A Community School with an international outlook


IST students represent more than 60 nationalities. The diversity of our student body contributes positively to creating a learning environment in which all students benefit.

Learn more about IST's students.

science experiment at ist


Our teachers have published text books, led workshops for other teachers and are internationally recognized for their work. Not to mention they are exceptional teachers who challenge, motivate and inspire each student, individually.

Learn more about IST's teachers.

art teacher encouraging students


Parents play an important role in the school’s collaborative learning community. In addition to the many important social functions which are coordinated by the Elementary and Secondary Parent Networks, parents also attend presentations from and participate in discussions with the Director, Principals and IB Coordinators throughout the year regarding the school, curriculum and learning at IST. Attendance at these presentations is important because it helps us all to stay current with the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Learn more about how parents participate in IST.

parents day at ist


IST alumni are found all around the world.

Learn more about the IST Alumni Association.

ist alumni visiting the school

What is important about the IST community?

  1. Diversity: more than 60 nationalities represented in the student body and more than 15 nationalities represented by the faculty.
  2. Personalised learning: students are challenged and supported to set learning goals that are individual to them and their interests.
  3. Support: students have access to phenomenal support to achieve their goals. They are guided in developing their approaches to learning, they have individual support from learning support specialist when needed and they have access to specialists who are skilled in a wide range of subjects.

“IST has been “very good [at] handling and integrating children who do not have much background in English [which] has been important to us. Also being at a school where the level of acceptance/celebration of children from different backgrounds is used as an asset has been fantastic for our kids.”
- parent, IST Parent Survey

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.