Where Can I find the School Calendar
The full academic calendar can be accessed here.
How soon do I need to register my child?
It is advisable to register your child as soon as you know you will be relocating to Harare so that we may inform you of your options and what you will need to bring with you for admission to the school.
Can I Apply Online?
Yes, our admissions process is fully online. You don’t have to complete any paperwork, you can do it all directly via his.openapply.com. Please go to ‘Application for Admission’ and ‘Submit Application’.
If you would need any help on how to use Open Apply you can go to this online manual: https://help.openapply.com/help?manual_id=56004 or you can email email@example.com with any questions you might have.
When can applications be submitted?
We have open and ongoing admission into the school, therefore applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.
Do you have long waiting lists for places?
We currently have a waitlist for our EC Class and Grade 11 for the 2021/2022 school year, with limited spaces available for our current Grade 10/ next year Grade 11 class .. As things can change rapidly, we however encourage to apply as soon as possible.
Do you have students boarding at HIS?
Harare International School is an independent day school and does not have any boarding facilities.
What languages are being taught?
The language of instruction is English. French or Spanish are offered as an additional language, beginning in Early Childhood 2 all the way through Grade 12. Students from Early Childhood 2 to Grade 2 will take Spanish as an additional language, the other grades may select either French or Spanish.
What activities are available after school?
We have a wide range of activities after school ranging from intellectual to physical. A few examples are soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, martial arts, gymnastics, golf, yoga, chess, math games, environmental club, I-pads, cooking, various art activities, orchestra and more.
Do HIS students wear a uniform?
While we do not have a formal uniform or required dress, there is a dress code that ensures that all members of the HIS community dress in a respectful manner.
What type of food is available to my child?
Our canteen offers a range of meals at a nominal cost. Options include a hot meal, sandwiches, juice, pies etc. Students may also bring their own snacks and lunches each day. Microwaves are available if your child would like to warm their food. - Please note our campus cafeteria is currently closed in line with our COVID guidelines.
Is there a fee waiver or tuition deduction for siblings and / or children of alumni?
While we love to have families, both new, returning, and multigenerational, our fee schedule and structure remains the same for everyone regardless of number of siblings or if a child of an alumni. The Fees /Tuition schedule is updated annually.
Where do teachers come from?
The HIS teaching staff comprises of members from throughout the world including a balance of local and international hires.