Over 60 Cultures & Countries

IST alumni routinely let us know that the diversity of our community enables them to collaborate confidently with a variety of groups ranging from university to the workplace.


8 Students to 1 Teacher

IST's teachers have published text books, led workshops for other teachers and are internationally recognized for their work. They are also exceptionally skilled teachers who challenge, motivate and inspire each student, individually.

Buildings and Facilities

New & Updated Collaborative Learning Environments

The new Elementary Campus multi-purpose hall opened in December 2016, and the Secondary Campus D and E Blocks opened in August 2017.

Student Achievements

Extraordinary University admissions • International exams • Award winners

Our students consistently receive offers of admission to the most respected universities in the world as well scoring impressive marks on international exams. On top of that, they write successful grant proposals, win international awards and set and achieve their own personal goals.

Student Life

More than 50 After School Activities

IST's curriculum is balanced and holistic. Students have extraordinary opportunities to thrive. After school activity options range from athletics to creative to service pursuits. Students develop their leadership, organizational, and team working skills. They work locally within Dar es Salaam and travel internationally to collaborate as well as compete with others.

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

The International School of Tanganyika is proud to be accredited by / a member of these respected organisations:

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.