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International School of Uganda

International School of Uganda

Plot 272/3 Lubowa Estate, Lubowa, Kampala, Uganda

+256 757 754808



International School of Uganda
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1967
Status Private
Head of School Ms. Caroline Jacoby
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2½-19
Number of pupils 529
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:20
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Andres Bradshaw
MYP Coordinator Lucy Allsopp
PYP Coordinator Ryan Hopkins Wilcox
Associations MSA, CIS, AISA, IB, WIDA, Next Frontier

The International School of Uganda (ISU) is a thriving school with over 50 years of history behind it and is committed to being at the forefront of international education in Uganda. It is a non-profit school, established in 1967 offering an international education for students 2.5 to 19 years old. The school is authorised to offer the PYP, MYP and DP.

ISU is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of seven elected members and two appointed members.

A Campus to Enhance Learning and Living

Our 33 acre campus located on the outskirts of Kampala offers four fully equipped, state of the art science laboratories, three computer laboratories with access to the internet and wireless connectivity campus-wide, a library of 25,000 volumes, 2 sports fields, sports hall, track, 2 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts and separate facilities for Early Childhood education. The school is currently constructing an Arts Centre which will contain classrooms for music, visual arts, dance and drama as well as a 450-seat auditorium. This is expected to be finished by December 2019.

To mold balanced individuals, students participate in a range of after school activities. They also participate in the local (ISSAK) and international sports leagues and arts events (ISSEA), and are involved in service activities at both school and the wider community.

ISU students founded the Ugandan chapter of Model United Nations (MUN) and run training courses for students at Ugandan schools. ISU has hosted Ugandan MUN for the last five years.

The school provides support for students who are learning English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) and have special learning needs.

ISU runs 17 different bus routes to transport students from all over Kampala and Entebbe.


ISU has 62 full-time experienced teachers, most of whom are certified in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada. Almost half of them hold a post-graduate degree. Many are also IB workshop leaders and school visitors.

Self-Selection into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

All grade 11 and 12 students take Diploma subjects and are encouraged to try the full IB Diploma. If students do not complete the internal assessments or miss crucial deadlines they are counselled into the IB certificate course. All graduating students receive an ISU Diploma which is validated by both the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools.

College Counselling

Our College Counsellor works with students and their parents to help guide them through the college application process. The majority of ISU graduates go to universities in the US or the UK.

For further more information, please visit our website www.isu.ac.ug