Welcome to IST
International School Twente was opened in 2008 and is a member of the Dutch International Schools (DIS). We cater for the needs of the International Community in the Twente Region and beyond. The IST primary is one of 17 accredited schools worldwide by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). IST Secondary has been authorised by Cambridge and IBO.
We have students and highly qualified staff from many nations around the world. Children attending International School Twente are educated in a truly international learning environment. We are a growing school and currently have small classes allowing for a lot of individual attention for your child.
Our school features unique educational elements that will truly help your child to develop a love for learning and assist them to reach their full potential. It will shape your child into a skilled, multicultural and global-minded individual. We focus on competency-learning and character development. ISTwente provides a quality international education that prepares students for our ever-changing world. Our aim is that students who graduate from ISTwente are prepared to be leaders and make a positive impact on the world around them.
ISTwente’s international curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England (NCE) in Years 1 to 10, complimented by the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13. Our international education implements best practices and methods from education systems from around the world.
In the Primary School we use a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for international mindedness and for personal learning based on personal goals. We focus on developing skills like cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience and morality.
In Lower Secondary we provide a world-class curriculum that helps students develop skills and understanding in various subjects. In Upper Secondary IST offers students the opportunity to sit International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations at the end of Year 11. IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualifications for 14 to 16-year-olds. We offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.
Students attending IST are expected to attain a high level of fluency in English. We also provide Dutch lessons that will allow students to integrate in the local community and support students’ native languages.
The International School Twente provides the best possible international education for students from all around the world and we encourage you to explore our website to help you understand why this is the case.