Acorns International School

Encapsulating the adage, 'A tree with strong roots laughs at storms', Acorns International School (AIS) bears fruits that stand the test of time.

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IB World Schools in Uganda

Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Uganda? Here you can find a list of Ugandan schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.

The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.

A small but well-established group of English-medium international schools around the capital Kampala cater for the children of expatriates and Ugandan elites. Influenced by Uganda’s colonial legacy, most follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales or International Baccalaureate programmes, while some offer a combination of the two systems. 

There are four IB World Schools in Uganda, and all are authorised to offer the IB Diploma. These are Kampala International School Uganda, the Aga Khan High School Kampala, Acorns International School (AIS) and International School of Uganda, with the latter two also authorised to offer the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes

Virtually all international schools in Uganda are coeducational. Education is compulsory for seven years from age six to 12 inclusive. A programme of universal free primary education was launched in 1997. In the public system, seven years’ of primary schooling is followed by four years’ of lower secondary and two of upper secondary.

Students must pass the Primary Leaving Examinations to enter secondary school, where they take O-levels in at least eight subjects in lower secondary and A-levels in upper secondary. 

School enrolments rose from three million to seven million from 1997 to 2004 and the gross primary enrolment rate was 103 per cent in 2017. Gross secondary enrolment was 24 per cent the same year, while gross tertiary enrolment was 5 per cent in 2016. Education spending in Uganda accounted for just 2.3 per cent of GDP in 2017.

IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Uganda. For information on all international schools, you can visit:

Acorns International School (AIS)

Plot 328, Kisota Road,
(Along) Northern Bypass, Kisaasi Roundabout,

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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