Welcome to IST

At a Glance

About IST

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

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.

Academics

Average IB Diploma Score since 2003

33

Average IB Diploma Pass Rate since 2003

91%

Matriculation

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.).

Facilities

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.

People

faculty

About 120 teachers from 15 different countries, 40% with advanced degrees

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

18 to 20 students

STUDENT BODY

About 900 students representing more than 60 nationalities with 80% of the students speaking more than one language

Affiliations

ACCREDITATION

International Baccalaureate (IB) World School; Council of International Schools (CIS); Middle States Association (MSA)

MEMBERSHIPS

Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA); International Schools of Sub-Saharan and Eastern Africa (ISSEA); International Award Programme; Round Square Organization

“Your in-depth experience, responsiveness (even during your vacation!), and care for both the students and the school had a great impact on all of us, and our decision for [our daughter’s] future. We are very grateful!”
- IST parent

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

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