Students, parents, faculty, and staff coming to HIS find a warm and welcoming community, which for many becomes their other “family” in Harare. If you query staff, parents, or students about what makes our school special, the likely answer would be the sense of family, community, and belonging. As one student put it so well, “It’s a loving environment.” HIS provides a focal point for cultural, athletic, and social activities. Our school not only facilitates learning, it continually fosters community-building events throughout the year. Parents are involved providing wonderful support and also making families feel welcome not only to school, but to the larger community.
HIS has a context and is influenced by the people, culture and environment of Zimbabwe. It is another reason we enjoy our setting so much. Zimbabwe boasts amazing natural resourses including Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River valley, the Eastern Highlands, Lake Kariba, Matopos National Park, Hwange National Park, and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe – to name only a few. Approximately 8% of Zimbabwe’s total land area is set aside as national or wildlife recreational parks.
It is often said that Zimbabwe is “Africa for beginners” because of its relative safety, cleanliness, and the well-developed infrastructure, which has historically characterized the country. It is the home of Harare International School and HIS proudly is part of beautiful Zimbabwe.