put their minds to.

9 Reasons to Attend IST

1 Academic Excellence

A challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme nurtures a love of learning and inquiry in students.
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2 Global Education Networks

A school which has an affiliation with influential global education networks provides students a chance to connect with others both worldwide and locally in Dar es Salaam.
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3 Local Partnerships

Partnering with local businesses and organizations can drastically improve a student’s experience by giving them opportunities outside the school doors.
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4 Commitment to Tanzania

“IST is a name that is instantly recognizable to all in Tanzania. From police, hospitals, airports, etc., the level of respect and recognition is flattering and a reflection of the influence that the school has,” said Ivan Chew, the Secondary Campus Physical Health and Education teacher at IST.
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5 Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is pivotal to student success. The way we learn as individuals is as unique as we are; people retain information in different ways, and that is exactly how this approach to learning is tailored.
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6 Excellent Facilities

IST boasts two campuses, one for Primary and one for Secondary, each providing an atmosphere conducive to learning.
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7 World Class Faculty

At IST, faculty members are recruited from both Tanzania and around the world, allowing for a diverse range of values.
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8 Dedicated Support Systems

One of IST’s many strengths is providing support above and beyond academic instruction.
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9 Distinguished History

IST is one of the oldest and most prestigious international schools in Africa.
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Elementary | Ages 3 to Grade 5

IST's Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers an exceptional student centred, inquiry based learning environment for young learners.

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Middle Years | Grades 6 to 10

IST's Middle Years Programme (MYP) offers academic rigour while also caring for the social and emotional development taking place in students during these years.

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Diploma | Grades 11 & 12

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) at IST is a challenging two year course of study with students choosing from a broad range of subjects in preparation for university studies and beyond.

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Mission

Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world.


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Child protection is extremely important. IST’s Child Protection Policy (Section 7.15 >>) together with procedures to verify the previous employment for new job applicants is part of our commitment to ensure all members of the IST community are informed and educated regarding symptoms of child abuse for the protection of all of our students.