The International Maarif Schools of Tunisia (IMST) is an independent, coeducational, Cambridge International school that offers an English-language, college-preparatory program from Nursery through Year 13 for students of all nationalities. Founded in 2017, the school offers a differentiated British curriculum, fully accredited with strong academic programs, including learning support and three foreign languages. IMST offers a Cambridge Diploma. IMST is a truly international school with a student body representing 16 nationalities and cultural heritages. It is a kindness-certified school and has an active and highly engaged school community with a strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
IMST is the education brand of the Turkish Maarif Foundation. The Maarif Foundations is a non-profit public educational foundation, qualified to operate institutions from preschool to higher education all around the world. Currently there are 357 schools spread over forty-four countries.
The aim of the foundation is to contribute to the cultural enhancement and civilizational interaction, as well as the advancement of common well-being through education. Each one of our schools adapts and/or develops a curriculum that suits its host country’s culture, ethos, and milieu.
Cambridge programs and qualifications are taught to almost a million learners, in over 10,000 schools, across 160 countries. IMST is proud to be a part of this community and strives to deliver the best practices in international education. We take into account learner attributes and reinforce 21st-century skills in hopes of creating leaders of the future.
Our system is broad and balanced. It covers all of the major arts, sciences, and humanities subjects. With a wide-angle view and a liberal approach, it tracks progress and encourages achievement from primary school to college level.
Our curriculum is used extensively by international schools around the world. It is an intricate, planned, and integrated program that covers a child's entire school experience, from the age of 3 to 18.
The Cambridge curriculum ensures that your child gets the same education and experience as any other Cambridge student in the world. It's developed to promote independent critical thinking, embrace creativity, planning, and foster the learining of life skills. Ultimately, this is a curriculum designed to help young people meet the challenges of a fast-changing world and become global citizens.
We understand that every student has their own learning pace. As such, we at IMST have developed a special personalized support program for both high achievers, as well as average or below-average achievers. The program is tailored by our qualified teachers according to the specific needs of students regarding their respective subjects.
IMST integrated Islamic studies into the program to honor our host country’s values and beliefs. Islamic studies are very important to the Tunisian identity, culture, and history. Our international students may opt for this subject which offers numerous soft skills and noble humanitarian traits as well as the opportunity to study one of the oldest and most widely practiced faiths in the world.
We also offer a variety of weekly clubs to keep our students engaged and stimulate their curiosity. These clubs include, and are not limited to, debate club, journalism, art, music, chess, robotics, archery, horseback riding, knitting, science, school newspaper, photography, gardening,cooking, knitting and more!
In the 2021-2022 school year, IMST has 91 total staff including 37 teachers.
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is 207
- KG: 4
- Primary (Year 6): 69
- Lower -Secondary (7-9): 47
- High School (10-13): 84
IMST is located in Charguia 2 and Lac 3, Tunisia. The school is has two seperate campuses. One campus hosts the kindergarten and primary school building, inaugurated in 2021, and the High school campus in Charguia 2 which first opened its doors to students in 2017. Both campuses are equipped with the necessary, and appropriate , indoor and outdoor school furnishings. Both campuses have well-stocked libraries, up-to-date science labs, computer labs, sports courts and spaces , outdoor playgrounds, and a cafeteria.
In the 2021-2022 school year, annual tuition rates are as follows:
- KG: 17,640 DT
- Year 1 to Year 7: 20,580 DT
- Year 8 to Year 10: 22,050 DT
- Year 10 to Year 13: 24,990 DT
- The school also charges a one-time entrance fee of 1,400 DT.
IMST believes that no person shall be excluded from enrolling and/ or participating in the benefits of an education. All students deserve the respect and the right to a safe learning environment regardless of their special needs.
IMST recognizes that not all students learn at the same pace and that some students will have different learning styles for various reasons. As an institution, IMST offers a Support Program that assists students who may need extra help in the subject area. Testing conditions may be altered to meet the individual needs of students who require specific testing conditions.
Our schools provide a qualified Guidance Counselor to be available to students at any time. If there are any specific conditions that need to be followed for a special needs student, our Guidance Counselor will do the necessary follow-up with the parents and outside specialists.
IMST schools are special needs friendly and are equipped with ramps and elevators for students with mobility issues. If other specific equipment is needed, IMST will take the responsibility to ensure that the conditions are met to fit the comfort of the students.
IMST does reserve the right to ask for professional reports in the case of students with emotional /psychological issues and will make decisions based on such reports.