Mission Statement

The International School of Ouagadougou strives to cultivate a student’s intellect and character, in an English-speaking environment, by offering strong academic programs while promoting cultural understanding and community involvement.

Vision Statement

ISO’s vision is to establish itself among the first rank of international schools in Africa by enabling all its students to identify and achieve educational, personal, and career goals through an individual learning model embracing multiple learning environments both within and beyond the classroom, encouraging them to cultivate respect for self and others, and providing them with the tools for life-long personal and social development.

Curriculum Approach

ISO follows an American curriculum, while drawing on best practices from around the world. We focus on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and inquiry-based skills. Using a broad, research-based, and culturally-diverse curriculum delivered in English, we emphasize literacy, written and oral communication, the creative process of the arts and music, reasoning in the sciences and mathematics, the pursuit of a physically active and healthy lifestyle, and current technology to enhance the learning and discovery process.

Community Involvement & Cultural Understanding

We believe that for students to be effective, fully contributing members of society they must possess social and moral responsibility demonstrated through understanding and respect for others and involvement in the community.  The International School of Ouagadougou strives to enhance each student’s self-worth, confidence, and pride by providing opportunities that make the most of our multi-cultural school community.