At IST we understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical and emotional – to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others.


We also recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we all live, and to this end we balance our rigorous academic programme provision with a variety of co-curricular, service, and leadership experiences and opportunities geared to meet the differing interests and developmental levels of our students.

IST offer three 10-week seasons of Co-Curricular-Activities (CCAs) across the school year to students in Grades KG3-12, providing a fun and engaging extension to the academic curriculum, and with the vast majority of options provided at no cost to participants.


The ‘SchoolsBuddy’ online registration platform is used to provide families with an overview of the activities on offer, as well as a detailed schedule once registration is confirmed.  CCA sessions run daily from 3:25PM until 4:25PM; however, Secondary Sports practices end at 5:00pm. There are limited activity offerings on Wednesdays due to teacher engagement in after-school meetings.


Arts education encourages students to explore their emotions, expand their imaginations and develop their own, unique artistic voices.

Active Pursuits

In addition to the more traditional sports and athletics offerings, IST also caters to a range of other physical and recreational pursuits and interests.

Life Skills

IST provides a range of slightly quieter activities and experiences for students whose interests may align with more traditional hobbies.

Classroom Extension

IST staff and students (and sometimes parents) provide a range of support structures and experiences that aim to enhance the learning that takes place in our classrooms.


The IST Athletic Department provides students with a range of increasingly challenging opportunities to participate in sports and athletics.

In addition to Arts education in IST’s formal curriculum, we also offer a range of additional experiences in visual art, music, dance and drama that cater to individual interests and which engage each student’s brain, body and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and ability to find joy in self-expression.
Arts experiences available beyond the classroom vary from season to season, but typically include:

  • Choirs
  • Orchestra and ensembles
  • Peripatetic instrumental lessons
  • School productions, including performance and engagement in stage, sound and light, and set design experiences
  • Speech and Drama games
  • Various visual art experiences (e.g., ceramic, crafts, paintings, etc.)

Active Pursuits available beyond the classroom vary from season to season, but often include:

  • Rock climbing
  • Ball games
  • Yoga
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice skating
  • Martial Arts
  • Horse riding
  • Fitness and conditioning
  • And more!

Life Skills activities and experiences beyond the classroom can vary from season to season, but often include:

  • Handicrafts
  • Calligraphy
  • Sewing and crochet
  • Cooking
  • Board games (e.g., chess)
  • Photography
  • Books and movies
  • And more!

Classroom Extension experiences available beyond the standard school schedule can vary from semester to semester, but typically include:

  • Language tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Various clubs (e.g., library, foreign languages, math, science, etc.)
  • Technology, including robotics and Extended Reality (XR)
  • Literacy Lab (see also Service Learning)
  • Student Councils (see also Student Government)
  • Model United Nations
  • Education for Sustainability clubs
  • School publications (promotional posters, photography, etc.)
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