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Download the Special Needs Profile (Spring 2023 Special Needs Namibia, Windhoek) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education in Windhoek Namibia at the assisted school Windhoek International School. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. Admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired-no physically and orthopedically impaired- yes visually impaired-no autistic- yes specifically learning disabled-yes intellectually disabled- yes behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no multiple disabilities- yes other health impairment- yes speech or language impaired- yes traumatic brain injury- no Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations-yes teacher accommodations learning support teacher- yes learning support teacher- yes co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- yes academic support class secondary school- no support special needs preschoolers-yes use of IEP and ILP- yes The school has a self-contained classroom for ELEMENTARY. Maximum hours per week per student for push in 5 for pull out 5. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-1 Psychologist-0 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-1 Learning Support Teacher-4 Guidance Counselor-1 Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- yes speech therapy-yes occupational therapy- yes physical therapy-yes behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes social skills group/social skills training-yes US credentialed reading specialist- no reading remediation-yes reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes math specialist-yes The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide-yes special transportation- yes transportation paraprofessional- yes


The Windhoek International School was founded in December 1990, the year in which Namibia achieved independence. It is open to students of all nationalities and is the most diverse community of learners in Windhoek. WIS is a fully accredited coeducational day school offering educational programs, enrichment activities, and learning support services for children aged three through 18. WIS is the only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Namibia. It is also the only school in Namibia to offer the U.S. high school diploma. The school follows a northern hemisphere academic calendar.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of March 2023 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in spring 2023 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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