Our students work hard and achieve.

Measuring Success

Student Achievement

As a school, we aim to ensure all our students make a high level of educational progress. Furthermore, we strive to ensure that IST students gain access to their universities and schools of choice.

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Diploma Programme Results Summary

Excellent DP Results

Students from IST’s Class of 2018 achieved excellent results in their IB Diploma exams.

  • The average points score for our students was 34 (out of the maximum possible 45), compared with the worldwide average of 30 points.
  • The highest total points score achieved by an IST student this year was 42, from a maximum of 45.
  • 92% of the 79-student year group took the full IB Diploma, reflecting our encouraging approach – we want as many of our students as possible to aim for the full IB Diploma.






Percentage of students taking the full IB Diploma Programme






Diploma Pass Rate






Average Diploma Score






Highest Diploma Score (out of maximum possible 45)






Over the past few years, more and more students at IST are opting for the full Diploma Programme with an impressively high percentage of IST students passing. The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) is academically rigorous and we are proud to support an increasing number of students to take up the challenge of the IB DP.

University Placements

IST College and University Matriculation

This table summarizes the college and university offers that IST students have historically received. This list does not indicate where students eventually decided to continue their studies.





  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of William & Mary
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvard College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Occidental College
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Savannah College of Art/Design
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • Univ. of California, Davis
  • Univ. of California, Irvine
  • Univ. of California, Los Angeles
  • Univ. of California, San Diego
  • Univ. of Chicago
  • Univ. of Cincinnati
  • Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
  • Univ. of Delaware
  • Univ. of Florida
  • Univ. of Georgia
  • Univ. of Michigan
  • Univ. of Oklahoma
  • Univ. of Pacific
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Univ. of Rochester
  • Univ. of Southern California
  • Univ. of Texas
  • Univ. of Vermont
  • Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Univ. of Washington
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

  • Aston University
  • Birmingham Medical College
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff University
  • City University London
  • Durham University
  • Hull York Medical College
  • Imperial College
  • Imperial Medical College
  • Keele University
  • King’s College London
  • Kings Medical College
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Medical College
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics
  • London School of Pharmacy
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Regents College
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • St. George’s Medical College
  • University College Birmingham
  • University College London
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of the Arts London
  • Univ. of Bath
  • Univ. of Bristol
  • Univ. of Brighton
  • Univ. of Birmingham
  • Univ. of Cambridge
  • Univ. of Dundee
  • Univ. of East Anglia
  • Univ. of Edinburgh
  • Univ. of Glasgow
  • Univ. of Greenwich
  • Univ. of Kent
  • Univ. of Leeds
  • Univ. of Leicester
  • Univ. of Liverpool
  • Univ. of Manchester
  • Univ. of Nottingham
  • Univ. of Oxford
  • Univ. of Portsmouth
  • Univ. of Reading
  • Univ. of Richmond–London
  • Univ. of Sheffield
  • Univ. of Southampton
  • Univ. of Warwick
  • Univ. of Westminster
  • Univ. of York

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Queens University
  • Ryerson University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trent University
  • Univ. of Alberta
  • Univ. of British Columbia
  • Univ. of Ottawa
  • Univ. of Toronto
  • Univ. of Waterloo
  • Univ. of Western Ontario
  • Univ. of Victoria
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

  • Academia delle Belle arti di Brera, Italy
  • American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • American University of Sharjah, UAE
  • American University of Rome, Italy
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Cornell Medical College, Qatar
  • Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
  • Erasmus Medical University, Netherlands
  • Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • Florence Design Academy, Italy
  • FUSAG, Belgium
  • Hogeschool Inholland, Pabo, The Netherlands
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • International College of Hotel Management, Australia
  • International Travel College, New Zealand
  • Jacobs University, Germany
  • Katholieke University,Leuven, Belgium
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Lunds Universitet, Sweden
  • Manipal University, India
  • Middlesex University, UAE
  • Monash University, South Africa
  • Monash University, Australia
  • National Institute 0f Technology, India
  • R.I.T.S. Film College, Belgium
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai
  • Seoul National University
  • Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Shri Ram College of Tech, India
  • Sri Ramchandra Medical College, India
  • St. Stephen’s College, India
  • Sophia University, Japan
  • Trinity School of Medicine, Caribbean
  • The Hague University, Netherlands
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Univ. of Bremen, Germany
  • Univ. of Brussels, Belgium
  • Univ. of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Univ. of Lausane, Switzerland
  • Univ. of Oslo, Norway
  • Univ. of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • U.S. International University, Kenya
  • Univ. of Utrecht, Netherlands

School Academic Profile

The summarised Academic Profile showcases the school's performance over the past few years. Please download the PDF version below.

School Academic Profile

IST’s strengths are “diversity, respect, discipline, [a] supportive environment [where] students are encouraged to present in front of others and become very good at it, [a] great selection of after school activities and great ESP trips, language trips and ISSEA trips.”
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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.