About us

Spectrum International School will deliver the highest standard of education in Kazakhstan for local and foreign citizens. Our mission is to bring up knowledgeable and well-mannered young people who can contribute peace to the world through mutual understanding and respect. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual needs of all children will be met within an international environment. 



S = Self-reliance

Self-reliance means respecting our own experiences, ideas and traits. It means that we trust decisions that we make for ourselves and do not have to rely on other to help us solve problems, complete work or make decisions.

P = Principled

Always behaving, acting, speaking honestly and following the accepted morals of society; behaving in a moral way.

E = Empathetic

Our ability to share and understand someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s position at that time.

C = Cooperative

We can work together happily and willingly for our common goals. Demonstrating a willingness to cooperate with all stakeholders of the school.

T = Trustworthy

We mean here that all involved with the school are deserving of trust, can be confidential, dependable and reliable.

R = Respectful

We will be recognised and characterised by our showing of politeness and deference to all without bias.

U = United

We act with oneness in our thoughts, feelings etc showing concord, harmony and agreement.Working together to reach the same goals.

M = Motivated

This means to us that we are eager to accomplish our own goals using our skills, knowledge on understanding.


<p>Spectrum International School (Spectrum) is a newly rebranded name of Nurorda International School (NIS). It is a non-profit private day school executing under the umbrella of BILIM ORDA Foundation, formerly known as KATEV, that has run a network of publicly funded educational institutions all over Kazakhstan since the early 1990s. After the successful operation of these institutions, BILIM ORDA made a decision to initiate the start of a new project dedicated to contributing to the dynamically growing market of education in Kazakhstan. And in the early 2000s with the support of the community, BILIM ORDA began the construction of a 20,000 m2 purpose-built school building in the heart of Nur-Sultan, the new vibrant capital of Kazakhstan. In 2007 President Nazarbayev took part in the launching of Nurorda International Educational Complex, a revolutionary project that triggered the start of a new journey to academic excellence. The complex initially meant to host two schools offering local and international curriculum to meet the needs of the English-speaking community and, therefore, a year later, in 2008, Spectrum, then known as Nurorda, was set up as a separate school. At the very beginning, Spectrum offered a British-style curriculum to a number of students at a Primary level only. In 2011 Spectrum became a Cambridge International School and Exam Centre that enabled it to offer such renowned qualifications as Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoints, IGCSEs, and A Levels. With the further gradual increase in student numbers, the school has grown to offer the whole range of Cambridge programmes and qualifications to its diverse student body. Following the membership visit in May 2011, Spectrum was granted a regular membership to the Council of International School (CIS) and at the moment the school is accredited by CIS. With the increase in numbers of international schools in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education introduced some amendments to the legislation issuing a special status to those international schools that meet specific requirements. This status provides the approved schools with more academic freedom and flexibility so as to better cater to the needs of a school offering an international curriculum. Spectrum, in its turn, was among the first schools in Kazakhstan to be awarded this status.</p>

Head teacher

Artur Mr Tulepbekov

<p>It gives me great pleasure, as the Principal to welcome you to the official website of Spectrum International School. It has been prepared with the hope that it will become a valuable source of school news and timely information to students, parents, and all visitors. As a school, we aim to establish and maintain open lines of communication with the Parent-Teacher Association, staff, and students and will endeavor to get the school involved in the community as much as the community will be involved with the school. It is my belief that positive and honest relationships build lifelong friendships, and this is the key to working with others, be it staff and students, parents and students, or parents and staff. This circle of communication will lead our students to succeed in academic, sporting, and social areas and give them a sense of ownership and a level of responsibility for their learning. A close relationship between home and school benefits our students, staff, and parent community. I encourage you to actively explore the website and contact us directly if you feel you require any additional information. Thank you for visiting us on the Web. We look forward to greeting you at our school in the near future.</p>


Accreditation is a form of certification in which an independent body will verify that a school or academic program meets minimum academic standards. It ensures that the academic credential a student works so hard to obtain means something substantial and that it will be recognized as such by employers and other post-secondary institutions. 



Located in a new residential area, the Spectrum building is reliable and safe. Spectrum International School offers the ideal setting for effective learning. We are conveniently located in a quiet and hostile area, 5 minutes from the Khazret Sultan Mosque. Our school will be the stage for many of your child's most exciting days, from discoveries in science labs to great sports victories and thrilling stage performances. Our students explore their creative talents in a specialized arts and crafts center and enjoy the IT room, music rooms, space for movement and dancing; and a swimming pool. Classrooms and a playground are provided for younger students. Our facilities are designed to support students who master a wide range of subjects. There are classes in design technology, computer technology, art and design, music, and drama. Students can explore the wonders of science in our science lab.


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Omirzakova Alina

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