Among the top 10 private schools in Lusaka, Pestalozzi Education Centre provides outstanding kindergarten, primary and secondary education in an environment that enables every child to make full use of his or her intellectual and creative abilities. The school promotes practical skills as well as high academic attainment and is also an examination centre for the Examination Council of Zambia grade 7, 9 and 12. Pestalozzi strives to use best practices to meet the individual needs of students to become successful lifelong learners.
With a play-based approach in their teaching process, Pestalozzi Education Centre provides a well rounded kindergarten education that adequately prepares children for primary school. Their highly qualified teachers work closely with parents and provide regular and ongoing communication about their child’s experiences and progress.
A well rounded kindergarten education
A place where children will learn to explore, solve problems and make friends
Regular and ongoing communication with parents
Focused on providing the highest quality educational foundation to children, Pestalozzi Education Centre's Kindergarten programme is designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity, encourage critical thinking and problem solving.
Pestalozzi is committed to nurture and care for every child in a safe and secure environment. The school regularly gives its educators a wealth of professional development and guidance in teaching to ensure that they provide extraordinary opportunities for every student in their classroom.
The Pestalozzi Primary School, inspired by Swiss educationalist Johann Pestalozzi, promotes both high academic attainment and practical skills – the philosophy of head, heart and hands, with a hands-on approach to learning. The school is located in a beautiful and quiet environment and offers quality primary education.
An ethos of passion, tolerance, caring and service to the community
Outstanding education for head, heart and hands
Quality primary education with access to ICT
Pestalozzi Education Centre provides an education for life:
Promoting co-operation among students through an appreciation of the diversity of cultural, social and religious beliefs
Promoting peaceful co-existence and the highest moral values
Providing life skills for personal growth and development of the communities from which pupils come from
Curriculum and class sizes
Pestalozzi Education Centre offers the Zambian curriculum. Throughout the school, the maximum number of pupils in each class is 25.
The average score for Grade 7 results in 2015 was 794, with all 32 students entered achieving results between 734 to 835 marks. The average for Grade 9 in 2015 was 432, with three pupils scoring above 500 and a top score of 517.
School hours and transport
Pupils attend school from 07:15 hrs to 15:30 hrs or 16.30 hrs depending on the days of the week. There are five bus routes covering the whole of Lusaka with pick up points including town, Great East Road, Ndeke Meanwood, Chilenje, Burma Road, Woodlands, Crossroads, Nyumbayanga, Airport Roundabout, Kalingalinga, Avondale, Chainda, Twin Palms, Ibex Hill, Kabulonga and Longacres.
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.
GCE examination centre
Science and computer labs
Highly qualified teachers
Curriculum, class sizes and streaming
Throughout the school, the maximum number of pupils in each class is 25. The school has 2 to 3 streams operating in each year group based on pupils' ability in Science, English and Mathematics. Education at the school is in line with the Pestalozzi philosophy of head, heart and hands, with a hands-on approach to learning.
The school has new science labs, one each for physics, biology and chemistry, with up to date equipment.
Computers and technology
The school's computer lab has desktop PCs for a full class of 25. In addition, the school has tablet computers for use in classrooms.