Tartu International School is the only school in Southern Estonia offering both education and operation in English


TIS offers high-quality international education in Nursery (1.5 to 3-year-olds), Pre-school (3 to 6-year-olds),  Primary (6 to 12-year-olds)  and Middle School (13 to 15-year-olds). We follow the International Baccalaureate Organization´s Primary Years Programme. Preparations for starting the Middle Years Programme are in process.

We are a small student-centred school with class sizes up to 12 students providing

  • exceptionally personalised learning experience with teacher to student ratio of 1:5
  • English as the language of instruction and IB programmes
  • professionally recognized international staff 
  • flexible and adaptable learning environment
  • newly-renovated premises in greenery of the historical town centre
  • Estonian as a mother tongue for native speakers, Estonian as a foreign language from Grade 1
  • well-balanced integration of technology in teaching and learning
  • promotion of healthy lifestyle through additional physical education lessons and outdoor activities
  • variety of after-school activities
  • balanced and healthy school lunch
  • partnership with Tartu Finnish School

Currently, we have 80 students enrolled in our school.

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