A Word from the Principal


I am glad to welcome you to the website of Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana.

I would like to introduce you to our school community life. We are glad you are visiting and hope that this website will provide you with access to all necessary information.

The school is celebrating its 7th birthday in 2017. Over this time, it has passed through stages of formation, searching for and choosing its own unique way, and studying and implementing the best practices of Kazakhstani and International pedagogy.

We have successfully passed the authorization process and gained the status of International Baccalaureate World School. Currently, our school is in cooperation with more than 40 International schools working in the IB system. The Diploma Programme allows a unique preparation course for senior students applying for universities, which enables them to get an official certificate by the end of the course and gives the opportunity to continue education in the best higher education institutions both in Kazakhstan and abroad.

In 2016, the school officially became a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), which is a leading organization in the sphere of international education for school accreditation, and promoting higher standards and the most recent advances in education. Joining CIS provides various opportunities for the development and constant self-improvement of the school.

Today, we can confidently announce that the school has its own established system, where the main priority is the student. We strive to provide teaching and learning which will give an opportunity to develop a well-balanced personality. Our school is a center of research and innovation, a place where young and talented students learn how to make challenging questions, think critically, develop research skills and take part in community projects and service.

I invite everyone, especially parents, to engage in open dialogue. Your opinion about the school and our website is of great importance to us in terms of further development.


Arsen Baitukov
The Principal of Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana