The International School of Uganda (ISU) is a non-profit, co-educational day school, established in 1967 offering an international education program for students 2.5 to 19 years old. The school is governed by a Board of Directors composed of eight elected members and one member appointed by the U.S. Ambassador. Enrollment is approximately 550 students representing over 60 different nations with some families that move every two to four years creating a culturally dynamic and synergistic student body with many languages and customs.
The lush thirty-three acre ISU campus is a garden for many indigenous plants and bird-life. The purpose-built campus is on the outskirts of the capital city of
ISU has 65 full-time experienced teachers, most of whom are certified in the
The curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Diploma (16-19 year-old students), Middle Years (11-16 year-old students) and Primary Years (2.5-11 year-old students). ISU is one of 236 schools worldwide which is authorized to offer all three IB programmes. The students are well prepared at ISU for entry into American, British or other international schools or universities. More than 3,000 schools world-wide use the International Baccalaureate Programs which offer transportability for students of international families. The High School program prepares students for successful entry into universities and colleges.
Self-Selection into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
At ISU all grade 11 and 12 students take the IB curriculum for all their subjects. Students are encouraged to try the full IB diploma through grade 11 and into grade 12. If students do not complete the internal assessments or miss crucial deadlines they are counseled into the IB certificate category. Additionally, all graduating students receive an ISU diploma which is validated by both the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools. ISU is authorized in all three IB programs.
No Rank/No GPA Policy
Because our graduating classes are small with 44 students in the class of 2013; our programs highly rigorous, our range of grades narrow, and our students almost without exception entering competitive four-year colleges, it is our policy to neither rank our students nor compute G.P.A.
Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year and to reflect the entire school as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School the grading was changed from A – F to the more compatible 7 – 1 IB scale: 7 = excellent (A+/A), 6 = very good (A-/B+), 5 = good (C+/B), 4 = satisfactory (C-/C), 3 = mediocre (D/D+), 2 = poor (D-) and 1 = very poor or failing (F). At ISU, grades 1 and 2 are considered failing grades and will not receive course credit.