Heritage International School, Uganda

By | February 27, 2020

On the 9th of September 1994, H.I.S. opened its doors. Missionaries from five Christian missions: Finnish Free Foreign Mission, Church of God Mission, Kinderhilfswerk, Mission Aviation Fellowship and Baptist Mission of Uganda had signed a Memorandum of Agreement to combine their efforts to set up a mission school. H.I.S. was to be a co-operative effort to support Christian mission personnel in Uganda. Children from both mission and non-mission families were to be welcomed.

Our aim continues as it was at the start.  We continue to provide a high quality education that prepares our young people for a life of faith and service.

Admission to Heritage International School

General Admissions Information

The Early Years Committee, the Elementary Principal, the Secondary Principal, and the Head of School determine admission to the School. The following criteria are applied:

• The applicant’s ability to benefit from the school’s academic program
• Space in the appropriate Grade level
• The capacity of the school to meet the educational needs of the applicant
• The ability of the applicant’s family to meet the financial obligations of the school

The students enrolled at HIS are classified as:

• Full Time Student – students enrolled in a regular full time schedule for the school-year (enrolled full time from August – May).
• Transferee – students enrolled in a regular full time schedule in the middle of school year or enrolled for just a semester.
• Part-time Early Years – students in Pre-school who are offered a structured educational program for 2-3 days in a week.
• Home School Link (HSL) – homeschooled student enrolled at HIS for social interaction.
• Home-school Affiliate (HSA) – students from another school affiliated to HIS extracurricular activities.
• Online Student – students enrolled at HIS online program through SEVENSTAR or NORTHSTAR.
• Temporary student – students enrolled at HIS for less than one quarter.

All enrolling students must submit the following forms:

• Student Application
• Student Health Record (including Authorization for Emergency Medical Care)
• School Fees Agreement 
• Photo and Video Release

As well as copies of the following:

• Immunization Records
• School records: Report cards/transcripts from previous school, Individual Education Plan and Psych. Assessment if applicable
• Proof of age (copy of Birth Certificate or Passport)
• Chart for courses and hours completed – ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

Each new Applicant/transferee will be assessed initially based on their age bracket.  Please see the chart below.

Pre-school l – 2 ½ before August 31st
Pre-school ll – 3 before August 31st
Junior Kindergarten – 4 before August 31st
Kindergarten – 5 before August 31st
Grade 1 – 6 before August 31st
Grade 2 – 7 before August 31st
Grade 3 – 8 before August 31st
Grade 4 – 9 before August 31st
Grade 5 – 10 before August 31st
Grade 6 – 11 before August 31st
Grade 7 – 12 before August 31st
Grade 8 – 13 before August 31st
Grade 9 – 14 before August 31st
Grade 10 – 15 before August 31st
Grade 11 – 16 before August 31st
Grade 12 – 17 before August 31st

Students are almost always placed in a grade with their peers according to age. If the school tests highlight areas of concern the school may, in discussion with the parents, decide to place children differently to provide a better learning environment.

Promotions are recommended at the end of the school year based on student performance. If a student is not eligible for promotion to the next grade, parents will be informed and invited to school to discuss ways forward for their child.

Religious preferences of parents and students are respected by the school, however, all classroom instruction is in the context of the Christian ethos of the school. All students will be required to participate in the religious instruction and activities of the school.

Students may be admitted throughout the school year. Parents should provide evidence of recent previous schooling.

How to Apply to Heritage International School

Please download these 4 forms, fill them out and be sure to include your signature on each form. You will then need to scan and send them to the Registrar at; registrar@heritage.co.ug and be sure to submit copies of the required documents as indicated on the second page of the student application form.

Contact details

Contact us using these e-mail addresses:

P.O. Box 7899

Telephone: 256-393-596-033/4

The General School Email: his@heritage.co.ug

Finance Office: finance@heritage.co.ug

Employment Inquiries: hr@heritage.co.ug

Student Registration: registrar@heritage.co.ug