IST's mission is to foster a culture of success in which we equip each student with the skills and confidence necessary to maintain independent mastery.
Central to ISTs approach is the idea that every student holds an inherent brilliance that gains power in an environment that recognizes and supports diverse learning styles and multiple means of raising student achievement. We employ research-based pedagogical methods that cater to the individual needs of each student, whether in one-on-one or small group settings.
Beginning with high levels of expectation and student accountability, we meet students where they are academically and then provide them with the tools and support to help take them as far as they want to go. While we recognize that the steps may be smaller for some students, we ensure all students know that the road to academic success is open to them, despite the challenges they may face.