Primary School
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
    Teachers have:

    • High levels of content knowledge;
    • Strong pedagogical skills;
    • Variety of methodological tools and approaches to serve the individual needs of each child.
  • Students
    • 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
Daily Schedule
Full school day from 08:30 - 16:20
08:30 – 09:00
Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30
Homeroom
09:30 – 10:10
Classes: Period 1
10:30–11:20
Classes: Period 2
11:20 – 12:30
Lunch
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 2023/2024
Tuition fee for grades 1-5 in AY 2023-2024 - 5 875 000 KZT per year*
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 by request for the second, third and fourth child that apply to school.

The following fees must be paid upon admission:

  • Interview in Grades 1-8 - 30 000 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
Scholarships
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 (https://instagram.com/htacademy_kz);
  • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HighTechAcademyKZ).
Education discounts
A 10% discount is available by request for the second, third and fourth child that apply to school.

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.