ISK believes that the student, not the teacher, is at the core of the educational process. Using a single approach with all students does not produce a positive result. ISK builds a better school, and a better educational experience, by recognizing that students learn best when we use differentiation, build on students’ strengths, teach to international standards, design excellent educational content, utilize wonderful physical spaces, and teach collaboratively.
IB Candidate School
The International School of Kazan is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School *. IB World Schools are united in a common goal to develop a challenging and high quality education program that fosters internationally minded people.
*only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its academic programmes. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
What is an IB Education at ISK?
Four main characteristics define an IB Education:
- centers on learners (IB Learner Profile)
- develops effective approaches to teaching and learning (ATLs)
- works within global contexts (Global Contexts)
- explores significant content. (Content)
Learn more about an IB Education at the IB's website.
Our goal is for ISK students to become fully fluent in English by the time they graduate in Grade 12. We therefore place a high priority on English every day, with every student. All classes, except Russian and Tatar classes, are taught in English. Students learn to read, write, speak, listen and think in English. All our teachers are highly qualified and skilled educators; as a group, they bring a wealth of experience from countries around the world.
The ISK libraries support language development by providing access to English books at all levels. Students may borrow books to support the units they are studying, or to read for pleasure.
We educate sociable, curious and civilised people
We pay great attention to physical education of a person
We help children to realise their creativity