IB Candidate

Acorns International School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Acorns International School believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org


The Acorns International School is located in Bukoto, Kampala and offers first class international education for children as young as 18 months of age, through to upper primary. Our programme meets your needs with flexible days and hours and the additional advantage of a year round enrolment policy.

Welcome From Directors

It is with pleasure that we welcome families new and old to the website of Acorns International School (AIS). We are a community of staff, parents, and children—a large family dedicated to the premise that the early childhood and primary years is the key to building a life-long foundation, where a love of learning and school are of the utmost importance. We believe that young children thrive when treated with love, respect, and consistency, and when they are exposed to a robust, age-appropriate curriculum. We encourage our parents to be a part of their children’s lives at AIS through involvement in many events, from assemblies, to open days to parent teacher conferences. We believe that frequent communication with parents facilitates a greater understanding of the whole child. As Directors we wish to give the very best learning environment to all our students to help them on their life long journey of learning, where they develop a passion for education in the very best environment. We hope that our students will always have the courage to stand up for the values they believe are right and those we instill in our students through their day to day learning. We cherish each child’s unique personality, and believe that every child has a gift to give the world of school and beyond. Please enjoy your visit to our website. We look forward to meeting you in person during the course of the year.