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International School of Estonia Mr. George Lumm, Director
International School of Estonia
Juhkentali 18
10132 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel. 372-660-6072
Fax: 372-660-6128
E-mail: iese@online.ee


The The International Elementary School of Estonia, Preschool and Gymnasium form an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program for students aged 3 to 16 of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1995. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 29 to June 15.

Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Directors, the membership of which is formed as set forth in the Bylaws and Articles of Association of the School. The School is recognized and fully licensed by the Education Ministry of the Estonian government.

Curriculum: The School offers a comprehensive education program with an international curriculum. The school has started the process of implementing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Primary Years Programs The language of instruction is English.

Faculty: There are 11 full-time and 12 part-time faculty members in school year 2000-2001, including 5 U.S. citizens, 12 host-country nationals, 3 British citizens, 2 Canadians and 1 Indian national. All full-time teaching staff are certified by grade level or subject.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 83 (PS-grade 10). Of the total, 13 were U.S. citizens, 12 were host-country nationals, and 58 were third-country nationals, with several holding dual citizenship. Of the U.S. enrollment, 12 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 1 was a dependent of private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School rents an entire upper floor and two additional lower floor rooms of a former vocational school in the central district of Tallinn. The facility is within walking distance of most points in the central area of the city. Specialist areas include a newly-equipped science laboratory, gymnasium with showers and changing rooms, ESL rooms, cafeteria, and an 11-station computer laboratory. The school also has a fenced playground and an outdoors basketball court.

Finances: In school year 2000-2001, approximately 98 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PS3 (1/2 day): $2,820; PS4 (full day): $4,690; Kdg.-grade 8: $9,740; and grades 9-10: $10,580. All fees include a non-refundable 5 percent registration fee. All students are assessed a one-time capital assessment fee of $500 for each family's first child, with a reduction of $100 for each additional sibling. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars through a UK Channel Island bank. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.