Primary school in Lusaka, Zambia
- A non-denominational, co-educational, independent day school
- Accommodates the demands of most national and local curricula
- An excellent learning support department for specific educational needs
The International School of Lusaka (ISL) is a non-denominational, co-educational, independent day school that began in 1963. The school is staffed by a diverse population of teachers from across the globe, Countries represented include UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Zambia, India and Brazil. The cultural diversity of both its students and staff provide the school with an excellent and strong basis for international education and cross-cultural understanding.
Primary school background and subjects covered
The Early Years and Primary School classes (Nursery through to Year 6) follow an English language programme that uses the Primary Years Programme (PYP) under the auspices of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). ISL became an authorised PYP school in 2007. This programme is flexible in order to accommodate the demands of most national and local curricula.
The Primary Years Programme is designed for students aged 3 to 12. Read more here
At the International School of Lusaka, emphasis is placed on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
Single subject specialist teachers prepare pupils in the following subjects:
- Physical, social and personal education
Curriculum overviews may be viewed here
At the International School of Lusaka primary school, teachers evaluate the pupils by selecting or designing methods of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes they intend to capture. The teachers also take into account the diverse ways individual students develop and demonstrate their understanding.
The prime objective of assessing students’ learning and performance is to give feedback to:
- Students – to encourage the start of lifelong learning
- Teachers – to support and further develop the design of teaching methods and materials – what to teach and how to teach it
- Parents – to highlight their child’s learning and development
The school also has an excellent Learning Support department for pupils with specific educational needs. This is designed to ensure pupils with mild learning difficulties achieve maximum proficiency in literacy and numeracy before leaving primary school.
The International School of Lusaka offers a comprehensive internal system for monitoring pupil’s individual progress that combines with and compliments external checks, such as the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests which are administered at appropriate Year levels.
A comprehensive extra curricular programme is available between 14hrs and 15.45 hrs every day. All primary students are encouraged to take part in and enjoy the school’s large playgrounds and innovative play equipment, as well as its swimming pools. Sports facilities include large fields for football and cricket, a multi-purpose sports area and a covered basketball court.