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Prospective Families

Thank you for your interest in the International School of Uganda (ISU). If you have not already done so, and are in Kampala, we invite you to come and visit our beautiful, green campus.

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 sfarmer@isumail.ac.ug, 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 sfarmer@isumail.ac.ug, 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. Language Survey & Second Language Choices:
    1. Junior School
    2. Senior School
  6. For Junior School students please fill out:
    1. Early Childhood/Kinder Parent Questionnaire; OR
    2. Grade 1 to 5 Parent Questionnaire
    3. Additional Language Learning in Junior School

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. This Grade Placement Guide may be helpful in understanding grade placement at ISU and equivalent national grade placement.

Waitlist 
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. Medical Form
  3. 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

 

Arrange a Campus Visit & Trial Day

For families able to visit our campus, we encourage you to schedule an appointment and experience our community in action. We look forward to showing you around our 33 acre campus, answering your questions and helping you navigate through the admissions process.

We welcome prospective students to join us to experience a day or two at ISU. They will be integrated into normal lessons and will be in involved in all aspects of school life. This gives them the opportunity to get to know our students and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to ISU. Please contact Sue Farmer, Admissions Director, at sfarmer@isumail.ac.ug or on +256 757 754808 to schedule a visit Monday – Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

FAQs

1. When can an applications be submitted?

Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Obviously, the earlier the better to secure a space.

2. Does ISU offer financial assistance?

Yes, we do offer financial assistance. For more information, please visit this the Tuition & Fees web page.

3. Is there a fee waiver or deduction for siblings?

This is available through the financial assistance programme for self-funding families.

 

4. Do you carry out student assessments?

We base our initial assessment on academic reports and the confidential information form.

5. Do you offer a lunch service?

Lunch is optional and there is a choice between vegetarian and non-vegetarian each day. We do not serve pork and we do try to cater for most dietary restrictions. Senior School students have access to a microwave to heat up their own food.

6. Does your school have a uniform?

We do not have school uniform but all students are expected to adhere to the dress code. Junior School students are required to wear schools sports uniform.

7. Does ISU offer scholarships?

We do offer two scholarships and more information can be found at ISU Scholarships

 

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