International School of Tallinn

International School of Tallinn


Looking for weekend plans? 🎬🍿

"Tagurpidi torn" is a new Estonian film coming to theatres this weekend, featuring a song composed by our very own director, Olavi Otepalu. The movie tells the summer adventures of Kristjan and his friends, and will be screened with English and Russian subtitles for audiences 12+. Check it out in theatre near you!

You can hear the full song, "Pidu Eneses", here:

We are truly an internationally minded school: at IST, we appreciate and value the diversity of cultures in the world and make an effort to learn more about them. In Math class, students of MYP 1 learned about fractions and they applied the concept of fractions by baking cookies that represented their own culture. They celebrated this by sharing it with their classmates and teachers.

This week, Ms. Maarja took Grade 9 students to MyFitness to do Body Balance training: tai chi, yoga and pilates. 🧘‍♀️🤸‍♂️


As a culmination of their PYP studies, Grade 5 students presented their projects at the PYP Exhibition last Thursday. All groups worked on the same transdisciplinary theme, "How We Express Ourselves", developing different projects across this unit of inquiry and showing the results of their research in live presentations, displays, animation and interacting with the exhibition guests. IST is very proud of the outstanding work shown by all Grade 5 students!

We would also like to thank all the parents, students and teachers who took the time to visit the exhibition - we hope all of you have learned something new with our PYP 5.

We are excited to share with you IST's very first Personal Project Exhibition, an important milestone at the end of the MYP. The Personal Project is an opportunity for our grade 10 students to share a creative product of their own choice. Many of our students have learned a new skill or designed something to present their ability to take initiative, think critically and present effectively. They engaged, discussed, and had a conversation about their journey with everyone during the exhibition last Thursday. We saw many amazing projects: well done, MYP 5!

Happy Easter! 🐰🐣

This Week, Early years 1 students did many fun Easter activities:

🐰Making an Easter bunny basket
🐣drawing a bunny, chick, and egg all by themselves with the guidance of Ms. Nabila
🐣 Easter egg hunting at the park across the school
🐰Making a paper-plate bunny hat
🐣 Making a marble painting egg
🐰 Watercolor egg painting
🐣Fun Easter theme sensory tub
Constructing bird feeders

PYP 2 and 4 students worked together to create bird feeders. We used recycled materials available at school to complete our projects. Next, the school provided us with the seeds, and we hung the feeders in the nearby park.

Visit to Tasca Portuguesa

PYP 4 students continue to learn about businesses and volunteering opportunities. ‘Tasca Portuguesa’, a lovely restaurant in Old town Tallinn, warmly welcomed our students to visit their premises and obtain some real-life experience. The owner kindly answered all the questions that students had about conducting a restaurant business in Estonia. The highlight of the trip was getting tasty Portuguese treats. Yum!
This week Early years 1 learned about How to grow a plant & what plant needs to grow?

🪴They learned that to grow, plants do need air, space to grow, water, soil, and sunlight
👩🏻‍🌾They planted so many plants such as petunia flower, thumbelina flower, morning glory flower, daisy flower, and herbs plants!
🪴They also have a wonderful garden theme Sensory bin where they can explore soil and plants like a real garden
International School of Tallinn is proud to announce that we are now officially accredited to deliver the IB Diploma Programme.

IST is now part of a select group of IB Continuum Schools, delivering PYP, MYP and DP.

This milestone comes as a result of years of hard work and dedication by our staff, students and parents.

We wish to thank our school community for the support and say we are excited for what the future holds for IST as a fully authorized IB School.

We offer international education in English from preschool to high school for 3-19 year old pupils. Apply now and join us!

The IST is internationally recognized as an IB World School accredited to offer the Primary Years Program (PYP) and MYP (Middle Years Programme) and Diploma Programme (DP). Also, we provide a wide range of language learning options (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Estonian) and many afterschool activities. International School of Tallinn (IST) is located in Ülemiste District, Tallinn.

Operating as usual

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 08/01/2023

The Christmas holiday is almost over 🌟 Let's take a look at our Christmas celebrations photos from December and prepare for the "Back to school" event on Monday ⛸ See you there! 👋

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 07/12/2022

A wonderful winter day in IST ☃️
EYP students are enjoying cosy Christmas atmosphere together with the school director Mr Olavi 🎁
PYP2 students are listening to a Christmas story, read by their homeroom teacher Ms Lisa 📖


Tomorrow, December 3rd, the representatives of our school will take part in Christmas Bazaar, which will take place at Balti Jaama Turg, from 12 to 16.

It is a charity event organised by IWCT.

See you there! 👋

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 01/12/2022


We are proud of our PYP3 student Mila, who won Gold medal together with her team. 🥇

Mila’s team (age group 8 and under) won first place in the 1st Baltic Artistic Swimming Championship, which took place November 25-27, 2022 in Tartu (provided by The Estonian Swimming Federation in cooperation with Estonian Aquatic Sports School).

Good job, Mila! 💛

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 01/12/2022

Morning Assembly by MYP3 🙂

Students performed their assembly on Bullying. They did a small role play to explain bullying. Students practiced strategies to prevent and eliminate bullying; strategies to reduce stress.

We are sure that our students understand and follow the practice of no bullying and keeping a healthy environment. 🤝

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 30/11/2022

Last week was full of events - we celebrated Estonian national Kadripäev, and on Friday we had a Thanksgiving morning with our school parents, staff and students.

As a part of Kadripäev celebration, our students had a run in Ülemiste City visiting several business offices - they sang Estonian traditional songs and made picture-riddles.

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 09/11/2022


Today we were happy to welcome special guests from Helmes company located in Ülemiste City . “Mardisandid” came to our school to share celebration of Mardipäev. They brought happiness and success for the next year, and introduced the Estonian traditions to our students.

Thank you, Mardisandid from Helmes ! 💙
Feel free to visit us again! 🥳

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 07/11/2022


We are proud of our MYP2 student Arseni, who won bronze medal last Saturday. 🥉

Arseni performed well in the couple with his partner Rada Artemia (Tallinn Ballet School) and they won the bronze medal in Estonian Dance National Championship in Junior 1 category.

Arseni is representing KREEDO DANCE tantsukool, and his main coach is Eduard Korotin 🏆

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 04/11/2022

Happy Birthday and best wishes to our PYP Coordinator and Grade 2 homeroom teacher Ms Lisa and our Aftercare teacher Ms Neetu 🥳

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 03/11/2022


Last weekend our MYP students performed really well in Estonian Championships in Rhythmic gymnastics.

Our MYP5 student Emilia won Gold with her team in senior group 🥇and our MYP2 student Polina won silver in junior group 🥈

Well done, girls! We are proud of you!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 31/10/2022

The school break is over, and it is an excellent moment to look back at our amazing Halloween party 🎃🕸

Thanks to all participants of costume and pumpkins show 🧡


Achievement 🏆
Our Grade 7 student Danila took 3rd place in sparring with cadets aged 11-14 at Amber Baltic 2022, European Challenge Taekwon-do Tournament in Riga, Latvia.

Excellent for the first international tournament in his life. Keep moving towards the gold! 🥇

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 20/10/2022

🎃 Thanks to IST students, parents and staff members, we are ready for Halloween celebration, which will take place tomorrow - at the last school day before break!

We are expecting the students to come with their Halloween costumes and pumpkins tomorrow. Let’s celebrate!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 14/10/2022

IST elections 🗳of president and vice president of Student council took place today morning. Students from MYP1 to DP1 were eligible to vote☑️ for a president.

It was a hard race and the winner was determined by a margin of one vote.
🎉We are ready to announce that our new President of student council is Max Andreas Huhn (Grade 11), and Vice President is Rokas Venckus (Grade 11)🎉.

Votes were counted🧮 by our students Isabella Patricia, and Event manager.

Thank you all, who took part in elections and helped with them.


Happy Birthday and best wishes to our Grade 4 homeroom teacher Mr Todd! 👨‍🏫


Happy Birthday and best wishes to our Design technology teacher and IT manager Mr Michael 🥳

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 05/10/2022

Today we celebrated Teachers' Day 🥳 We are happy to have such a wonderful team of professional, well-educated and wonderful Teachers 💛

As a part of celebration, our MYP5 students tried themselves in a teacher's role. Although, it was a new experience for them, all the students managed it very well, being friendly and inspiring confidence at the same time 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫


We are proud to share with you about our Grade 7 student Danila's achievement.
"Success doesn't come to you…you go to it!" and Danila won his first gold at Estonian Taekwondo Cup 2022 in Kohtla-Järve 🥇

Well done, Danila! 🥋

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 03/10/2022

Last week in Early Years 1/2, We were learning about the letter P.

🏴‍☠️In our Number work, the children helped Pirate Nabi to count and sort the coins to the correct treasure chest.
🍕In Literacy, each child created their Pizza and Parrot craft.
🐷We read the story of Three Little Pigs and did a fun Role Play
🦜In Art&Craft the children created a wonderful Pirate Ship from an egg carton
🌙On Friday we had Pyjamas Day!


🇩🇪 International School of Tallinn is looking for GERMAN TEACHER for grades 1-12
-Pedagogical degree / qualification (preferably MA or M.Sc.)
-Experience of teaching various age groups
-German native speaker or near native + advanced English
Prior IB (International Baccalaureate) experience can be an advantage
🇩🇪 WE OFFER: competitive salary, medical insurance, free school lunch, professional development, supportive colleagues and positive work atmosphere in modern Ülemiste City District near the Centre of Tallinn.
🇩🇪 Please send your CV with references, salary expectation,
a letter of motivation and a copy of qualifications to [email protected]

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 30/09/2022

European Sports Week 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

During this week our students participated in various events and activities:
✅ Running at TEATEJOOKS
✅ NATO test: 3200 m run, push-ups in a front plank position for 2 minutes and sit-ups for 2 minutes
✅ Slack-lining
✅ Discovering Health Road Exhibition in Ülemiste City
✅ Orienteering


Only a week to go before the new school year starts!!!

Our staff is already at work and preparing for a smooth beginning of the school year!

IST Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday, August 29th, at 10 AM at the Ülemiste City Park – that is the green area right across the street from International School of Tallinn.

Once all families have been welcomed and teachers have been introduced, each grade will be led by their homeroom teacher into the school, where they will be taken to their classrooms and will get to know their new classmates. Parents will remain in the park to be given further information, get acquainted with new families, and select the Class Parent Representatives and the Parent Representatives (two persons) for the School Board.

See you soon!


🇪🇸 International School of Tallinn is looking for PART TIME SPANISH TEACHER for grades 1-11

-Pedagogical degree / qualification (preferably MA or M.Sc.)
-Experience of teaching middle and/or high school students
-Fluency in Spanish and English

Prior IB (International Baccalaureate) experience can be an advantage

🇪🇸 WE OFFER: competitive salary, medical insurance, free school lunch, professional development, supportive colleagues and positive work atmosphere in modern Ülemiste City District near the Centre of Tallinn.

🇪🇸 Please send your CV with references, salary expectation,
a letter of motivation and a copy of qualifications to:
[email protected]


🤓We at feel happy to announce that our MYP 5 ( grade 10) learners have achieved excellent grades for Personal Project. This was our first cohort of Personal Project, and our learners achieved scores above the world average and made us feel honored.

🌏The 2022 world average grade was 4.23 out of 7. At , all our students had an average grade of 6.33. We are very proud of the creativity, care, and hard work they put into their projects, and are happy that the IB recognized that as well.

🙏Thank you to the IST Community for constant support.

We wish our learners a successful journey in their journey.


👩‍🏫👨‍🏫One more primary classroom teacher is welcomed to our multicultural team! Don't hesitate to apply!


Did you know that International School of Tallinn (IST) offers education in English from students aged 3 and even our preschool is based on international study programs and aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) global standards.

Contact us via homepage and apply now!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 23/06/2022

🔥Happy Midsummer Day! Our grade 4 and 5 students mastered the art of making bonfire already a few weeks ago on their nature trip!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 22/06/2022

👀 International School of Tallinn is looking for two new teachers to join our multicultural team!


🇺🇦 We are so proud that our students are taking initiative and helping those in need!

Over the past weeks, IST students and teachers organized 2 in-school markets to raise funds for a good cause.
The Art Market was organized by Ms. Ismini and the Grade 4 students. The Food Fair was a collaboration between all foreign language teachers (Mr. Alaaeddine, Ms. Anna, Ms. Larissa Karu and Ms. Carolina) and the MYP students, who brought us a number of delicious dishes from different countries around the world.

We collected a total of € 3️⃣5️⃣4️⃣ between both markets and this amount has been donated to Slava Ukraini MTÜ

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 13/06/2022

Last week, EYP had an 🔠countdown for our last week in school.
F is for Face Painting
G is for Glitter Crafty
H is for hat day
I ice cream party
J Juice and Jeans day

On our last day, The students had their special performance for the parents. They were singing their 3 favorite songs, Mr. sun Mr.Golden sun, Abc song, and after a while crocodile ✨

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 13/06/2022

Last week the students of PYP 5 had a session on understanding the MYP Program.
The students of PYP 5 had a session on understanding the MYP Program. Students of MYP 3 explained to them the expectations of the Middle year's students, and more focus was given to ATL skills. This was followed by discussions and a Q and A session. Well done MYP 3!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 08/06/2022

🤩Last Thursday we had our annual talent show in Salme Theatre. It was an evening filled with music🎹, dance💃🕺, art 🎨and lots of fun! We are proud to have so many talented people among us and we even had our teachers and parents performing!
📸Rasmus Kooskora

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 07/06/2022

💡Grade 7 and 8 went on a joined field trip to the AHAA science centre in Tartu.
They spent the day exploring the exhibitions on forces, living things and light.
📸Maria Fedorova.

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 06/06/2022

Last week EYP 1 celebrated our last two weeks of school by having an ABC countdown party.

🐻A is for animals day - where students brought their favorite Animals toys to school
📚B is for book,bubbles, and balloons day - where Students brought their fav book to school, read it together with their teacher and peers, and had a lot of fun with bubbles and balloons
👨🏻‍⚕️C is for Costume day
🦖D is for dinosaurs day - they brought their dinosaurs toys to school
🍰E is for eating outside - they brought and share some special snacks with their peers because sharing is caring 💖


💫Today is the day! 2️⃣3️⃣ performances from preschoolers to teachers, from bollywood 💃🏽to robotics🤖 - IST Talent Show has it all! Bring your friends and family and let’s have fun together supporting our talented people. 6 pm, Salme Theatre!💫


☀️IST will open its Summer School from 13 June - 15 July 2022. Students from 3-7 years old can sign up to join. Activities will run from 9h - 14h, Mon-Fri.

For more information, contact [email protected].


🤩 Only 4 days to go!! Come join us on 2nd June, at
Salme Theatre!


This year's Talent Show is fast approaching. Get ready for an evening of amazing performances by our students and staff. Come join us on 2nd June, at Salme Theatre.


🏀Yesterday, MYP students received special certificates for their excellent performance and exemplary sportsmanship in PE throughout the year.

🏀Ms. Maarja and Mr. Olavi awarded the certificates and souvenirs to the following students: Murtza, Iuliia, Evin, Henry, Mia D. Kristian, Girts, Mia K., Mikhail, and Rokas.

👏Well done, everyone!👏

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 26/05/2022

💪46 children from IST participated in the first Ülemiste City Children's Run.🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ We had a lot of fun doing that and guess what- IST got a triple victory! Congratulation to Luke🥇, Marily 🥈and Alp🥉!

Photos from International School of Tallinn's post 20/05/2022

🌸🌼🌻🌹This week EYP 1 learned about flowers. They learned about parts of the flowers and many variations of flowers. So they created their wonderful Book of Flowers, which is full of flowers crafts & drawing that they made themselves 🌸🌼🌻🌹
And in our storytime, we read a story about Thumbelina. A fairy tale about a thumb-sized girl that was born from a flower/plant. They made a craft with a thumb-sized version of themselves.

Our Story

The International School of Tallinn is a new school located in Ülemiste City, Tallinn.

We opened our doors in autumn 2017.

Ülemiste City, a fast-developing smart city in every sense of the word, is attracting people from many parts of Europe and beyond who sees Estonia as a hub of opportunity. This is one of the reasons why the owners of the International School of Tallinn decided to establish an international school in the Ülemiste City District where one can also find a local kindergarten (Kalli-Kalli), a private Estonian school (Emili School) and the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

The International School of Tallinn (IST) offers international education in English from Grade 1 to Grade 8 and now also Preschool for 4 to 6-year-old students. The school´s language of instruction is English while Russian, German, Estonian or French is chosen as an additional language.

IST is an IB Candidate School for PYP (Primary Years Programme). We will introduce Grades nine and ten during the 2019/2020 school year and grades eleven and twelve the following year.

At the International School of Tallinn we believe that every little person must have the opportunity to feel valuable and brilliant so we support this through our activities and care.

We are open for new applications throughout the year!

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