Kampala International School Uganda (KISU)
P.O.Box 34249, Bukoto, Kampala, Uganda
+256 752 711 882; +256 752 711 909
|Director||Mr. Steve Lang|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||450|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Matthew Holborow|
|Associations||CIS, NEASC, IB|
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Surely there can be no better preparation for life in our complex, globalised society than an education at a good international school? A good international school is a vibrant, colourful, welcoming and outward-looking place where the things that make us different are celebrated and where there is a sense of real joy in our shared humanity.
Kampala International School, Uganda (KISU) is such a school. The Council of International Schools inspection team commended a "clear commitment to internationalism and interculturalism". Likewise, the International Baccalaureate Organization described "a learning environment based on understanding and respect".
KISU is blessed with a truly international student population: over 80% of the student body is made up of students from some 57 different nations. The school is centrally located in the attractive and cosmopolitan east African city of Kampala, where it occupies a beautifully landscaped campus and is in its third decade of offering high-quality international education to the community.
KISU boasts a world-class learning environment; it is equipped with four science labs, three computer labs, three music practice rooms, four performance areas, an indoor gym, a 25m eight-lane competition pool and five acres of lush, green playing fields.
KISU recruits and invests in the further professional development of teachers from all over the world; at the last count they shared more than 100 years of IB teaching experience between them. Small class sizes and the support of numerous highly qualified Teaching Assistants ensure that teachers have capacity to spend high quality time with individual students.
Academic success is, of course, important. Today's young people enter a truly global marketplace where competition is fierce and the school does everything it can to ensure its students have the best chance of succeeding with results at IB Diploma consistently outstripping world averages.
However, education is about far more than just examination success: it is about embedding values, developing skills and shaping character. It is those who are resilient, resourceful and reflective, those who are confident, committed and conscientious, and those who have strong interpersonal skills, who succeed. These are the kinds of qualities and attributes that KISU seeks to develop in its young people. The school takes its mission to "educate today's children for tomorrow's world" seriously. It aspires for its graduates to be not only ready to enter tomorrow’s world, but for them to be prepared to shape it, change it and lead it.