1. Education at the school is based on the school’s guidelines, NIS and CIS codes of ethics, and aims to develop universal human values and global citizenship.
  2. Learning policies and procedures at the school are continuously improved through ongoing open dialogue and feedback from all members of the school community.
  3. Education at the school is based on the principles of inclusiveness, interdisciplinary integration, and trilingualism.
  4. School aims to develop students’ functional literacy, research skills, and emotional intelligence.
  5. School assessment is based on objectivity, academic honesty, and transparency.
  6. School recognizes the well-being of all members of the school community as the foundation of learning.
  7. The key to successful training is the constant professional development and motivation of staff, maintaining the spirit of transparency and objectivity.
  8. The school strives to constantly update its material and technical base to provide high-quality education.
  9. Community partnerships and dialogue with parents contribute to high-quality learning.



1st quarter: September 1 – October 30, 2022
2nd quarter: November 7 – December 25, 2022
3rd quarter – January 9 – March 20, 2023
4th quarter: Grades 7-9, Grade 11: March 27 – May 31, 2023
Grade 10: March 27 – May 15, 2023
Grade 12: March 27 – April 30, 2023



Autumn holidays: 7 days (October 31 – November 6, 2022)

Winter holidays: 14 days (December 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023)

Spring break: 9 days (March 18 – March 26, 2023)



The educational program of AEO “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” – NIS-Program – is a normative conceptual framework document that outlines the general approaches and educational content of the Intellectual Schools. It is primarily focused on the natural-mathematical direction of education and establishes basic principles, rules, and conditions for organizing a result-oriented educational process.

Criteria-based assessment is a method that involves comparing students’ educational achievements with clearly defined, collectively developed criteria that are known to all participants in the educational process in advance. These criteria align with the goals and content of education, and aim to develop students’ educational and cognitive competence.

The Second Foreign Language

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana introduced the study of a second foreign language taking into account the preferences of students, feedback from parents, and the school’s capabilities. For the 2022-2023 academic year, students in grades 7-12 have the option to study German, French, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Learning a second foreign language provides additional opportunities for students to pursue their studies at top universities around the world. To effectively organize the teaching process for a second foreign language, the school has established partnerships with the official representative offices of the countries whose languages are being studied. These partnerships aim to develop curricula, provide educational and methodological materials, and improve the qualifications of teachers. Partnerships include ZfA Kasachstan (Germany), the Goethe Institute and Confucius Institute at L.N. Gumilyov University (China), the Education Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh-Japanese Center for Human Resources Development (Japan).

German language

Lecturer: Shakenova S.Zh.

ClassNumber of studentsNo levelLevel A1
number of students
Level A2
number of students
Level B1
number of students
Level B2
number of students
7th grade11011000
8th grade21020010
9th grade1004510
10th grade403140
11th grade800040

Lecturer: Koksegenova A.M.

Class Number of students No level Level A1
number of students
Level A2
number of students
Level B1
number of students
Level B2
number of students
7th grade 29029000
8th grade 808000
9th grade 18001800
10th grade 000000
11th grade 000000

Korean language

Lecturer Zhumagazieva M.Zh.

ClassNumber of students No level Level A1
number of students
Level A2
number of students
Level B1
number of students
Level B2
number of students
7th grade707000
8th grade808000
9th grade301020
10th grade704030
11th grade100010

Japanese language

Lecturer: Sudyeva N.B.

Class Number of students No level Level A1
number of students
Level B1
number of students
Level B2
number of students
7th grade66000
8th grade1301300
9th grade30200
10th grade00000
11th grade00000

Chinese language

Lecturer: Beshimbayeva G.R.

ClassNumber of students No level Level A1
number of students
Level A2
number of students
Level B1
number of students
Level B2
number of students
7th grade26260000
8th grade15211200
9th grade1210830
10th grade1120090
11th grade500410

“Science Fair at NIS PhMD Astana” brought together young researchers of the capital

On April 14, the conference “Science Fair at NIS PhMD Astana” was held in the capital’s Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics. This  I regional competition of scientific research works of schoolchildren  NIS and city public schools.

As Raigul Kairkenova, deputy director for scientific and methodological work, notes, “Science Fair” stimulates students’ interest in science, introduces them to solving problems that are of practical importance for the development of science and culture.

 “Science Fair” was held in 10 sections, where more than 150 schoolchildren presented the results of their scientific research in the humanitarian, socio-economic and natural sciences. The schoolchildren also successfully attended lectures by scientists, master classes on programming in the Arduino environment and rocket science, and a session of poster presentations.

The works of the researchers were evaluated by a competent jury. The experts included: Deputy Director of the Institute of State History Zhabai Kaliyev, Professor of Nazarbayev University Aigul Smakova, Associate Professor of Astana International University Daulet Nurakhmetov, Candidates of Technical Sciences, employees of Kazgarysh Kanat Sakhanov and Arman Syzdykov, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the AMU Zhanna Adamzhanova and others.

The experts noted the high level of the presented works, the practice-oriented nature of the projects, the outlook and enthusiasm of schoolchildren for scientific research.

As a result of the work of each section, the most interesting projects of schoolchildren were identified, which were awarded with Diplomas of I, II and III degrees. All participants received a Conference Participant Certificate.

Science Fair at NIS PhMD Astana-2023

School calendar

for 2022-2023 academic year

The primary goal of the educational program at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School is to instill in students an understanding and appreciation of moral, universal, and national values such as honor, dignity, decency, and respect. The program aims to promote a sense of responsibility among students towards their actions and decisions.

The cultivation of moral character is an important aspect of education, which is achieved by leveraging the educational potential of the Integrated Educational Program and academic subjects. The program emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, creating an environment that is supportive, friendly, and conducive to education.

For the creative, physical, and intellectual development of students, we offer extracurricular activities and classes of interest, such as sports, art, intellectual, and technical activities. Moreover, we provide various elective courses in Kazakhstan and abroad in collaboration with the best educational and research organizations specializing in natural and mathematical disciplines.

Successful educational work relies on the participation of all employees at the Intellectual School in the educational process and on the cooperation between the school and parents.

Of particular importance in the implementation of the educational work of the Intellectual Schools are social projects and practices:

“100 books recommended for reading by students of the Intellectual Schools”, Local History Research Expedition “Tugan elge tagzym”; Social practice “Eki apta auylda”, Practice “10 days at the parent’s enterprise”, “History of 100 Kazakh kuis”, “TEDx”, “Wikipedia”, “Service to the community”, “Kazakh Anderi”, “Leadership lessons”, etc.

The mixed-age community called “Shanyrak” unites two classes (12th and 9th grade, 11th and 8th grade, 10th and 7th grade). Each Shanyrak community has its own distinctive features – emblem, motto, color – and is coordinated by a curator. The “Shanyrak” community in the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools fosters a sense of unity and teamwork among students.

In Kazakh culture, “Shanyrak” has a great symbolic meaning as a symbol of the house and unity. Once a month, the Shanyrak community gathers for a large meeting to discuss current issues, make decisions, plan and prepare collective creative activities, and social projects.

Throughout the year, various intellectual, creative, and sports competitions are held between the communities, and at the end of the year, the results are tallied. The Shanyrak community that scores the most points is rewarded with an expedition to the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan called “Tugan elge tagzym.”

The involvement of all students in the Shanyrak community contributes to their creative, physical, and intellectual development.