English is the basic language of education used in Kampala schools. In addition schools complement this with Swahili and French.


Nursery schools:

From the age of 3 to 5; This is more like kindergarten. All nursery schools in Kampala are privately owned.

Primary schools:

From the age of 6 to 12; Primary schools are both private and Government owned. There are 81 Government owned primary schools.

Secondary schools:

From the age of 12 to 18. This level is categorized into O-level (a cycle of 4 years) and A-level (A cycle of 2 years). Secondary schools are both private and government owned.
International schools also offer international curricula – eg the IB system.


There are a range of universities in and around Kampala, both government and privately owned, some with religious affiliations. Also technical colleges, all of which can easily be found on the internet. Courses last between 3 – 5 years.

Montessori Schools

Montessori education follows the principles of an Italian physician, Maria Montessori. She believed in human development through freedom of choice within limits, in a discovery- type situation rather than by formal instruction, in mixed age classrooms. This method only works really well with a Montessori trained teacher. Although new to Uganda, Montessori primary schools have been established for many years in Europe and America.

Schools using the Montessori method

Honey-Tree Montessori Pre-School

Montessori Pre - School and Day Care Centre


The ‘Kraanvogel’ is the Dutch School for pupils at primary and secondary level to have Dutch Language and Cultural Classes.

Classes are organized at 4 different international schools: KISU, ISU, Rainbow and Ambrosoli and take place directly after regular school hours.
For more information, please contact our director: 

International Schools

In Kampala the international schools follow a variety of curricula to prepare students for university, both in Uganda or outside. Some also offer certification following vocational training.

Acorns International School

Is an International International Baccalaureate(IB) Continuum School, Primary Years Programme from Year 1 to 6, Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Year 7 to 11, Diploma Programme (DP) and A Levels for Years 12 & 13.

Aga Khan Education Service, Uganda

Heritage International School

7Hills International School

Kabojja International School

Ambrosoli International School

Delhi Public School International

French School of Kampala

Galaxy International School Uganda

International School of Uganda

Kampala Community International School (KCIS)

Kampala Parents School

Rainbow International School Uganda

Harmony International Preschool

St. Marcelino Pre- School

Acacia International School

Kampala Community International - Preschool

Kissyfur International Pre/Kindergarten and Day Care

Oak International School

Kissyfur International Pre/Kindergarten and Day Care

The English Pre-School

Kampala International School Uganda

Pathway Study Abroad

Pathway Study Abroad is a prominent, East African based, international student recruitment agency with a large portfolio of education institutions globally. We bridge the gap between students seeking an overseas education and the foreign universities at the forefront of emerging technology and cutting edge research.


Goethe – Zentrum Kampala/ Uganda German Cultural Society


City Language Centre


Ggaba School for Special Needs Children

Salama School for the Blind

Kampala School for Physically Handicapped

Mulago School for the Deaf

Uganda School for the Deaf


Victoria University


Kampala Music School