Quick Info



ISSA Boarding Handbook
Student Enrolment

Students are admitted to the School on the basis of the recommendation of the Headteacher of their current school or, if necessary, a satisfactory performance in placement tests administered by the School.

Click to Enrol

Career Opportunities

The International School of South Africa seeks committed, talented and energetic individuals who are willing to participate in a team and are committed to working in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Our recruitment process involves interviews, onsite lesson teaching and meetings with relevant departmental heads.

Click For Vacancies



Senior School: *Face to Face / Virtual Classes in progress

Primary School: *Face to Classes in progress



Senior School: *Face to Face / Virtual Classes in progress

Primary School: *Face to Face Classes in progress


Senior School: *Face to Face / Virtual Classes in progress

Primary School: *Face to Face Classes in progress


Senior School: *Face to Face / Virtual Classes in progress

Primary School: *Face to Face Classes in progress


Senior School: *Face to Face / Virtual Classes in progress

Primary School: *Face to Face Classes in progress


Senior School:

Primary School:


Senior School:

Primary School:


Keep up to date with the latest school news and more.

Primary School

The Junior Primary strives to develop our children into life-long learners. 

Secondary School

We provide a holistic and balanced education for every student within a broad and inclusive curriculum.


There is 24 hour supervision by the caring, experienced staff, that includes House-parents, Tutors, Councillors and Medical staff.

About Us

In our Pre-Primary we still believe that children learn through Play and that Play is their work. During outdoor Free Play we have water play, sand play, outdoor painting, bats and balls, soccer and skipping to name a few.

We are continuously finding innovative ways to incorporate media into their daily lessons bringing aspects of the world to them as never before. Yet, ensuring that we concentrate on the basic skills imperative for formal school.

Our aligned curriculum allows for students to transition swiftly between the Primary, Secondary and Advanced curricular. University registrars indicate that 100% of our Cambridge A-Level students are superbly prepared for university. They also state that our students are able to think critically, analyse logically and communicate effectively.


The International School of South Africa is an independent junior and senior boarding school situated on a superbly landscaped estate of 54 hectares on the outskirts of Mafikeng. It is owned and administered by a board of governors and it is a member of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA) as well as the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).

The School is co-educational, and ranges from primary to post-matriculation (A-level).The Primary (360 students) and Senior (280 pupils) schools are integrated on the same site. In both schools, small classes enable teachers to give students personal and detailed attention.

With students from 18 different countries, the school provides an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas, sharing cultures and developing international relations. Our students are drawn from South Africa itself, other African countries, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East.

We are founded on traditional moral values and welcome students of all religions. 

Welcome to the website of the International School of South Africa.

This is a school which is unique in Southern Africa. We are situated in the historic town of Mahikeng, capital of the North West Province.

The School is a co-educational day and boarding school which offers the Primary and Secondary Cambridge international curriculum from ages 4 to post matric. Students are enrolled from up to 18 countries in Southern and Central Africa. The School celebrates this diversity and harnesses these collective energies for the betterment of all.

The School specialises in providing for the development of the whole child – academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Smaller classes enable teaching to be more personal and caring. We emphasise the core values of Respect for All, Hard Work, Honesty, Responsibility, Social Awareness and Compassion.

Mr Bruce Wells (CEO/Headmaster Senior School)

Our Core Values

Respect for all

Hard Work



Social Awareness