DP and ISE Diploma: Grades 11-12


The International School of Estonia offers a very successful programme of academic instruction leading to a high school diploma and the possibility of the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Students may pursue three options in grades 11 and 12:

1) ISE Diploma Only. A fully accredited high school diploma certified by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) which provides students with access to worldwide universities.

2) ISE Diploma with the option of pursuing IBDP Course Certificates in selected subjects. Students can complete a high school diploma while focusing on specific courses of interest that may lead to an IB Course Certificate.

3) ISE Diploma with registration for the full IB Diploma. Students can successfully complete the ISE Diploma simultaneously while preparing for the internal and external requirements of the IB Diploma.

The IB Diploma Programme at ISE

Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program students come to know and understand.

Please visit the IBDP webpage if you need more information about the programme.

IB Courses offered at the International School of Estonia

Group 1: Studies in Language and LiteratureGroup 2: Second Language
English and Estonian (HL/SL)French (HL/SL)
*Self-Taught LanguagesSpanish Ab Initio (SL)[Pamoja]
Group 3: Individuals and SocietyGroup 4: Sciences
History (HL/SL)Biology (HL/SL)
Other Group 3 from PamojaChemistry (HL/SL)
Group 5: MathematicsGroup 6: The Arts

Mathematics (SL)

Visual Arts (HL/SL)

*Students whose native language is not offered at the school may take a self-taught IBO approved language course (SL)

ISE Diploma Curriculum

The high school curriculum is predominantly college preparatory. Most graduates continue their educational careers at universities in North America and Europe. Graduates receive an ISE High School Diploma.

Requirements for ISE High School Diploma

The minimum requirement for students who have been enrolled in ISE since the ninth grade (or those who transfer to our school in grade 10 or 11) is to accumulate 22 credits as listed below. A TOEFL score of 80+ is required for non-native speakers.

ISE Graduation Requirements



Language Acquisition3
Physical and Health Education2
Fine Arts/Electives4
Total22 Credits

Awards and Distinctions

  • Global Entrepreneurship scholarship
  • Margaret Sanders Scholarship
  • Council of International Schools Student Award

ISE students have been accepted at respected universities around the world. We are proud of their achievements and wish them well in their studies, and welcome them back to visit whenever they are in Tallinn.

Universities attended by ISE graduates over the last five years:

Elizabethtown University (USA)Tartu University (Estonia)
Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands)The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Estonian Academy of Art (Estonia)University of Brighton (UK)
Estonian Business School (Estonia)University of British Columbia (Canada)
Estonian School of Music (Estonia)University of Dundee (UK)
Glasgow University (Ireland)University of Exeter (UK)
Hogeschool Rotterdam (Netherlands)University of Groningen (Holland)
HZ University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)University of Kingston (UK)
London School of Art (UK)University of Leeds (UK)
Manchester University (UK)University of Moscow (Russia)
Oxford University (UK)
Portsmouth University (UK)
Pratt Institute, School of Architecture (USA)
Tallinn University (Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School)

Diploma Policies

The DP Admissions Process can be found at: Admissions Process

The DP Academic Honesty can be found at: Academic Honesty

The DP Assessment Policy can be found at: Assessment Policy

The DP Language Policy can be found at: Language Policy

The ISE Inclusion Policy can be found at: ISE Inclusion Policy

Contact Information: Beth Dagitses
IB Diploma Coordinator

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