Applying to IST
All children are welcome to apply for admission to IST. Our admission criteria and priorities are guided by our vision to serve the educational needs of children of internationally mobile families in Dar es Salaam.
How to Apply
Students can apply to IST at any time for the 2019-2020 school year. Completed applications will be reviewed at the time they are received and parents will be notified soon thereafter. For those enrolling mid-year, acceptance decisions are usually made more quickly unless your child/ren are applying for a Grade where a waitlist exists.
For complete details on how to apply to IST, please visit the Apply for Admissions page.
Admission Criteria and Priorities
Admission to IST is dependent on the applicant meeting our admission criteria in terms of academic performance, behaviour and ability to benefit from the rigorous IB Programme.
As part of the admission process, IST must discover relevant information about your children’s abilities, learning differences, talents and learning styles. We administer an admissions test to assist in determining whether their educational needs can be met by our school.
Whenever it’s not possible to accommodate all qualified applicants, admissions will be granted according to our priority policy.
Find out more about our admission criteria and priorities.
Student Age Placement
The grade your child is placed in depends upon their age at the time of admission:
- A student must turn the minimum age for the Grade by the 31st of August.
- At the time of admission, a student shall not be more than two years older than the normal age of students in that Grade. Any exception to this policy may be granted by the Director only in exceptional circumstances. (Board Policy 6.105, March 6, 2014)
Click here to view our Student Age Placement chart.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is to be paid on an annual basis for each student and varies depending upon the grade level. As a not-for-profit, parent-directed school, tuition is directed back into the school to improve the educational experience, campus and facilities, and to recruit world-class teachers and administrators.
Additional fees will be charged based on each student’s personal requirements.
Click here to view the complete overview of our tuition and fees.