‘There is a clear quality assurance process for the evaluation of teachers and the assessment of students are done according to the criteria and the rules of the European Schools.’

Audit Report – Office of the Secretary-General, European Schools, 29 September 2016

Here you will find the Lesson Allocation, options and choices for Secondary 4&5Secondary 6&7, information about external language exams and more information about the European Baccalaureate.

Other important documents:

List of the subjects and choice of Language 3 for the S1 year
List of the subjects and choice of one optional subject for the S3
Choice of subjects for the 4th and 5th year (2017/2018)
Choice of subjects for the 6th and 7th year (2017/2018)
Plagiarism and Referencing at TES 
Exam instructions for S5 and S6 pupils
Work Experience for S5 pupils
Pupil exchanges between European Schools in year S4 and S5
TES Pupil Exchange – useful information
TES Pupil Exchange hosting family information form
Options and choices for the 4th and 5th year
Options and choices for the 6th and 7th year NEW
2nd Semester B-tests


The secondary cycle at the Tallinn European School (TES) aims to promote European cultural diversity whilst simultaneously fostering an inclusive and supportive school community. Like in the nursery and primary cycles the secondary cycle consists of one Language Section, namely, the English section.

The Curriculum

The secondary cycle at TES starts with S1 and continues for seven years until the pupils receive the European Baccalaureate (EB) in S7. The curriculum encompasses all general academic subjects from Mathematics and the Sciences to Humanities and Modern Languages. Students with an interest in Art and Music can follow their interests and develop their skills according to our syllabi.

Find out more about the EB Curriculum


Inclusive School Community

The benefits of attending the secondary cycle at ESH are many. At ESH we value our diverse and multicultural educational surrounding and students get the opportunity to thrive in such an environment. The school community is of high importance, the secondary students have the opportunity to affect decision making in the school by running for election to the student council.

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Students attend classes together with their language section initially, in later years students are integrated some subjects like History, Economics and Geography into groups working with the students’ second language as the language of instruction. This change promotes using the second language in a working environment, combining content and language integrated learning.


Daily Schedule for Secondary 1 to Secondary 7

08:15  09:50

Lesson 1 & 2

09:50  10:00


10:00  11:35

Lesson 3 & 4

11:35  11:45


11:45  12:30

Lesson 5

12:30  13:25

Lunch break

13:25  14:10

Lesson 6

14:10  14:20


14:20  15:50

Lesson 7 & 8

Lessons end at 14:10 on Wednesdays!

From 15:50

Optional Afterschool Activities



‘The Accreditation and Cooperation Agreement concluded on 11 February 2014 and expiring on 31.08.2016, is hereby extended for a period of three years, taking effect on 1st September 2016 and ending on 31 August 2019.’

Office of the Secretary-General, European Schools, 29 September 2016