What sets IST apart from other schools?

Our Teachers, Our Students, Our Commitment

The IST faculty is comprised of qualified and dedicated teachers who are excellent at challenging our students to go beyond their dreams, supporting and inspiring them to do and be better.

Our student community is extremely diverse, with many different cultures and traditions. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Our tradition of excellence, cultivated over 5 decades, has made IST the school of choice in Dar es Salaam.

We are committed to ensuring the best learning and teaching environment for our students, tailoring our curriculum to ensure each student gets an opportunity to explore, learn and develop their passions and interest.

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Amongst the strengths of IST are a “strong and professional teaching team, and excellent administration, organization and leadership.”
- former IST parent, exit survey upon moving out of Tanzania

IST students are successful in their own unique ways

The success of a student doesn't boil down to their academic results. Students at IST are successful in their own ways, and often follow their passions. Discover how IST parents encourage their children to achieve excellence by downloading the eBook below.

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The International School of Tanganyika is a proud member of / accredited by these 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.