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Mr. Peter Todd, Director
The Lincoln International School of Uganda (LISU)is a private, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from pre-primary through grade 12. The School was founded in 1967. The school year comprises 180 days of instruction, divided into 3 terms extending from mid-August to mid-June.
Organization: A 9-member Board of Management governs the School. The U.S. Ambassador appoints one member, and the Lincoln International School Association elects eight. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on parents and guardians of Lincoln students, and on all full-time Lincoln teachers.
Curriculum: From pre-school to grade 8, LISU follows it's own international curriculum based upon elements drawn from curricula in the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The curriculum is well supported by textbooks and other materials from the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. grades 9 and l0 follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and may elect to take externally moderated examinations. grade 11 and 12 students follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum and may elect to take externally moderated examinations in grade 12. The teachers, leading to an LISU school diploma assess all students. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the European Council of International Schools.
Faculty: In the 2000-2001 school year, there are 36 full-time and 3 part-time teachers, including 7 U.S. citizens and 6 host-country nationals.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year, enrollment was 310. Of the total, 41 were U.S. citizens, 23 were host-country nationals, and 246 were third country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 23 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees and the remainder were dependents of private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The school moves in January 2001, to a large new campus on the outskirts of Kampala. The new campus will have 2 secondary science labs, 2 computer labs, and a library. It also provides proper facilities for sports currently lacking. There will be a swimming pool, sports hall, and a full-size playing field and running track.
Finances: For the 2000-2001 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income come from school tuition and capital levy fees. Tuition rates are as follows: Pre-Primary: $2,028; Primary: $7,207; grades 1-5: $7,950; grades 6-10; $9,272; and grades 9-12: $11,488. New students in grades 1-12 pay a capital levy fee of $4,000 spread over 2 years. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.