Educating Expatriate and Tanzanian Families for over 50 Years

Education is one of the frameworks that shape a child's life. IST is a world-renowned, not-for-profit school offering a rigorous International Baccalaureate 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.




Students are challenged both academically and personally to continuously grow in their understanding and skills.




We support a diverse range of learning needs, as students come with various levels of readiness, needs and interests.




They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence.


Learning and Academics: IST is a full International Baccalaureate (IB) School

IST has a long history (almost 40 years) of educating and graduating students with an IB Diploma.
As a fully accredited IB school, students receive an education that opens up a world of global opportunities for their future, both in post-secondary education and in their future careers. The curriculum is balanced, holistic, and provides a variety of options for your child.




Become a Twiga: Admissions at IST

Your child can experience the benefit of an education that academically challenging and personally rewarding.
IST offers them access to an international, world-class faculty in the best facilities in Dar es Salaam.


Explore IST’s Campuses

Students enjoy two beautiful campuses – one for Primary and one for Secondary.
Both campus feature park-like settings, collaborative learning spaces, swimming pools, and more.

picture  of some people sitting around a picnic table at IST
picture of a young student kicking a soccer ball in the play area on the IST campus
picture of a student swimming in the pool at IST



FAQs about the Diploma Programme

Your child is about to enter the Diploma Programme (DP.) With this big step in your child’s life, you probably have some questions. Find answers here.