Our History

IIS History

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 authorized 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 are vital for the school’s health and to model democracy in action.

For effective learning, the 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.

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