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Uganda’s capital, Kampala, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Having recovered from the country’s civil war in the 1980s, Kampala is now an attractive city to live and work in. With English widely spoken and a stable economy, it’s no wonder that its expat community is growing fast too.

While the choice of international schools in Kampala might be small, most of the schools are long-established and have great reputations. Thanks to Uganda’s colonial past, British curriculum schools dominate here. However if you’d prefer an alternative, some schools teach the American, French, and Indian curricula. There are of course a selection of schools teaching the International Baccalaureate as well.

Kampala is divided into 5 boroughs; Kampala Central, Kawenpe to the north, Nakawa to the east, Makindye to the south, and Rubaga to the west. Most of the city’s international schools are located in Nakawa and Makindye, with a small number in other districts and further afield. Makindye and Nakawa have some of the more prosperous neighbourhoods in Kampala, and both are considered good areas to live in.

While it may have a healthy economy and growing population, Uganda is still a developing nation. Even in the capital Kampala, the infrastructure and facilities don’t compare to countries in Europe or other developed regions. Traffic is chaotic and school bus services are not a standard offering (although many do include it), so it’s worth researching your school commute and transport options before deciding.

Extracurricular activities in Kampala’s international schools are often focused on sports. Most school campuses have great sports facilities including basketball courts, football pitches and sometimes swimming pools. Music and arts are also commonly offered.

Like many international schools around the world, Kampala’s schools keep class sizes small. Around 20 students per class is the norm here. Expat students are usually in the majority - in some schools the student body can be up to 85% expats. International school fees are often too high for most Ugandans to afford, although those who can pay for private education will almost always do so.

That said, international school fees in Kampala are actually among the lowest in the world. Native English-speaking teachers are very common, facilities are as good as anywhere. So if you were thinking of making a big move to Uganda, Kampala’s international schools can offer very good value for money.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Kampala. However, there are another 12 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Kampala based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Kampala

Out of a total of 22 International Schools in Kampala.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Acorns International School

Acorns International School is a community of staff, parents, and children—a large family dedicated to the premise that the early childhood and primary years is the key to building a life-long foundation, where a love of learning and school are of the utmost importance.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 8,357,500 Shilling
to: 34,184,941 Shilling
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International School of Uganda

The International School of Uganda (ISU), established in 1967, is a co-educational day school located on a green 33-acre campus in the quiet Kampala neighbourhood of Lubowa. ISU is a not-for-profit, parent-owned school, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes for students 3 to 19 years old. Enrolment is approximately 520 students representing over 50 different nations, creating a culturally dynamic and synergistic student body with many languages and customs.
ISU is authorised by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, one of 236 schools worldwide. ISU is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and the Council of International Schools, two prestigious international accreditation organizations.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 24,101,358 Shilling
to: 102,430,772 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)
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Kampala International School Uganda

Founded in 1993, Kampala international school Uganda 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.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 14,389,891 Shilling
to: 91,526,810 Shilling
Reviews
(2 reviews)
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Heritage International School

Heritage International School is dedicated to providing quality education that equips each student to develop their God-given potential for a life of faith and service.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 18,749,348 Shilling
to: 43,013,210 Shilling
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GEMS Cambridge International School Kampala

Step inside GEMS Cambridge International School - Kampala. At its tranquil campus in Luzira, pupils aged 3-18 learn, grow and flourish. As one of the top international schools in Uganda, GEMS is all about helping your child reach their full potential.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 26,273,948 Shilling
to: 73,456,037 Shilling
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(1 review)
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Kabojja International School

Kabojja International School is a private co-educational school offering a British curriculum IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE (General Certificate of Education). It is both a Day and Barding School.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 8,843,072 Shilling
to: 18,359,564 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)
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7 Hills International School

7 Hills International School is a parent-founded international secondary school where practical learning encourages young minds to express themselves, think critically, solve problems and enjoy what they are learning.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
11 to 16
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 28,354,539 Shilling
to: 29,772,266 Shilling
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(1 review)
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Ecole Francaise Les Grands Lacs

The quality of the teaching approach and curriculum is approved every year by the French government and reach the same level of excellence than the French schools in France.
Curriculum
French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 17,567,943 Shilling
to: 33,587,802 Shilling
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Kampala Community International Primary School

Kampala Community International Primary School puts international learning methods, resources and teaching practices into action both inside and outside the classroom. Every child deserves a school that is dedicated to inspiring and developing their abilities and confidence.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 11
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 13,312,456 Shilling
to: 14,641,575 Shilling
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Boston International School

We strive to create a positive learning environment. Our students enjoy and love learning. We have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Our students encourage and each other.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 9,600,000 Shilling
to: 12,759,543 Shilling
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(2 reviews)
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