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Director’s Message

Dear Students and Parents - Welcome to Harare International School!

I hope that as you are reading this message that you and your family are healthy and well.  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic had sent the entire world into turmoil.  At HIS, the impact has precipitated a gathering of inspirational brains, including our two dauntless Principals, an intrepid team of teachers, and an audacious team of students, supporting a positive 2021-22 school year.  We are optimistic about the 2022-23 school year.  In developing this evolving approach, we use our Mission statement and our Strategic Priorities.

Over the past few decades, pre-COVID-19, I’m sure that we’ve heard predictions about an automated future of education, where teachers would be replaced with robots and artificial intelligence. If this pandemic has revealed anything to us, it is that human connection and the value of teacher-student relationships will not be easily replaced.

HIS is a not-for-profit international school.  This is important as it means that all fees are dedicated to providing the best educational experiences for our students.

We are a Continuum International Baccalaureate School, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the highly sought Diploma Programme (DP).  This means that students’ learning is rigourous, inquiry-based and authentic, and incorporates experiences that extend beyond the classroom.

Our student population continues to represent over 40 different nationalities, and our teaching faculty includes over 15 different nationalities.  Our rich diversity enhances our close-knit and thoughtful community.

Whether you are new to HIS this year, or are a returning family, experiences at HIS should enrich your mind and body.  We hope that our website is a practical source of information and celebrates our unique identity.   

I look forward to meeting you and to an undoubtedly remarkable year!


Arden Tyoschin



Harare International School –

A Boldly Diverse Learning Community that

Inspires Curiosity

Embraces Challenge

Nurtures Personal Growth