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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 8,966,018 Shilling
to: 40,077,112 Shilling
Address: Plot 328, Kisota Road, (Along) Northern Bypass, Kisaasi Roundabout, Kampala, Uganda
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

EYP1: 10, EYP2: 14, EYP3: 20, PYP1 onwards: 24
*Every class has a Homeroom Teacher and a Teaching Assistant

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Every class is equipped with a smartboard.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. (However, we do have a Prayer Room, should a student need it)

External examinations or assessments available

MYP5 eAssessments, IB Diploma, A Levels

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Varies by grade level; consider individual needs, avoiding undue stress.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Acorns has an open admission policy and accepts children with special needs. Placement is dependent upon the child’s individual needs and may require continuous support from parents. Acorns can also help you find specialist therapists for your child, including a Speech and Occupational Therapist and an Educational Psychologist.

Learning support offered

Acorns tailors Education Plans based on individual needs

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Tailored programmes, challenges, and enrichment for gifted, talented students' support.

Student access to education psychologist

Our Learner Support Services Department works closely with families to make external recommendations for any service that we do not offer or have empanelled experts.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. For students qualifying for PYP1 and above, we use Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) as a Placement Assessment tool.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

It is an online adaptive test conducted on campus.

Waiting list

Yes. For Creche, EYP1, PYP2 and LSS Programme in EYP and PYP.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept admissions through the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

EYP: 8:45 am
PYP1 onwards: 8 am

School finish time

Crech, EYP1 & 2: 12:30 pm
EYP3: 2:45 pm
PYP1 to PYP6: 3:25 pm
Secondary: 4:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Acorns is happy to welcome your child to school any time after 7:00 am, when Acorns' staff are available to care for them.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Acorns offers many clubs and activities.

Sports activities included

Physical education and Swimming,

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, Auditorium, Dance and Music Rooms, Science Labs, Play Areas

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer Field, Basketball Courts, Swimming Pools

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Acorns International School is a community of staff, parents, and children—a large family dedicated to the premise that education is the key to building a lifelong foundation, where a love of learning and school is of the utmost importance.

Teaching approach of the school

Our school emphasizes interactive learning, fostering critical thinking, and personalized instruction to cultivate a well-rounded educational experience for students.

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