English is the basic language of education used in Kampala schools. In addition schools complement this with Swahili and French.
From the age of 3 to 5; This is more like kindergarten. All nursery schools in Kampala are privately owned.
From the age of 6 to 12; Primary schools are both private and Government owned. There are 81 Government owned primary 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 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
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.
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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.
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.
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