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.

Learner Profile

TEC learners are:

Inquirers - We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable - We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Thinkers - We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators - We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principled - We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Open-minded - We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring - We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Risk-takers - We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced - We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective - We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


Development, intellectuality, open-mindedness, responsibility, tolerance, joy


Student, teacher, school employee, parent, graduate

The Tallinn English College Charter of Values

Tallinn English College is a favourable learning environment for our children, the creation and quality of which are guaranteed equally by students, their families as well as the teachers of the school.  For promoting even better environment for development we – families, children, everyone in the school - have common values.

  1. We wish to contribute to the development of our child as a dignified and responsible citizen of the independent Republic of Estonia, who has various interests, broad mental horizon, environmental awareness, is creative, innovative and economical and possesses clear ethical values.

  2. We do everything together and in solidarity. We are active as parents. We contribute both our time, as well as other means, to help achieve our children’s and the school’s goals according to our agreements and possibilities.

  3. Equality and unity are important for us. Everyone must gain equally and contribute according to one’s capabilities and possibilities. We do not stand for any stratification neither in society nor in school.

  4. We value teachers. As a result of common activities we value highly teachers’ work and their contribution and we ensure that our child has good learning environment at home.

  5. No child is left behind. In case someone experiences difficulties, others help the child pass them.

  6. We do everything we can to guarantee the safety of the school environment. We cooperate, talk about problems and worries and find best solutions to them together. We value trustworthy environment, friendly and understanding relations between students, teachers and parents.

  7. Tolerance is highly valued by us.  We instil tolerance and caring for everything alive. There is no place for school violence in our school.

  8. We value children’s health, offer healthy food and active lifestyle. We support establishing as many sporting opportunities as possible and the active usage of our sports hall.

  9. We wish that our children have an excellent command of their mother tongue and that they acquire good knowledge in all subjects. We do our best to maintain the reputation of Tallinn English College as a school teaching the best English in Estonia.