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International schools in Tanzania

Search for the best international schools in Tanzania; you can find a list at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

International schools in Tanzania are mainly centred on the country’s commercial hub Dar Es Salaam and the northern city of Arusha. Predominantly coeducational and English-medium, they range from large, cosmopolitan day schools to small boarding establishments with an emphasis on pastoral support. 

There are six IB World Schools, which all teach in English. Of these, five are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and four to teach three IB programmes. The latter are the International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam International Academy and the International School Moshi’s campuses in Moshi and Arusha.

Braeburn International School Arusha offers the IB Diploma alongside British A-levels and IGCSEs and follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales. A sister school providing day provision along similar lines – the Braeburn Dar Es Salaam International School - opened in 2015. 

Also following a British curriculum is the small NGO-run International School of Zanzibar, which offers A-levels, IGCSEs and the International Primary Curriculum from its coastal campus near a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other notable schools include The Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, which offers the British, IB and Tanzanian curriculums. 

School fees vary widely, with some schools charging in US dollars and others in Tanzanian shillings. Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements with bodies such as the Council of International Schools

Primary education, which runs from age seven to 13, is compulsory. Government primary schools teach in English and Swahili and education is free. Secondary education is divided into four years’ at ordinary level and two years at advanced level. 

Net primary enrolment was 78 per cent of the age group in 2014, while gross secondary enrolment was 32 per cent in 2013, with gross enrolment in tertiary education equal to just four per cent of the age group. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Tanzania, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org






Academic International School

PO Box 63333,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day.

Al Muntazir School

PO Box 21735,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Arthur Rimbaud

L'école française de Dar es Salaam,
Msasani road,
plot 341-A,
PO Box 2183 Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Braeburn Dar es Salaam International School

PO Box 31158,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory, Senior.

Braeburn International School Arusha

PO Box 14268,
Arusha,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Canon Andrea Mwaka School

PO Box 228,
Dodoma,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dar Es Salaam Independent School

PB 32391, Plot 92, Mikocheni,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Dar es Salaam International Academy

PO Box 23282,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Geita Gold International School

PO Box 532,
Geita,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Genesis Schools

1408 Itagi Street,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day.

Haven of Peace Academy

PO Box 70020,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Moshi, Arusha Campus

PO Box 2691,
Arusha,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International School Moshi, Moshi Campus

PO Box 733,
Lema Road,
Moshi,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Tanganyika Ltd

United Nations Road,
PO Box 2651,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Zanzibar

PO Box 1787,
Zanzibar,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Iringa International School

PO Box 912,
Lumumba Street, Gangilonga,
Iringa,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Isamilo International School Mwanza

Box 42,
Mwanza,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Kennedy House International School

Nelson Mandela Road,
PO Box 350,
Usa River,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Kwanza International School

Bagamoyo Road,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, .

Laureate International School - DSM Secondary

Bagamoyo Road,
Behind Shamo Industries,
Dar Es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Morogoro International School

PO Box 1015,
Morogoro,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St. Constantine's International School

PO Box 221,
Arusha,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

The Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School

P.O. Box 21563,
Fire Road, Upanga,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Aga Khan Primary School, Dar es Salaam

PO Box 10263,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

The Latham School

Bahari Beach,
P.O. Box 23119,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania

Co-educational, Day.