Arusha Meru International School is an educational institution under the umbrella of Arusha Educational and Cultural Society. Our aim is to provide high-quality education and teaching for both local and international students in and around Arusha.
The school opened its educational doors on 11 February 1964 with 35 students within the Arusha community.
Arusha Meru offers high-quality education for students aged 3-18 years old. We follow a modified British National Curriculum from Early Years to Key Stage 5 and offer the Cambridge International Examinations programme.
The daily management of Arusha Meru International School is led by the Senior Leadership Team. This is headed by the Headmaster and is assisted by the Heads of Secondary, Primary and Early Years. The SLT takes the wide-school decision in terms of curriculum and pastoral and contributes to the over-all effectiveness and efficiency of the school.
The teaching staff are responsible for the daily academic and pastoral task of our pupils whilst the non-teaching staff is in-charged of the school’s administration and day-to-day logistic.
Mr. Donald Cunado
Head of School / Head of Primary
Mr. Nassoro Mustapha
Head of Secondary
Arusha Meru follows a modified English National Curriculum. This means that our curriculum is academically riched in terms of its depth and breadth making sure pupils benefit from an international curriculum alongside traditional and local knowledge.
In Early Years, we follow the British Early Years National Framework. It is an exicitng time with much training and development taking place making sure all the children are happy and making good progress in all areas of their development. Primary School (Key Stages 1 and 2) is a continuation of the Eary Years Framework. Pupils who attend our Primary School focus on 3 R’s – reading, (w)riting, and arithmetic alongside other specific prime of learning – Art, French, Geograhpy, History, ICT, Kiswahili, Music, and Sports. At the end of KS 2, pupils are expected to be externally assessed by Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
Secondary is divided into 2 broad stages: Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Students in KS 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) follow an adapted UK National Curriculum to support and prepare them for their Key Stage 4 courses (IGCSE). Just like our primary pupils, they will continue to be taught with the the 3 R’s and other specific prime of learning. At the end of KS 3, pupils are assessed externally by Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint. Our KS 4 curriculum follows the Cambridge IGCSE subjects that are grouped into five curriculum areas: (1) Languages, (2) Humanities and Social Science, (3) Sciences, (4) Mathematics, and (5) Creative and Professional. Pupils must take two diffrent languages, and one subject from each groups. The seventh and eight subjects can be taken from any of the five subject groups. On the other hand, our Sixth Form programme is comprehensive and includes a range of A Levels subjects. This includes from Accounting to Chemistry to Psychology and Sociology.
Specific information about each School, especially subject availability for IGCSE and A Level, can be found on the links below.
Experiential Learning is crucial at Arusha Meru. Our students are challenged to balance academic and subject-based curriculum with hands-on approach. With a dictum of “our classrooms have no walls,” we encouraged pupils to engage in Arts, participates in different Clubs, learn and appreciate Music, and develop social skills and improve self-esteem through Sports. To know more about our Experiential Learning programme, click the appropriate button below.
Boarding at Arusha Meru
At Arusha Meru International School, we welcome boarders from the age of 11 years old through the Sixth Form, who are both housed in the school’s compound. The boarders are separated by gender and is divided further into two groups : Arusha House and Meru Home.
Arusha House has been specifically designed to cater for Year 7 to Year 11 students whilst Meru Home are intended for Year 12 an Year 13 students.
To know more about the school’s boarding facility, please click the appropriate button below. Alternatively, email the Headmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions and School Fees
School office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm during term time.
During school holidays, Arusha Meru is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm and is closed during public holidays.
Arusha Meru International School
PO Box 710, Sikh Union Road
Telephone Number (+255) 27 250 2507
Useful Email Addresses
General Enquiries email@example.com
Head of Secondary firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Primary email@example.com
Head of Early Years firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit our school, have a question about our curriculum or staff, or just want to say hello, please send us a message below or email one of the relevant emails on this page.