Uganda, Kampala: The International School of Uganda

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Date: 02/29/2012 Location: Uganda Kampala Description: The International School of Uganda - State Dept Image



The International School of Uganda (ISU) is a non-profit, co-educational day school, established in 1967 offering an international education program for students 21/2 to 19 years old. The school is authorized to offer all three International Baccalaureate programs and is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Organization: The school is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of eight elected members and 1 appointed member. Membership in the association is automatically conferred on parents and guardians of ISU students and on all full-time ISU teachers.

Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Diploma (16-19 year-old students), Middle Years (11-16 year-old students) and Primary Years (3-11 year old students). ISU is one of 151 schools worldwide which is authorized to offer all three IB programmes. The students are well prepared at ISU for entry into American, British or other international schools or universities. More than 3,000 schools world-wide use the International Baccalaureate Programs which offer transportability for students of international families. The High School program prepares students for successful entry into universities and colleges.

Faculty: ISU has 60 full-time experienced teachers. Most of the teachers are certified in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada. Others are qualified teachers from Australia, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Uganda. More than half the faculty hold Masters or other postgraduate degrees. There are 7 IB Diploma examiners, 3 IB Middle Years moderators, 3 IB Diploma workshop leaders, 2 IB Primary Years workshop leaders and 2 IB Primary Years School Visitors on the teaching staff.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year enrollment stood at 545 students.  Our students represent over 60 different nations with some families that move every two to four years creating a culturally dynamic and synergistic student body with many languages and customs.

Facilities: The lush 33 acre ISU campus is a garden for many indigenous plants and bird-life. The purpose-built campus is on the outskirts of the capital city of Kampala in a rural setting and about 5 kilometers from Lake Victoria. It includes 4 fully equipped science laboratories, 3 computer laboratories with access to the Internet and wireless connectivity campus-wide, a library of 20,000 volumes, 3 sports fields, sports hall, track, 2 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts and separate facilities for Early Childhood education.

Finances: Tuition rates are as follows - Playgroup-EC2: USD 4,620; Kinder: $13,400; grades 1-5: $14,700; grades 6-9: $17,100; grade 10: $17,600; and grades 11-12: $21,100. New students in Grades 1-12 pay a one time capital levy fee of $6,000 and a registration fee of $250. 

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