ABOUT US
About
Spectrum
ABOUT US

Spectrum International School delivers 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.  

School Core
Values
S =
Self-reliance

Encouraging self-reliance means fostering independence and empowering students to take ownership of their learning and personal growth.

P =
Principled

Promoting principled behavior emphasizes the importance of integrity, ethical decision-making, and adherence to strong moral values.

E =
Empathy

Cultivating empathy helps students develop a deep understanding and compassion for others, fostering positive relationships and a caring community.

C =
Cooperative

Emphasizing cooperation encourages teamwork, collaboration, and a spirit of working together to achieve common goals.

T =
Trustworthy

Promoting trustworthiness is vital for building a safe and reliable environment. It involves being honest, dependable, and maintaining confidentiality.

R =
Respectful

Nurturing respect involves treating others with kindness, dignity, and acceptance, regardless of differences in background, beliefs, or abilities.

U =
United

Fostering unity emphasizes the importance of inclusivity, bringing together students, staff, and the broader community to create a sense of togetherness and shared purpose.

M =
Motivated

Encouraging motivation instills a sense of purpose, drive, and enthusiasm for learning, helping students stay engaged and reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a comprehensive program? what program do you teach?

The educational process at the School is carried out based on an integrated educational curriculum, independently developed by the School taking into account the requirements of the State Compulsory Education Standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Cambridge international curriculum

How is the Cambridge program different from the IB?
IB Levels (Cambridge)
Accepted worldwide Accepted worldwide
6 required courses
As a rule, there are 3 subjects
You must choose at least
one subject from the 5 categories
The choice is entirely up to you
Focus on the student profile and
links between the different
subjects
Strong concentration
on selected subjects
and their in-depth study
What certificates will I receive upon completion of your school?

After completing the full course of study and successful final certification, students are issued a document on receipt of state-issued secondary education and/or A-level certificates, as well as a diploma from the school

At what age are you admitted to school?

Following paragraph 1 of Art. 31 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Education” and clause 9 of the Model Rules for Admission to Education in secondary education, organizations admit children to first grade from the age of six.

Children from the age of 5 are admitted to first grade if they turn 6 years old by the end of December of the current year.

SPECTRUM news
SCHOOL HISTORY
08
2007

In 2007, President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in opening the Educational Complex. Initially, the complex was planned to house two schools offering an international curriculum to the population, including local and English, so in 2008, Spectrum School, known as NurOrda International School, was opened as a private school.

2008

Spectrum International School was founded in 2008 as a non-profit private school with the support of the Bilim-Orda International Public Foundation. Since 2008, the Nuorda School lyceum and the Spectrum International School have been located in the same building; due to the increase in the number of students, it was decided to build a new campus for the Spectrum International School.

2011

At first, Spectrum offered a British-style curriculum for primary school students only. In 2011, Cambridge became an international school and examination center, allowing the school to offer the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curriculum and popular qualifications such as IGCSE and A level. As student numbers grew, the school began to offer the full range of Cambridge programs and qualifications.

In May 2011, Spectrum received permanent membership in the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the school is currently accredited.

2014

By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated March 26, 2014 No. 259, the international school “Spectrum” was awarded the status of an international school.

2016

In 2016 it was accredited by an INDEPENDENT AGENCY FOR ACCREDITATION AND RATING. (IAAR)

2017

In 2017, the school was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) for compliance with international standards in the field of education.

In 2017, it received its first accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

In 2017, the name of the international school "NurOrda" was changed to the international school "Spectrum".

2018

Since March 2018, it has been an official SAT testing center. The SAT is administered at specialized testing centers around the world.

2023-2024

Spectrum International School began the 2023-2024 academic year in a new modern educational building after the completion of construction work.