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About us

Iringa International School was started in 1993 by a group of expatriate and local parents in Iringa to provide a sound education of international standard for children in the Southern Highlands region of Tanzania.

It is guided by a Board of Trustees and a Head of School. A Board of Management is an elected group of parents who work in cooperation with the Head of School.

The school started as a Primary School with 12 students and two full-time teachers, and has since added on a Pre-School, Middle School, 'O' levels (Key Stages 1-4) and boarding facilities.

IIS has been authorized as an official Cambridge International School. Currently we offer IGCSE and are able to offer A level courses when the requisite number of students enroll. We are an IB authorised school for the Primary Years Programme for children aged 3 -11.

Guiding Principles

A safe, respectful and collaborative environment is essential for individual growth.

Learning flourishes when all planning and teaching is student -centered.

Holistic learning is balanced, including the development of strong academic and social skills, and emotional and physical wellbeing, as encompassed in the IB Learner Profile

Parent initiative and involvement is vital for the school’s health and to model democracy in action.

For effective learning, class size must be kept to an intimate number

Continual reflection is essential to achieve personal and community growth

Students achieve their best when they build on prior understanding and skills, and have opportunities to apply their learning to issues of personal and global significance

Being responsible entails prudent use of resources and mindful application of knowledge.

School Facilities

There is a library and laptop computers with internet access, modest football, basketball, and volleyball grounds, as well as playgrounds for the Pre-School and primary. The faculty and parent volunteers offer a variety of after school clubs ranging from dance to book club,art club, as well as football, basketball, gymnastics and community service.

Course Offerings

At present the school is small but growing, and offers very individualised teaching and learning to our diverse student body. IIS' language medium is English. Our philosophy reflects a holistic approach to education. Subjects taught are: English, Maths, Science(s), History, Geography, Literature, Art, Music, Information Technology, French, Swahili, PE, Business Studies, Ecnomics, Development Studies.

IIS Mission

The Iringa International School provides high quality holistic education of an international standard. In an inclusive, multicultural environment we prepare students for a responsible role in the global community.

IIS Vision

Our vision for IIS’s future is to develop an institution which, while maintaining its intimate class size and community, will be recognized as the premiere educational institution for primary/secondary education in the Southern Highlands region

Are you an IIS alumnus?

Please contact us and let us know where you are now!


Primary School Teaching Assistant

We are seeking a motivated and skilled Teaching Assistant for the Primary School.

Applicants need to demonstrate empathy, the ability to support pupils and to develop excellent relationships with all members of the school community. Applicants must have Tanzanian citizenship, a certificate in education, computer literacy and fluent English.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV with references to iringainternational@gmail.com

Closing Date: 13th April 2019

Languages Teacher Vacancy

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated languages teacher to deliver the Cambridge IGCSE Swahili and French as a Second Language courses in our secondary school.

Additional duties will include delivering a primary and middle school curriculum that prepares students for IGCSE level.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV with references to iringainternational@gmail.com

Closing Date: 8th May 2019

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