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The College is suitable for boarders and day students and is built upon academic spirit, innovation, great teaching and coaching and a real sense of care for the individual. The facilities are great and the teachers and support staff are outstanding, making the perfect environment for children to thrive in and fulfill their potential.
Chengelo Secondary School runs from Form 1 to 6, age 11 to 18 years. Pupils follow a common course in Form 1 to 3 before being prepared for the University of Cambridge International Examinations and London Examination Board, Edexcel. With exceptional results, Chengelo students are regularly accepted at leading international universities.
Consisting of a middle school (grades 6-8) and a high school (grades 9-12), the American International School of Lusaka is committed to helping all students achieve their academic and personal potential. The Secondary School fulfills this commitment by offering a broad and balanced curriculum.
Lake Road (PTA) School focuses on offering students an 'acceptable standard curriculum' that is tailored to prepare them for university or college education, as well as entrepreneurship. The school is constantly researching and putting together all that students would require to be in control and succeed in this ever changing world.
Crested Crane Academy provides excellent education for junior and senior secondary school. The school offers the Examination Council of Zambia curriculum including science, English, mathematics, social studies, civic education, computer studies, business studies, physical education, French, creative studies and music.
Sentinel School Kabitaka offers the Cambridge curriculum, along with IGCSEs. A vibrant and balanced co-curricular programme that encompasses sport, music, art, drama and many other activities. It offers a culture of creativity, innovation and excellence and provides opportunities for service to others, self-reliance and leadership.
Sentinel School Kalumbila provides an excellent learning environment for junior and senior secondary school. The school follows the Cambridge Curriculum, along with IGCSEs. Among the facilities, include a spacious sports field, ICT suites, laboratories and well-resourced music, drama and art facilities.
The Pestalozzi Secondary School provides international educational standards for pupils. All the teachers are highly qualified and are constantly developing their skills using international practices from the US and UK. The school offers extensive science and computer labs for secondary pupils and is a centre for GCE examinations.
Shakespeare School provides international standard education with highly qualified teachers and spacious classrooms. Their secondary school academic year semesters are January – May and June – December. Lessons run from 07:45 to 12:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday lessons are from 07:45 to 13:30.
Catering for students from grades 8 to 9, Tree Tops' primary and Junior Secondary School offers its students a broad choice of subjects and activities in a caring and supportive learning environment. The school values the diversity of cultures and welcomes international students to enroll.
Baobab College offers a diverse and balanced curriculum. Students sit for the IGCSE at the end of Year 11 and Advanced ‘A’ Level in the Senior College with exams at the end of Year 13. In line with the commitment to a holistic education approach, Baobab College offers a wide range of cultural, academic, social and sports clubs and societies. These enable students to further enhance their self-discipline, confidence, leadership, and physical and social skills.
Convenient and student friendly is their accreditation to the University of Cambridge as an associate school and thus attaining the status of an examination centre for Cambridge IGCSE, ‘O’-Level and AS/ A Level final exams. Springfields School of Education offers two exam sessions in each academic calendar: May/ June and October/ November.

Secondary schools in Zambia

Secondary schools in Zambia teach grades eight to twelve, also known as form one to five. Some secondary schools in Zambia also offer ‘A’ levels for their students and some are secondary boarding schools. In Zambia there are international, private, government and community secondary schools. International secondary schools use internationally recognised curricula leading to secondary school qualifications such as IGCSE, GCE and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Government secondary schools are split into upper basic, grades 8-9 and secondary, grades 10-12. There is a growing list of secondary schools that can be found here.

Moving from primary school to secondary school, is a big transition for students. For some students it can be a time full of excitement, and anxiety for new experiences but for others it can be a challenging experience.

The work that students experience in secondary school builds on what they learned in primary school, this gives them more advanced knowledge about many academic subjects. The increase in work load in secondary school is what makes it a bit more challenging for some students. These challenges encourage students to work extra hard, which results in them appreciating certain subjects or discovering a passion for a particular subject.

Secondary schools have teachers and tutors who are available to assist students that are overwhelmed with their academic work. Extra lessons are available for students who require more detailed academic assistance. Students in secondary school will get to experience more independence than they did when they were in primary school. This gives them a better feel of what its like to work hard and be responsible for themselves.

In secondary schools, students have more extra-curricula’s than what they had in primary school. This makes secondary school a great time for students to explore their interests and try new things. These extra-curricular activities will help students develop essential skills such as time management skills.

Most private, government and community secondary schools in Zambia follow a Zambian curriculum with private schools demanding the higher fees in this group. Government secondary schools provide secondary education for the whole of Zambia. They are often divided into junior secondary schools, for grades eight and nine and upper secondary schools, for grades ten to twelve. Community secondary schools are supported by individuals, businesses, farms and/or churches in the local area.

Secondary schools across Zambia may cater for day scholars and offer secondary school boarding facilities. International and private secondary school education tends to take in children from the age of 11 whilst government and community secondary school education usually begins at age 13. Government basic schools teach grades one to nine, of which grade one to seven fall in the Zambia primary school category.