International Education

International School, Moshi, Tanzania

PO Box 733, Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Tel: (+255) 27 275 5004/5, 1850
Fax: (+255) 27 275 2877
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School Summary:
National, IB, curricula.
The International School Moshi, on the slopes of Africa's highest mountain, was founded in 1969 and now has 509 students from 44 nationalities on two campuses in Moshi and Arusha. Moshi campus has 243 students, including 76 boarders, and offers a full range of courses from pre-kindergarten to International Baccalaureate. Arusha campus has 266 day students, and offers courses from pre-kindergarten to grade 10 and IGCSE.
Both campuses are on spacious sites on the edge of town and include libraries, computer suites, laboratories, art rooms, music rooms and a full range of sports facilities. The boarding facilities in Moshi are small purpose-built units, in which students share study-bedrooms. Each unit in the charge of a professional boarding parent, and there is a special house for younger children which operates round a family theme.
Grades K-8 follow an English-medium curriculum with an African and international perspective; grades 9-10 follow IGCSE courses and the grade 11-12 International Baccalaureate programme was the first in Africa. Most IB students go on to UK or US universities and in the past three years IB graduates have gained admittance to over 30 universities across the world.
Both campuses offer assistance with special educational needs and ESL/EFL. For all students there is a strong emphasis on community service and links with the local community. The school makes maximum use of its incomparable environment, with a carefully structured outdoor pursuits programme, as well as a field studies centre on the coast at Pangani.
Good academic standards are advised for entry to the rigorous IB programme but elsewhere admission depends on space being available. Early application is advised.