International School of Lusaka

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Basic Information

Address: 6945 Nangwenya Road P.O Box 50121 Ridgeway Lusaka, Zambia
Phone Number: +260964638406
Director/Owner: Dr Liam Hammer

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Additional Information

Human Resources Executive Director: Marketing and Public Relations Manager- Yabbey Shitima
Ages: 2 to 19 Years
Accreditation/Affiliation: The International School of Lusaka is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). ISL is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Primary Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. The school is also a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) as well as the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ)
Nationalities: 50
Language(s): English
School Types: Day School

Nursery- US$ 4, 608, Preschool- US$ 5, 580, Reception- US$ 7,908, Year 1-6- US$ 9,584, Year 7-11- US$ 11,956, Year 12-13- US$12,808

Enrollment: 660
School Schedule (Hours in Day): Nursery- 08:00am-12:00pm, Preschool- 08:00am-12:40pm, Reception- 07:05am - 12:40pm, Year 1 - 13- 07:05am - 13:30pm
Classroom Size: Nursery- 30, Preschool- 20, Reception-22, Year 1-11- 24, Year 12-13- 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12/1

English Department
Mathematics Department
Science Department
Creative Arts Department
Modern Language Department
Social Studies Department
Student Support Services Department
Administration Department


Reception to Year 6 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
Year 7-9 International Middle Year Curriculum (IMYC)
Year 10-11 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Year 12-13 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Exams: IGCSE Exams IBDP Exams
Support Services:

Learning Support
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Extracurricular Activities: Extracurricular activities are done daily except Friday. The students can participate in two activities on a daily basis. The first hour includes clubs based in culture, language, art, music drama, games, academic (MUN, SAT and homework), or intramural sports. In the second hour, ISL competitive sports team practice and compete in netball, football, basketball, swimming, cross country, volleyball, track and field, and hockey.
Admissions Requirements:

Complete Application Form
Complete Medical Form
Complete Registration of Interest Form
Upload Birth Certificate or Passport
Upload Immunization Record
Upload School Reports (2 years)
Upload School Leaving Certificate
Upload work permit or resident permit for Parent or Guardian
Pay non refundable registration fee of $200

Mission Statement:

Through an internationally recognized programme that embraces a wide range of cultures, ISL is committed to the development of students who are open-minded, balanced, environmentally conscious and principled citizens of the world who will strive for excellence and cherish life-long learning.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

While celebrating the diversity of our school community, the International School of Lusaka seeks to forge a unified and caring community which exhibits mutual respect
and understanding, where individuals feel welcome and valued. ISL believes that the participation and interaction of everyone in the school community (parents, students, teaching and non-teaching staff) serves to enrich the entire school programme. ISL does not align itself to any political or religious creed.

Therefore, the School is committed to an educational programme that is designed to meet each student’s individual intellectual, social, ethical, emotional and physical needs. The curriculum, pedagogy and organisational structure of the school is driven by standards of international education and accreditation.

At ISL we believe that the process of learning should be purposeful, active and dynamic. Our students have a wide variety of learning styles, academic abilities, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. The learning environment is characterised by inquiry, creativity, personal growth, reflection and academic, as well as sporting achievement. Through these learning experiences, ISL strives to develop in students a genuine desire to learn and a conviction that education is continuing and open-ended. ISL encourages respect and compassion and promotes community service
opportunities throughout the school. The school upholds the common belief in the importance of individual, community and global awareness, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

School History:

International School of Lusaka (ISL), founded in 1963, is one of the oldest International Schools on the continent of Africa. The school has about 660 students from over 50 different nationality groups. The teaching staff consists of 58 professional educators from 15 countries.
The School is governed by a Board of Governors, who are elected by the ISL Association. The Association is composed of the parents of students attending ISL.
The administration of the School is directed by the Head of School, who is supported by the Secondary Principal, Primary Principal and the Finance Manager.

Visa Requirement:

Upon joining the school students are supposed to apply for student permits