International Schools in Lesotho

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Lesotho with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Lesotho. Schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs.

Education in Lesotho

The Ministry of Education and Training is responsible for the development of Lesotho education. Education in Lesotho has undergone vast changes allowing it to provide free, universal education. The system is compulsory only between the ages of 6 and 13. Secondary school is non-compulsory with a gender disparity of more females attending than males. Teaching is in Sesotho with additional instruction in English.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Lesotho. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International Schools in Maseru

National University of Lesotho International School (NULIS)
Address: PO Roma 180
Roma, Lesotho, Southern Africa
Tel: 266 2234 0601
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

National University of Lesotho International School was set up in the early 1960s. It is one of the many institutions under the National University of Lesotho and is located within the main campus of the university. The Primary School Leaving Examination is offered to the students of 1st to 7th standard. Students from 8th to 11th standard can sit for the IGCSE.

American International School of Lesotho (AISL)
Address: 14 United Nations Road
Maseru 100 Lesotho
Tel: 266 2232 2987
Tuition Rates: US $12,500 per year

An independent, co-educational, not-for-profit school from pre-school to Grade 10. It follows an American curriculum. Regular academic courses include language arts, reading, mathematics, science, health, French, IT & Media, and social studies. In addition to the regular academic courses, music, art, and physical education are offered at all grade levels. AISL is accredited by MSA.

Machabeng College
Address: Maseru 100, Lesotho
Tel: 266 2231 3224
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Machabeng College is an IB World School. The programme is taught in English and has boarding facilities open to male and female students. The School is accredited by CoIS and NEASC.

Maseru Preparatory School
Address: Maseru 100, Lesotho
Tel: (266) 22 31 2276
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Maseru Prep is one of the oldest schools in Lesotho offering English language. The school is accredited by the Cambridge International Primary School curriculum. A co-educational school catering to children from four to eleven years of age. The school is a member of ISASA.