Registration for the school year 2017-18 is now open at the International School of Djibouti.
There is some confusion regarding the new English schools in Djibouti, partly due to the similarity of our names.
Registration is open at all the English schools (and I encourage parents to look into each school in order to make the best choice for their own family needs), which are:
Quality Schools International International School of Djibouti (QSI)
International School of Africa, Djibouti (ISA)
I am sure all these schools are doing excellent work. But of course, I am completely biased and love ISD.
ISD is affordable (less expensive than both these other schools), offers a high quality education for 3-year old kids up through seniors in high school, uses the Calvert Education Curriculum, hires qualified teachers who speak excellent English (native speakers), uses the latest technology, and offers exciting after school activities from art to swimming, music to basketball. We have thousands of books in our library, a playground, basketball court, and more.
ISD will seek full accreditation in the US and internationally and a year spent at ISD should be transferable to most international schools. An ISD degree using the Calvert curriculum comes with guaranteed acceptance into several American universities upon valid completion of high school and based upon GPA and test scores.
We have a strong community ethos and are focused on whole families. We host school picnics, game nights, and field trips with the aim of engaging in Djibouti and helping local and expatriate families thrive here.
We are also committed to English education throughout Djibouti. This means we offer night courses for adults and participate in the distribution of educational materials in refugee camps and low-income areas. We donated books and classroom materials to local schools which target at-risk populations. We’ve offered tutoring in English and in French. Also, in our first year of operation, ISD received a grant to provide education to refugee students.
We love watching Djiboutian and expatriate students come together and learn and we would love to have you join our community!
ISD is now open for enrollment for the upcoming school year.
*photos by Jessica Gardner