The International School of Uganda (ISU) is a co-educational day school located on a green campus in the quiet Kampala neighbourhood of Lubowa. We are a not-for-profit, parent-owned school.
We are the oldest international school in Uganda, established in 1967. Our community consists of over 60 different nationalities.
The International School of Uganda (ISU) is dedicated to: “providing world-class, holistic education in a multi-cultural setting, inspiring and equipping students to be life-long learners, to reach their full potential and to be responsible global citizens active in shaping the future.
ISU is the only school in Uganda offering three full International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes:
- Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3 to 11;
- Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16;
- Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 19.
- Our Early Childhood accepts children from the age of 2 ½ years.
The International School of Uganda teachers use the best research based teaching methods centered on a dynamic international curriculum that meets a global standard for the best education available, the widely acclaimed and highly respected International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes. In the Junior School, Early Childhood to grade 5, the curriculum is based on the IB Primary Years Programme. While providing a strong foundation in all subject areas, the programme focuses on the social, physical, emotional and cultural development of the child. It provides structured inquiry as a vehicle for learning which is carried forward in the other two IB programmes.
In the Senior School, the IB Middle Years Programme forms the core of ISU’s educational focus for students in grades 6 to 10. The inter-disciplinary approach to learning develops students’ critical thinking abilities and communication skills and offers an academically challenging and stimulating programme of study.
In grades 11 and 12 students follow the IB Diploma Programme. Considered the leading edge of secondary education today and the “gold standard” of high school diplomas, this programme of study allows students to expand their horizons and challenge their abilities.
School Library: The International School of Uganda has 4 libraries. The Junior Library, the Secondary Library and the Uganda Library are all in the main library building. The EC library is in the EC area but linked to our Library database through our software, Destiny.
The Library is a school community effort where the librarian, teachers and students jointly create and maintain a learning environment with access to a wide range of print and non-print information resources. The mission of the library will be to foster in our students a love of reading and the development of life-long learning abilities in information discovery. The collection of library resources will be done in collaboration with the teachers in order to directly support and enhance the school’s curriculum requirements and the PYP, MYP and DP programs.
The International School of Uganda sports and extra-curricular activities programme has a strong commitment to excellence. ISU teams annually compete in the ISSEA (International Schools of Southern and Eastern Africa) and ISSAK (International School’s Sports Association Kampala) leagues.
After School Activities are planned to be an extension of learning for our students. The ASA’s are geared towards teaching students new skills and giving them chance to try new activities as well as build on skills over a period of time.
We endeavor to offer a balance of ASA’s in the following categories:
- Sport (Competitive and Noncompetitive)
- The Arts
- Extension of Academics
- Other (Martial Arts, Life Skills, Cultural etc.)