Tallinn English College

Tallinn English College (former Tallinn Secondary School No 7) was founded in September, 1940. It started working in the building formerly owned by Tallinn French Grammar School at 3 Hariduse Street . The building of the schoolhouse was completed in 1937. Tallinn English College moved to the new facilities at 10 Estonia Avenue (formerly owned by Commercial Grammar School) in August, 1996. Tallinn English College is the oldest English Language immersion school in Estonia following the traditions of Anna Tõrvand-Tellmann Private English College, State English College and Tallinn Secondary School No 7. TEC comprises three school levels with the aim of following common goals and pedagogical continuity. The three levels are primary school, middle school and college (secondary school).

The sports hall of TEC was completed in 2007.

Tallinn English College received the status of the IB World School in May 2009 as the first municipal school in Estonia. The status guarantees the school the right to provide education on secondary level according to the curriculum of IB Diploma Programme (IB DP). The implementation of the programme started in September 2009.

Since May 2012 TEC has been the Candidate school of IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Institutions supporting the school are the Tallinn English College Governing Body and Tallinn English College Foundation.

Vision and mission


To become the leader in supporting the development of the Learner and in pedagogical thought.


To be an environment for the versatile development of the Learner, supporting life-long learning and promoting internationalism.

Management and staff


Head of Studies
IB Coordinator
Head of Extra-curricular activities/CAS Co-ordinator
Educational Technologist
Business Manager
Head of Study Centre