International School of Uganda

By | February 26, 2020

The International School of Uganda (ISU) is a co-educational day school located on a green campus in the quiet Kampala neighbourhood of Lubowa. We are a not-for-profit, parent-owned school.

We are the oldest international school in Uganda, established in 1967. Our community consists of over 60 different nationalities.

ISU is the only school in Uganda offering three full International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3 to 11;
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16;
  • Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 19.

Our Early Childhood accepts children from the age of 2 ½ years.

Admission to International School of Uganda

ISU has a “rolling admission” process which means students may enroll at any time during the school year. While we understand that securing school enrollment is a priority for families, we cannot do so until we have received complete applications and reviewed each child’s file for admission.

We are ready to answer your questions and welcome you to our school. Please contact Sue Farmer, Admissions Director, at, or call on +256 757 754808.

Admissions Procedure

Step 1: Enquire about Enrolment

Please contact Sue Farmer, Admissions Director to find about class availability, at, or call on +256 757 754808 with the following information:

a.    Child’s Name
b.    Date of Birth
c.    Current School

Step 2: Submit Documentation & Pay Registration Fee

Please download, fill out and return the following forms:

  1. Application Form
  2. Child Protection Policy Form
  3. Confidential School Report: 
    1. Junior School
    2. Senior School 
  4. Enrolment Contract
  5. Medical Form
  6. Senior School Language Survey & Second Language
  7. For Junior School students please fill out:
    1. Early Childhood/Kinder Parent Questionnaire; OR
    2. Grade 1 to 5 Parent Questionnaire

Additionally forward the following information:

  1. 2 Years of Academic reports from current school
  2. Photocopy of birth certificate/biographical details from the child’s passport.

Registration Fee
To complete the application, the registration fee of USD250 per child needs to be deposited to the school’s account.

ISU Banking Details

Step 3: Acceptance & Grade Placement

Once all the application paperwork has been received it will be reviewed by the admissions team. Parents will be informed of the School’s decision by the Admissions Director.

We consider the following elements when admitting students to the school:

  • The potential of the applicant’s ability to benefit from the academic programme.
  • The capacity of the school to meet the educational needs of the applicant.
  • The ability of the applicant’s family to meet the obligations stipulated in the enrolment agreement.

The school may admit students at any time during the school year, provided they meet the admission requirements. Students will also be permitted to withdraw from school any time of the year.

Grade Placement
Students are generally placed in grades based on the age of the child. Please note that we also consider previous school transcripts, academic ability, social development, interviews and placement tests, where necessary to determine grade placement at ISU. The following guide may be helpful in understanding grade placement at ISU and equivalent national grade placement.

As a grade reaches it optimal capacity, a waiting pool will be established and the school’s waitlist procedure will come into effect.

Step 4: Finalising the Enrolment

  1. Payment of Fees – the business office will contact you once your enrolment has been finalised.

The following documents will need to be submitted before the student’s start date:

  1. Emergency Contact Form
  2. Bus Form (if bus service is required)

Other Information

In Junior School students are given a laptop or tablet to use in class.

In Senior School Grade 6 to 11 students need to have a Mac device. For minimum specifications refer to the Senior School Student Requirements list.

Financial Assistance Guidelines
Transport Services

International School of Uganda Scholarship Programmes

ISU Contact details

The International School of Uganda
Plot 272/3 Lubowa Estate, Lubowa,
Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 200374
Mob: +256 757 754 808
General Email:

Are you a prospective family? Please contact

Are you a prospective teacher? Please visit our Employment page

Are you a former student? Please contact

For matters relating to finances, please contact

For transport and security, please contact