“To foster an intellectual community whose members are all guided in their development by high moral values, intercultural understanding and lifelong learning.”


“We strive to provide learning and teaching that provides opportunities for harmonious development and guides to create a tolerant world around us.”


1.Patriotism (showing love for the homeland, pride in the achievements of one’s country, a desire to develop the language and culture of the people);

2.National identity (respect for the culture of inter-ethnic relations, respect for traditions and customs, tolerance);

3.Harmonious development (a well-rounded person who lives in harmony with herself or himself);

4.Active citizenship (informed participation in the life of society, striving to be useful for the country and its people, ability to adequately express one’s opinion, one’s point of view);

5.Empathy (the ability to empathise and show participation);

6.Self-expression (developing one’s inner world, following the voice of conscience, manifesting and showing one’s attitude towards the world);

7.Hard work (developing diligence, responsibility, diligence)..

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Nur – Sultan

is an international school that provides educational opportunities for gifted students through International Baccalaureate programmes and whose mission is to develop intellectual community, intercultural understanding and the value of lifelong learning.

As a community, we provide learning and teaching of high quality (HQTL) through curriculum and further education courses; caring for the welfare and safety of students through the cultivation of national and personal values.


Our curricula are International Baccalaureate programmes designed for national educational needs, providing opportunities to develop creative and critical thinking, and to reflect on the diversity of global learning and teaching learning through personal experience of choosing only the best practices.

Additional educational courses

Our further education courses include creative, language, technical and sporting activities, where each student develops and realises his or her individual potential and puts his or her knowledge into practice.

Concern for the welfare of students

Our concern for students’ welfare is a constant concern for the social and emotional environment, so that every student feels happy and comfortable at school to enjoy the learning process.

Student safety

The safety of our students means providing first aid; a well-developed emergency and lockdown evacuation system; and information about anti-terrorism and other useful life knowledge, skills and possible actions.

Promoting such national and personal values

as patriotism, national identity, harmonious development, active citizenship, empathy, self-expression, diligence as the core of our coherent, balanced curriculum, oriented to the development of skills to cover students’ individual needs through differentiation and various resources (virtual, natural).

Criteria based assessment

is rigorous assessment of students achievements to improve learning by using effective feedback and systematic moderation and standardisation. Assessment methods are various, fit-for-purpose, authentic, consistent, fair, inclusive and transparent.

Concept-based teaching and learning

is developed via key and related concepts, global contexts, inquiry, and interdisciplinary units, providing opportunities for students’ self-expression and deeper understanding, not only in subjects, but through links with real life.

Personalised teaching and learning

is realised through the development of programs for individual students’ needs.

Student centered teaching and learning

moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own learning process, which is provided by the ongoing professional development of teachers. The student’s voice is central to gain learning experiences for every learner and it requires students to be responsible participants of the educational process, accepting critically a variety of ideas, their connections with real life and their future career based on the IB Learner profile and natural curiosity

Booking a school visit

In order to regulate the flow of visitors during the quarantine period, it is recommended to book the date and time of the visit in advance

School certificates

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Nur-Sultan received authorisation for the International Baccalaureate Core Curriculum in November 2015.

International Baccalaureate schools share a common philosophy that offers quality international education.

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Nur-Sultan successfully passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme authorisation in April 2013.

It is the only school in the network of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools that runs an IB programme.

Nazarbayev Intellectual School Nur-Sultan received its Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation certificate in June 2016.

Nazarbayev’s Nur-Sultan Intellectual School receives ‘UNESCO Club’ status in 2019

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Nur-Sultan is part of a community of UN or «UNM» model clubs.

facts in figures

Graduation grade (out of 45)

Entered a foreign university

Entered the TOP-100 universities

ielts (out of 9)

received for the grant

SAT (out of 1600)

teachers masters

Pers.project score (out of 7)

IB examining teachers



International Summer Eco-School

Eco club of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of the city of Nursultan together with American Corner Nursultan is holding an International Summer Eco School!


«Hi» from Qatar

Ulukbek Kaziyev, a graduate of NIS IB 2021, sends a warm greeting👋 from the capital of Qatar and thanks all his teachers💐


«Uly dala muragerleri» study at NIS

A special issue of the republican newspaper “Bilimdi el” is dedicated to the successful projects of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in educational work.

Personality. Character. Success