Zuula: Acacia International School – Uganda

Acacia International School  is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Resourcing Christian Education and Stewardship UK.The schoolis a candidate for accreditataion with ACSI and MSA

We are an independent Christian international school located in Muyenga, Kampala.  Our goal is to provide an academically excellent and balanced education in an environment that reflects the love, joy and peace of Christ.

We have two campuses, the Junior School for Early Years to Grade Five and Senior School for Grade Six and up.

We are an independent Christian international school located in Muyenga, Kampala.  Our goal is to provide an academically excellent and balanced education in an environment that reflects the love, joy and peace of Christ.  

We have two campuses, the Junior School for Early Years to Grade Five and Senior School for Grade Six and up.  Our top class will graduate in June 2019.  

In elementary and middle school we follow a North American classical curriculum that is designed for an international setting.  In secondary or high school we offer the Cambridge IGCSEs and A-levels which are again built for a diverse international setting.  You can find out more from our admissions or curriculum page or drop us an email to schedule a visit (admin@acacia.co.ug), we’d love to see you.

Acacia is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Resourcing Christian Education and Stewardship UK.  The school is a candidate for accreditataion with ACSI and MSA.

VISION

Acacia’s vision is to educate and inspire servant leaders for Christ.

Read more about Acacia’s Core Values and Expected Student Outcomes.

 

LOCATION

The Junior School for our Early Years to grade 5 is located in Muyenga at “Rest Corner” on Zzimwe Road across from the Italian “Tank Hill Parade” Supermarket near Fuego Restaurant.

The Senior School for grades 6 and up is on Kironde Road opposite Terraces Restaurant in Muyenga (about 850 meters from the Junior School campus).  

 

ACCREDITATION

After a successful visit in April, the accreditation team from Association of Christian Schools Internationaland Middle States Association has recommended Acacia for accreditation.  A final approval is expected in the summer of 2018. 

 

MASTER PLAN

As the school grows we are planning to build a purpose built campus in the Kajjansi direction, probably in an area called Sissa.  This would be a third campus running concurrently with the Junior and Senior Schools.  Read a summary of the Master Plan for more information.  

 

STUDENTS

Acacia has a diverse range of students from 28 nations.  Our youngest class, “K3” has students who have turned three-years-old by the 1st of September on the year they join the school.  Our oldest students are in Grade 11 in the 2017-2018 academic year and will be doing A-Levels. 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Acacia exists to serve Christian missionaries and missionary kids!  In our fourth year of operation we are honored to serve over 80 missionary kids from more than a dozen sending organizations. The Affiliate Member Program is designed to formalize the relationship between the school and our ministry partners so that together we can create a better school for everyone. Read more about Affiliate Membership here.  Here are some of our missionary partners:

  • Africa Inland Mission
  • Engineering Ministries International
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Mission Ventures International
  • Revelation Life
  • Sixty Feet
  • SojournUganda
  • Uganda Journey: Life’s Journey Church
  • World Venture

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR and TIMES

Junior School:  Arrival 7:30-8:00 a.m.  Pick up 3:00-3:15.  Club pick up 4:00.

Senior School:  Arrival 7:15-7:45 a.m.  Pick up 3:15-3:25  Club pick up 4:15.

ISSAK Sports Tue/Thur Pickup:  U9 4:00,  U11 4:30,  U13&U16 5:00

The school year starts in late August and continues through mid-June.  The school year is divided into four terms or “Quarters”.

 

NEWS and EVENTS

Acacia highlights, news and events are now on Facebook. “Like” us to get regular updates.

GOVERNANCE

Acacia International School is an independent, non-profit organization committed to integrity, transparency and accountability in its governance and operations.  The members of the school’s Board of Directors and the Acacia School Board are Christians with a shared vision for extending God’s kingdom in Kampala by providing an excellent education. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  The Board of Directors are the legal custodians of the company and bear ultimate responsibility for the school.  They safeguard the long-term academic quality and Christian foundation of the school by appointing the School Board and by approving changes to the school’s mission and vision, annual budget and annual audit.  The Directors are: 

Jade Acker (Chair),  Amy Wekesa, Linda Carpenter, Sam Baguma, Shifa Wood, Kirk Slater, Jason Carpenter

SCHOOL BOARD The Acacia School Board is appointed by the Board of Directors to implement the mission, vision and values of the school by developing school policies and a comprehensive strategic development plan, by supporting the school adminstration, overseeing school assets and by attending to its own professional growth.

 

AFFILIATION

Acacia is a member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Acacia is a member of Stewardship a UK based organization that provides financial accountability and offers a service for tax-efficient gifts from the UK.

Acacia is a member of Resourcing Christian Education International a 501(c)3 Christian non-profit providing financial and human resource support for programs and personnel funding from Canada and the USA.

TEACHERS

All lead teachers employed by Acacia are certified to teach and have an international teaching background.   Many of our teachers are American however we also have Ugandan, British, Dutch, Canadian, Ghanain and South African teachers.

CHRISTIAN EMPHASIS

Acacia is a Christian school.  For us, this means that the board members and teachers are committed Christians and that our teachers approach their work with the belief that all students are created in the image of God, that each is uniquely endowed with creative and intellectual potential and inherently valuable.  Moral and ethical values such as honesty, integrity, compassion and justice are an important part of the holistic education students will receive. Bible teaching is integrated into the curriculum and students attend weekly chapels.  All students regardless of their faith background are treated with dignity, love and respect.

The school is independent and not affiliated with any denomination.  Download our Statement of Faith here.

CURRICULUM

Acacia’s curriculum is based on a “classical” philosophy of education which is described in detail on our curriculum page.  In the Early Years and Kindergarten we use Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammer for early literacy and Singapore Math.  In grades 1-8 we have adopted the Core Knowledge scope and sequence.  For writing and history we use Lucy Calkins’ approach to writing (The Art of Teaching Writing) and Susan Wise Bauer’s history The Story of the World.  In grades 9 and 10 we use the Cambridge curriculum as to prepare our students for the IGCSEs.  To see more visit our curriculum page.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Acacia aims to be family-friendly. Parents are a valuable asset to the school, participating in the school board and Acacia Parent Council (APC), the sports program, and many other areas of school life. Your input is not only welcomed – it is seen as an essential element of your child’s academic growth and a vital ingredient in this school success.

ADDRESS and CONTACT

 

Acacia International School

Plot 1222 and 1224 Zzimwe Road.

Minister’s Village, Kisugu Parish Block 244.

Makindye Sub-County, Kyadondo County.  

Kampala District.

PO Box 6189 Kampala

Jason Carpenter : admin@acacia.co.ug

Finance Office:  finance@acacia.co.ug

Phone:  +256 752403961

 

 

BANK INFROMATION

Orient Bank (Kabalagala) U.S. Dollars only

 Bank Account Name: Acacia Education Services Ltd

 US$ Bank Account Number: 20147302020514

 

 Wire Transfer (Electronic Funds Transfer). U.S. Dollars only

 BANK NAME: ORIENT BANK LTD

 Orient Plaza,  Kampala Road, PO Box 3072 KLA

SWIFT : ORINUGKA

ACCOUNT NAME : ACACIA EDUCATION SERVICES LTD

US $ ACCOUNT NUMBER : 20147302020514

In elementary and middle school we follow a North American classical curriculum that is designed for an international setting.  In secondary or high school we offer the Cambridge IGCSEs and A-levels which are again built for a diverse international setting.  You can find out more from our admissions or curriculum page or drop us an email to schedule a visit (admin@acacia.co.ug), we’d love to see you.

Contact info

Acacia International School Contact

General inquiry

Email: admin@acacia.co.ug

Main Reception Phone: +256 (0) 752 403 961

Senior School Reception: +256 (0) 786 014 448

 

Finance Office

Email: finance@acacia.co.ug

Phone: +256 (0) 773410075

PO Box 6189, Kampala UGANDA

 

Postal Address

Acacia International School

PO Box 6189

Kampala Uganda

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