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About ISL

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.

ISL is recognised as one of the best international schools in Africa, empowering students to be transformational leaders.

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Dr. Liam Hammer,

Head of School

Welcome to the International School of Lusaka.


The International School of Lusaka, founded in 1963, is one of the oldest international schools on the continent of Africa. There are close to 700 students from over 60 different nationalities. The teaching staff consists of over 60 professional educators from dozens of countries.

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Our Philosophy

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International School of Lusaka seeks to forge a unified and caring community that exhibits mutual respect and understanding, wherein each individual feels welcome, safe, and valued as part of a greater whole. Through internationally accredited educational programmes, ISL aims to develop in all students a genuine desire to learn and the conviction that education is life-long and open-ended. ISL does not align itself to any political or religious creed.


Our learning environment is characterised by inquiry, creativity, action and reflection. We experience Interculturalism through the nurturing of attitudes and values, which permits us to appreciate our diversity. Internationalism at ISL recognises differences and embraces what we have in common for the benefit of all.

Our Aims:



To provide a holistic and innovative educational programme supporting each learner's development.


ISL is owned and operated as a not-for-profit association, run by a Board of Governors composed of nine members who are all parents of current students. The association, which consists of parents - who are voting members, as well as teachers and their families - who are non-voting members, elects the members. The Head of School is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board.

The Board of Governors oversees the running of the School and sets policy. Members serve for three-year terms and may be elected for a second concurrent term.

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