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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 the top 10 international schools in Kampala according to our users. However, there are another 15 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 25 International Schools in Kampala.

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

Quality International School

We are an indigenous, affordable Inclusive International education school for EYFS, Primary, Lower secondary, High school & A-levels. Providing International Education (British National Curriculum ) to pupils 18+ months to 18 years of age, with an education that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils at the school and in society for opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of life after school. Grooming responsible, proactive, confident, respectful, resilient, adaptable yet collaborative citizens.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 3,100,000 Shilling
to: 12,100,000 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

Boston International School

We strive to create a positive learning environment. Our students enjoy and love learning. We have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 26,000,000 Shilling
to: 39,000,000 Shilling
Reviews
(5 reviews)

Heritage International School

Heritage International School is dedicated to providing a quality international education in a nurturing Christian environment 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 - 2023/2024
from: 22,767,772 Shilling
to: 47,432,858 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

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 635 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 organisations.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 23,062,627 Shilling
to: 119,032,912 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

Rainbow International School Uganda

Opened in 1991, Rainbow International School Uganda has grown to become a school of over 550 students, offering a full English curriculum at all five key stages from the Foundation Stage right up to the pre-university level. RISU is a co-educational and multicultural school, with students from around sixty nationalities. A school that strives for academic excellence with a strong belief in the provision of a holistic education, where the specific needs of each individual child really matters.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 21,966,795 Shilling
to: 63,260,516 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

Acorns International 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.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 8,966,018 Shilling
to: 40,077,112 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

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 - 2023/2024
from: 16,996,650 Shilling
to: 107,987,665 Shilling
Reviews
(2 reviews)

7 Hills International School

7 Hills International School is a not for profit 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 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 30,419,061 Shilling
to: 34,221,443 Shilling
Reviews
(1 review)

Ecole Française Les Grands Lacs

A multicultural school on a human scale, a multilingual education of excellence, a staff concerned with the well-being and success of each and a school community committed to sustainable development.
Curriculum
French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 32,963,933 Shilling
to: 32,963,933 Shilling

Oak International School

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their personal best and become inquiring knowledgeable and life long learners.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 15
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 5,721,187 Shilling
to: 17,277,986 Shilling

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