Heritage International School seeks to develop the whole child by cultivating each segment of the student's life: intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual. We believe a broad range of programs and activities to be the most effective means of meeting each student's needs and fosters holistic personal growth. We believe each person is divinely equipped with a unique set of abilities and potentials and is worthy of respect and dignity as an individual. Thus, we deem it essential that students gain an appreciation for themselves and for others. We strive to "help each student develop God-given gifts for Christ-like service in the world community."
Heritage takes seriously its role in equipping students with the skills required in the 21st century workplace. Along with literacy and number skills we also emphasize critical thinking, team work, problem solving and independent learning. Our teachers use a wide range of interactive learning strategies that cover a variety of different learning styles.
Our style of teaching and learning is made up of the best practice from a number of different systems. Regular testing is used to best inform the students and parents how well concepts have been grasped. Our motivation at all time is to ensure that students, teachers and parents are aware of the progress of each student in their class.
Teachers are approachable and welcome questions and discussion. Teachers also value interaction with students both in and out of the classroom setting. Both students and staff are expected to achieve their full potential.
Our school year begins in mid August and ends in late May with one major break at Christmas and two smaller ones in October and March. The school year is structured into two semesters; semester 1 beginning in August and semester 2 begining in January. This structure allows students to join HIS at two points in the year without falling behind in academic courses. Classes meet five days a week with chapel times on Wednesday for Middle and High Schools and every Friday morning for Kindergarten through Elementary. The typical school day begins at 8:00AM and ends at 3:00 PM for grades 1 to 12 classes, and 8:00AM to 11:45PM for preschool classes. Extracurricular activities begin after classes at 3:00PM. Teachers are also present outside of class times to provide extra help when needed.
Some of the academic features of HIS are:
Low Student/Teacher Ratio
We are able to give individual attention to each child thanks to our small classes. The teacher/student ratio is currently 1:10 for elementary and 1:4 for Early Years.
Heritage works together with the home and family. Each family is asked to volunteer at the school in the spirit of family and community. This volunteerism is one reason we are able to offer low school fees for the children.
Wide Subject Variety
Heritage offers various courses in science, math, social studies, language arts, physical education, music, computers, art, swimming, and of course, Bible.
Loving and Well-qualified Teachers
Heritage International School is very fortunate to have been blessed with a tremendously dedicated faculty. The teachers come from all corners of the world to contribute to the mission of Heritage. For more information on the staff, see the Faculty & Staff page.
Home School Link
Heritage provides a link with home school families throughout Uganda, giving them access to teachers and school resources (e.g. art, computer, Physical Education, library, music, etc.)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
We provide special tutoring sessions for children who are learning English as a second language.
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Heritage International School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International.