Primary School
Teaching Methodology


Scholarships & Discounts
Finnish Education Model
(Play-Based Learning)
Finnish education system
Enjoys high rankings and it is well perceived by policy makers, educators and parents.

The Finnish model focuses on the student, first and foremost, as well as on:
  • Student-centred working approaches
  • Learning environments
  • Students’ activity and interaction with teachers, other students and the whole school community.
The approach to learning
The model puts emphasis on:
  • Student-centred learning;
  • Student intellectual, mental and physical well-being;
  • Curricular coherence in achieving intellectual and competence-building learning outcomes;
  • Language and identity;
  • Assessment of and for learning;
  • The school as a professional learning community;
  • Home-school partnerships and the local community.
Teachers have:

  • High levels of content knowledge;
  • Strong pedagogical skills;
  • Variety of methodological tools and approaches to serve the individual needs of each child.
  • Acquire new knowledge and skills;
  • Guided to reflect on their learning, experiences and emotions;
  • The positive emotional experiences, the joy of learning, and the provision of creative activities foster learning and inspire the development of each individual learner’s skills.
Development of Transversal Competencies
Thinking and learning to learn
Thinking and learning skills form the base of all other transversal competences and are a prerequisite for lifelong learning. It is important to learn how to search, assess critically, edit, produce and share information. Students are encouraged to search for answers and to formulate new information and views as well as to listen to the views of others. Overall, encouragement is crucial for students to learn to trust in themselves and at the same time to be open and flexible to new solutions. Thinking skills are used for problem-solving, argumentation, reasoning, drawing conclusions and inventions in and out of school, which lays a solid foundation for further studies and lifelong learning.
Cultural competence, interaction and self-expression
Students grow in a culturally diverse world. At the school, students are supported in recognising and appreciating cultural diversity in their environment. Students are supported in building a personal cultural identity and a positive relationship with the environment, in which they appreciate their roots and cultural heritage. At the school community students learn to examine different viewpoints, develop their social skills and express themselves in a constructive way in all situations.
Taking care of oneself and managing daily life
Managing daily life requires an increasingly wide range of skills. The school community guides students to understand that everyone influences both their own and other people’s well-being. Understanding the relevance of health, safety and human relationships, mobility and transport, use of technology, personal finances and consumption builds students’ confidence in the future, and guides them towards a sustainable way of life.
Multiliteracy is the competence to interpret, produce and make value judgements across a variety of different texts. Students need multi literacy skills to interpret their environment and to perceive its cultural diversity. It supports the development of critical thinking and learning skills.
ICT competence
Competence in information and communication technology (ICT) is an important civic skill, and a part of multiliteracy. It is both an object and a tool of learning. The teaching and learning of ICT skills is integrated into all school subjects in all grades. Students are introduced to various applications of ICT and are guided to observe the significance of ICT in their daily life, human interaction and as a channel of influence.
Working life competence and entrepreneurship
Working life and the nature of work are changing due to technological advancements and globalisation. At the school, students are encouraged to explore new opportunities with an open mind as changes take place. Students learn general abilities that support motivation and a positive attitude towards work and working life. They also obtain experience that helps them to comprehend the importance of work and understand their personal responsibility for their community. Students are encouraged to show tenacity in bringing their work to a conclusion and to appreciate work and its results.
Participation, involvement and building a sustainable future
Skills in participating and involvement can only be gained through experience. The school community offers a safe setting for this. Students learn to work together and practise negotiation, conciliation, conflict resolution skills and critical examination of issues. They learn to understand the significance of their choices, way of living and actions. Students develop capabilities for evaluating and changing their own actions, their surroundings and the wider society in order to contribute to a sustainable future.
Daily Schedule
Full school day from 08:30 - 16:20
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:30
09:30 – 10:10
Classes: Period 1
Classes: Period 2
11:20 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:10
Classes: Period 3
13:20 - 14:00
Classes: Period 4
14:20 - 15:00
Classes: Period 5
15:10 - 16:10
Flextime and extracurricular activities
16:20 - 16:30
Departure of students
School Fees for
AY 2022/2023
Tuition fees for AY 2022-2023 - 12,500 USD per year* (September 1st - May 26th).
This price includes the cost of education, school meals and supplies.

Payment can be made in full amount or monthly installments. A 10% discount is available for the second, third and fourth child that apply to school.

The following fees must be paid upon admission:

  • Interview in Grades 1-2 - 20 000 KZT.
  • Interview in Grades 3-6 - 15 000 KZT.
Passing the interview is not a guarantee of admission to the school.

  • Admissions fee - 150 000 KZT. It is paid once and is not refundable.
  • First month of payment for education.

*The school reserves the right to make changes to the tuition fees prior to the start of the school year.

To learn more about payment methods please see this page.
Why HTA?
Fresh meals
High Tech Academy dining room is well-equipped with the latest technology.

Three Meals a Day Plan is included in the school tuition. Our menu consists of balanced and delicious dishes.

We work with the best catering services in Almaty that ensure the quality and safety of food and compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological norms.
School bus
The school provides transportation in comfortable minibuses within the limits of the city. Buses pick up students at the intersection closest to their house at the assigned time.

Since transportation of children requires specific care and focus, we chose to work only with the best outsourcing services.
Building and facilities
The construction of a new school building has been completed in 2021. The school has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that comply with the international standards of education.

School design, developed by Finnish architects, includes the following: elementary, middle and high school buildings, and the Budokan Sports and Arts center.

The building is located in the city center, Kok-Tobe district.
Budokan Almaty
Budokan - a modern sports and arts center. Budokan's goal is to create space for body and soul.

The center provides more than 20 types of sports sections and activities:
  • 25-meter swimming pool with 5 lanes
  • Gym
  • Sports hall with unique ASB GlassFloor flooring
  • 12-meter climbing wall
  • Fight club
  • Art center
HTA provides a scholarship for the total cost of tuition, including the admission fee, school meals, transportation, and school supplies.

Scholarship is awarded based on the results of a contest and an audit of the family's financial situation.

Scholarships are available for middle school, subject to the availability of places in the quota and in the class.

Scholarships are granted to children from vulnerable families.

The school announces the contest assignment and requirements on their social media page closer to late May - early June:
  • Instagram (;
  • Facebook (
Education discounts
A 10% discount is available for the second, third and fourth child.

Discounts based on affiliate programs between Koktobe city and HTA:

  • The purchase of a new apartment (that is still under construction) at Koktobe City grants a 5% discount for the first child, 10% discount for the second child, 15% discount for the third or more children enrolled at HTA.

  • Owning an apartment in Koktobe City grants a 5% discount for all children studying at HTA.

The above mentioned various discounts are not cumulative with each other or with other programs and offers.