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Celebrating 50 Years at the International School of Uganda!

Isabelle De Mello, Director of Marketing, International School of Uganda


Happy Birthday ISU

On May 17, 2017 the International School of Uganda (ISU) celebrated its 50th anniversary.

ISU first opened its doors to 11 students in 1967 and 50 years later, the school is attended by more than 540 students from over 60 nations.

Many events were hosted to celebrate this occasion, including a reunion for alumni, teachers and parents, and an anniversary masquerade ball for staff, parents and alumni. The PTA hosted two family fun days (with fireworks). Lastly a school-wide birthday celebration during which alumni Alexa Mbowa (also parent and board member) and Brian Kiiza shared memories and reflections about how the education they received has influenced their lives, followed by birthday cake for the entire ISU community.


Grade 2 students with birthday cakes


Birthday cake with Grade 3

To mark this milestone in our history, we celebrated by publishing a coffee table book to look back at our rich history, celebrate our community and look forward to our shared future. In this spirit, Mr. William Lefes, one of the founding members of the school, visited ISU from the USA as the keynote speaker for the graduating Class of 2017. Now in his eighties, Mr. Lefes drew from his extensive international experience and delivered a speech full of valuable advice and wisdom to our students.


Board Chairs and Head of School Caroline Jacoby

No matter the chapter or decade, the theme of our story has always been student-centered. ISU comes together as a committed, inclusive community of students, parents, teachers, staff and leaders in order to prepare for a world that changes with unprecedented speed. Our approaches to learning ground us in the knowledge base of the traditional disciplines. Upon this foundation we build the critical thinking skills and creativity necessary for realising opportunities, adapting to change and developing a personal moral compass.

Check out all of our events and conferences | 2018/19 conference dates: Atlanta, GA, USA (December 9-11, 2018)  •   Bangkok, Thailand (January 4-7, 2019)  •   San Francisco, CA, USA (February 7-10, 2019) |