About The International School of Ouagadougou

The International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) is a non-profit, independent, co-educational day school which offers an English language educational program to children between the ages of 3 and 19 in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The school was established in 1976, and its mission is to provide an education to the children of diplomats, as well as families in Ouagadougou with business, missionary, and international development organizations.

Read more about the school’s mission and history.

The school is located on a seven-acre, purpose-built, walled and secured campus located adjacent to the city’s main residential section.

School and Community

  • Independent co-ed school established in 1976
  • Instruction in English from Pre–K to Grade 12
  • 165 students in grades Pre-K to 12
  • Graduates receive a U.S. Secondary School Diploma: International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in grades 11-12
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Member of: Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), West Africa International Schools Athletic League (WAISAL), and Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Upper School (grades 6-12) 89 students from 29 countries – 11 graduates in 2022
  • Co-curricular activities include: athletic programs, service learning, student government, speech and debate, drama productions, math and creative programs

Contact information

ISO is located in the Zogona neighborhood of Ouagadougou (Secteur 13, Rue 13.22, Porte 612).

Email: cro@iso.bf
Telephone: (226) 25-36-21-43 ; (226) 25-36-13-50
WhatsApp: https://wa.me/message/3NZUCAOJ5JWLG1
By mail:
International School of Ouagadougou
01 BP 1142
Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
Office Hours

The school office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on regular school days, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) during school holidays.

The Director, the receptionist, and the community relations officer are available during office hours to assist you. All visitors, including parents, must check into the school office upon arriving on campus.

Working parents who are not able to schedule a meeting during office hours, should call to make an appointment at another time.

Administrative Roles

  • For matters concerning the Lower School, please contact the Lower School Principal, Mr. Adrian Horton– a.horton@iso.bf
  • For matters concerning the Upper School, please contact the Upper School Principal, Mr. Dean Jex – d.jex@iso.bf, or the Upper School Administrative Assistant, Ms. Fati Balima – f.balima@iso.bf
  • For matters concerning College Counseling, please contact Ms. Kate Soubeiga – k.soubeiga@iso.bf
  • For social-emotional matters, please contact Ms. Laurence Traore-Tyano – l.traore@iso.bf
  • For any financial matters, please contact Ms. Ida Nikiema – i.nikiema@iso.bf in our Business Office or Business Manager, Mr. Basil Mathai – b.mathai@iso.bf
  • For any inquiries regarding the general operations of the school, please contact the Community Relations Officer Mr. Jonnathan Boundaone – iso@iso.bf or our school receptionist, Ms. Wati Simpore– w.simpore@iso.bf
  • For matters concerning this website or any school technology, please contact the Head of Educational Technology Department itdept@iso.bf