Our values

The foundation of the IST curriculum is in its five values: Curiosity, Devotion, Honesty, Growth and Fun. Each action taken at IST has its roots in these values, which are further realized into the Personal Goals at the Primary campus, and the Learner Profile at the Secondary Campus.


We are resilient in the face of challenges. By staying true to ourselves and our community, we learn to tackle greater challenges and improve ourselves.


We commit ourselves to constant improvement, growing not only in knowledge and skills but also in character and commitment. Excellence is a habit of mind that must be practiced.


We give voice to our questions and follow our desire to find out answers. By sharing our curiosity, we build relationships and learn to work together, and make ourselves better as a result.


We live in consistency with our values. By dealing honestly and fairly, we build lasting bonds of collaboration which strengthen us.


We find the value and humour in life. Enjoyment keeps us moving, and reminds us of the need for balance in different aspects of life.

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School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-15:00
Wednesday, Friday 8:30-12:30
Period Start End
1 8:10 9:00
2 9:00 9:45
3 9:45 10:30
Morning 10:30 10:45
4 10:45 11:30
5 11:30 12:15
Lunch 12:15 12:45
6 12:45 13:30
7 13:30 14:15
Afternoon 14:15 14:30
8 14:30 15:15
9 15:15 16:00

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We are incredibly proud of our primary students Maja Nowak from Poland and Eliana Steenbergen, a former IST student from the USA who are now published authors on Amazon! Maja and Eliana, 9 and 10 years old, met each other at IST and became good friends. Their friendship resulted in the creation of a book called "The Boy and the Pencil", the first of a series. It is a fictional story about the greatest magic of the universe (8+). What an amazing achievement of these young learners! #internationaleducation #primaryeducation #enschede #twente ... See MoreSee Less
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Our houses

House of Colossus





House of Phoenix





House of Pegasus





House of Kraken





Our pillars

Global Citizens

Internationally accepted and valued education combined with personal development

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Inquisitive Learners

Fueled by curiosity and fun, guided exploration to acquire a required skill-set

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Community School

Connecting people in order to add value to personal growth as well to the social community and environment

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