School Profile

Welcome To Our World

Founded in 1993, Kampala international school Uganda (KISU) began as a small primary school with a curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England.

Today it offers an inspiring and well-rounded international education to students from 2 - 18 years +. Kisu has evolved considerably over the years and has undertaken an ambitious programme of expansion and development. It now boasts a purpose built school with excellent facilities. The school maintains its aims and teaching philosophy on par with the best international school across the globe.

The school infrastructure is among the best in Africa and visitors always acknowledge the warm and vibrant atmosphere. KISU is a safe haven for students and provides an aesthetically stimulating environment that informs, inspires the whole world school community and fosters happy and motivated children.

Our Vision is: “to educate today’s children for tomorrow’s world”. Helping students fulfill their potential in all aspects of their development is our starting point. Students at kisu develop a keen sense of self – identity and positive self- esteem.

Internationalism is highly valued and students develop a good understanding of their multicultural world.
Academic excellence is achieved through high expectations, strong motivation, a challenging curriculum, constant encouragement and excellent teaching. The school offers a friendly and imaginative environment where students are encouraged to discover and develop individual talents, whether they are intellectual, creative or sporting. 

School Community
Kampala International School Uganda offers an international education to students around the world. Current enrolment is around 600 students.
Students come from almost 60 different nationalities and, depending on the family’s contracts and nature of their work, stay in Uganda for varying lengths of time. The school is privately owned with an Advisory Board of Governors and the day-to-day running of the school is managed by the Director.

The school was formerly known as Kabira International School and moved to its present site in September 2008. The school is centrally located in Kampala and is situated on 14 acres of land. It has been purposely built to accommodate over 1000 students, increasing in line with the development of Kampala and Uganda. There are four science labs, three computer labs, three practice music rooms, three performance areas, and indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, a 25m eight-lane competition pool, two libraries, five acres of playing fields and smart boards in most classrooms.

The school is ideally situated within easy traveling distance from prime residential location and is only 15minutes from city center by car, the school is centrally located in Kampala and is situated on 14 acres of land. It has been purposely built to accommodate 1000 students increasing in line with the development of Kampala and Uganda.

There are 58 full-time teaching staff recruited from countries around the world. International recruitment takes place at the Search and CIS fairs. There are ongoing opportunities for staff development through inset days, online training and visiting professionals. Initial contracts are for two years and many international staff extend on a yearly basis.

The school has a rich resource in the nature and diversity of its students. However the suitability of the school for each student is assessed upon entry, to ensure that KISU can meet their needs.
All students from Year 3 (7 years old) upwards spend time on outdoor education trips, staying overnight for varying lengths of time; each student swims once a week and takes part in all activities.
The school is also able to provide for students with mild learning difficulties.
Students must have a degree of fluency in English to enter Year 9. EAL provision can be given before this year.
Students have to demonstrate their suitability for the IB Diploma Programme, through IGCSE examination results or equivalent.

The school adapts the National Curriculum for England for the Primary School through to Year9 in the Secondary School. After that, our students study for the internationally recognized Cambridge IGCSE (examined in Y11) and IB Diploma (examined in Y13). The curriculum ensures that rigorous educational standards are maintained and that progression of educational experience is monitored. The IB Diploma is generally regarded as the university entrance programme of choice often preferred above national requirements. The curriculum has been adapted to reflect the international diversity of our school community and its location in Uganda.