Harare International School • 66 Pendennis Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe • Phone (263) 4 870514 • Fax (263) 4 883371 • CEEB: 633080


Arden Tyoschin

High School Principal

Richard Hawkins

Middle School Principal

Michael E.Schuetze

Elementary Principal

Niel Petersen

Founded in 1992, Harare International School (HIS) is an independent, non-profit institution, serving students in Early Childhood 1 (EC 1) to grade 12. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and the educational program is modeled along North American and International Baccalaureate (IB) guidelines. HIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. HIS is an IB World School and is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. HIS is currently a Middle Years Programme candidate school.

Harare International School has an enrollment of 424 students in Grades EC1 – 12, with 213 in Elementary and 211 in Secondary. The student body represents 46 nationalities with 35% from Africa (of which 25% Zimbabwean), 24% from Europe, 24% from the United States and Canada, 14% from Asia and the remaining 3% from other areas of the world.

Faculty members represent 16 nationalities and most hold advanced degrees.

Students are required to complete Community/Action/Service (CAS) programme throughout their years at HIS. Activities and extracurricular programmes on offer include: Student Council, National Honor Society, Model UN, Interact, Band, Marimbas, Choir, Drama, Chess Club, Robotics Club, Global Issues Club, Green Team, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer (all SV/JV). Over 30 activities are offered at HIS.

All classes meet for 24minutes each week for two semester(August tJune).

Post-Secondary Plans and University Admissions: Class of 2017

90% of Graduates from the Class of 2017 are attending universities in the following countries, with 41% matriculating to the United States, 26% to the United Kingdom and 21% to Canada. Bolded universities indicate planned matriculation and asterisks (*) indicate merit scholarships awarded. 7% of HIS 2017 Graduates are taking gap semesters before enrolling in university and the remaining 3% are attending post-grad PG high school year abroad.

United States

Bard College, Calvin College*, The Citadel, Clarkson University*, The College of William & Mary, CSU: Long Beach, Drexel University*, Eckerd College *, Flagler College*, Florida Institute of Technology*, George Mason University, Indiana University-Purdue, University Indianapolis (IUPUI)*, Jacksonville University*, Lebanon Valley College*, Los Angeles Film School, Loyola Marymount University, Lynn University, Milsapps College*, San Jose State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Seton Hall University*, Skidmore College, St. Mary’s University*, Texas Southern University, University of Bridgeport*, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Diego. University of the Pacific*, University of Southern Florida, University of Tampa*, Vassar College*, Virgina Tech.


Carleton University* Concordia University McGill University, Simon Fraser University*, Trent University, Augustana College: University of Alberta*, University of Alberta*, University of British Columbia*, University of Waterloo


Brunel University,Southampton Solent University, University of Manchester, Kingston University Richmond, The American International University in London St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, University of Roehampton*, University of Southampton, University of Sussex.



Erasmus University Rotterdam, Fontys Business School The Hague University of Applied Sciences Maastricht University, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.


Beijing International Bilingual

Academy (China)* SCAD: Hong Kong (China) VIA University College (Denmark)

St. Stephen’s College,

University of Delhi (India) National Institute of Technology, Delhi (India)

Florence Design Academy


Limkokwing University (Malaysia)

American University in Dubai (UAE)

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