The Miras International School, Astana was opened on September 2, 1999. The School was PYP (Primary Years Programme), МУР (Middle Years Progamme) and DP (Diploma Programme) authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB), and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Council of International Schools (CIS). The School was accredited by the University of Cambridge as the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examination center and has become a UNESCO associated school.
The School’s educational model was built on the integration of the Kazakhstan national educational standards and International Baccalaureate Programmes, which provides an opportunity for selecting various approaches to teaching and educating, enabling to organize the educational process with a focus on the child development, fostering not only general educational skills and abilities in a student but value-and-personal characteristics too. The School’s programme is based on three priority tenants of the modern educational concept: integral education, development of communicative competency and intercultural awareness. A distinctive feature of the programme is a research and interdisciplinary project activity of students.
Over the years of its operation the School has become a creative laboratory where innovative approaches are developed and tested in the formation and development of integrated standards, curricula, educational programmes of an international school.
Scientific and methodological workshops and seminars, conferences for teachers in the city and country-wide are held on the School basis.
Every year the School is among leaders in Astana by the Unified National Testing results, 12 School graduates have become Altyn Belgi sign holders. Along with Kazakhstani documents on education the School graduates have an opportunity for obtaining the MYP Certificate, IB Diploma, and IGCSE Certificate. Ten students of the School received CIS awards “For International Awareness“.
The School graduates successfully study at higher educational institutions in Kazakhstan, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, UAE, China, the United States, Czech Republic.