Develop inquirers, communicators, risk-takers and leaders
Provide an environment of creativity, innovation and care
Foster intercultural understanding and respect
Empower students to implement positive change in the face of future challenges

Our Core Values

Care and compassion

We believe that we have an obligation to listen thoughtfully to others, to consider their points of view and to treat them with kindness and empathy.

The pursuit of high quality

We set high but realistic standards for everything at ISE.  We regularly assess how we are progressing towards those standards and constantly seek to improve.  We encourage asking, “How can we do that better the next time?”

Inquiry-based learning

“Why?” is our favorite question.  We see ourselves as life-long learners, and developing a joy of learning is essential to what we do.

Taking action

We are committed to making a difference.  Therefore we work hard to connect learning to service.  We look beyond ourselves and seek to make genuine, positive changes in the world around us.

Our vision

ISE is internationally recognized as a school that develops and empowers future innovators and leaders

The core of International Baccalaureate programs is the IB Learner Profile and the International School of Estonia celebrates the promotion of these student attributes:


Acquires skills for purposeful, constructive research


Applies thinking skills critically and creatively to solve complex problems


Receives & expresses ideas in more than one language including the language of mathematical symbols


Approaches unfamiliar situations with confidence


Displays integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice


Develops a sense of personal commitment to action and service


Respects the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and is accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view


Understands physical, mental and personal well-being


Analyzes own strength and weaknesses


The International School of Estonia offers education for children aged 3 to 19. Its curriculum is based on the programs of the International Baccalaureate Organization and taught in the English language. We are an accredited institution by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by the Council of International Schools (CIS)

“Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges” assures that our members:

  •  Strive to achieve rigorous and common standards in education
  •  Demonstrate substantive institutional commitment to continual improvement
  •  Commit to balancing the creative tensions that exist between local autonomy and public authority
  •  Nurture individual creative accomplishment


Administrative supervision

Administrative supervision is carried out by:

Health Board (Paldiski mnt 81, 10617 Tallinn)
Rescue Board (Raua 2, 10124 Tallinn)
Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate (Väike-Ameerika 19, 10129 Tallinn)
Labor Inspectorate (Mäealuse 2/3, 12618 Tallinn)