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About Acacia


Acacia's vision is to educate and inspire servant leaders for Christ.   

Read our Core Values and Expected Student Outcomes here.


The Junior School for our Early Years to Grade 5 is located in Muyenga at 'Rest Corner' on Zzimwe Road across from the Italian 'Tank Hill Parade' Supermarket near Fuego Restaurant.

The Senior School for grades 6 to 12 is on Kironde Road opposite Terraces Restaurant in Muyenga (about 850 meters from the Junior School campus). 


  • Junior School Reception: +256 (0) 752 403 961
  • Senior School Reception: +256 (0) 786 014 448 
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Postal Address:  Acacia International School,  PO Box 6189, Kampala Uganda


Acacia is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International and Middle States Association.  Acaica is a Cambridge International School and is fully licensed and registered with the Ministry of Education in Uganda.


Acacia purchased a 40 acre piece of land along the Southern Bypass between Speke Resort and the Serena Golf Resort. Read a summary of the Master Plan for more information.  


Acacia has a diverse range of students from 28 nations.  Our youngest class, 'K3', has students who have turned three-years-old by the 1st of September on the year they join the school.  Our oldest students who are 17 going on 18 years of age graduate in June 2019.  


Acacia exists to serve Christian missionaries and missionary kids!  In our fourth year of operation we are honored to serve over 80 missionary kids from more than a dozen sending organizations. The Affiliate Member Program is designed to formalize the relationship between the school and our ministry partners so that together we can create a better school for everyone. Read more about Affiliate Membership here.  Here are some of our missionary partners:


Junior School:  Arrival 7:30-8:00 a.m.  Pick up 3:00-3:15.  Club pick up 4:00.

Senior School:  Arrival 7:15-7:45 a.m.  Pick up 3:15-3:25  Club pick up 4:15.

ISSAK Sports Tue/Thur Pickup:  U9 4:00,  U11 4:30,  U13&U16 5:00

The school year starts in late August and continues through mid-June.  The school year is divided into four terms or "Quarters".

Acacia Calendar    2018-2019


Acacia highlights, news and events are now on Facebook. 'Like' us to get regular updates.


Acacia International School is an independent, non-profit organization committed to integrity, transparency and accountability in its governance and operations.  The members of the school's Board of Directors and the Acacia School Board are Christians with a shared vision for extending God's kingdom in Kampala by providing an excellent education. 


The Board of Directors are the legal custodians of the company and bear ultimate responsibility for the school.  They safeguard the long-term academic quality and Christian foundation of the school by appointing the School Board and by approving changes to the school's mission and vision, annual budget and annual audit.  The Directors are: 

  • Jade Acker (Chairman), Cooperative Baptist Missionary and Founding Director of Refuge and Hope International

  • Amy Wekesa, Executive Director Great Lakes Safaris

  • Linda Carpenter, HR & Admin Manager at Acacia

  • Sam Baguma  Mission Aviation Fellowship Missionary, Country Director

  • Kirk Slater, World Venture Missionary

  • Jason Carpenter, Head of School at Acacia


The Acacia School Board is appointed by the Board of Directors to implement the mission, vision and values of the school by developing school policies and a comprehensive strategic development plan, by supporting the school administration, overseeing school assets and by attending to its own professional growth.   

  • Jessica Myrholm (Secretary)  AIM missionary

  • Jill Skinner (Board Chair) AIM missionary

  • Kirk Slater, World Venture missionary

  • Martin Zimmermann, MAF missionary

  • Andrew Hoskins, Country Director Medical Teams International

  • Tsjeard Bouta, Country Director ZOA

  • Sam Musoke, East Africa Regional Director Humentum

  • Martin Muwaga, Consultant USAID

  • Joseph Ren, Union Vision Mission missionary

  • Jason Carpenter, ex-officio Head of School

Acacia International School, Inc.

Acacia is registered as a Non-Profit in the USA.  Acacia Inc oversees the US support services and assists in capital campaign fund-raising.

  • Rick Taves, (Chair) Manager, RTA Architects

  • Julia Taves, Assistant Principal, former Acacia Junior School Principal

  • Jim Mathis, Director of Wyotech, Laramie, WY

  • Maury Hiyashida, Founding Director Hiyashida & Associates Physical Therapy, CA

  • Dr. Jim Pocock, Lecturer Airforce Academy, Colorado

  • Bill Senkel, Founder Legacy Real Estate management

  • Jason Carpenter, ex-officio


All lead teachers employed by Acacia are certified to teach and have an international teaching background.   Many of our teachers are American however we also have Ugandan, British, Dutch, Canadian, Ghanaian and South African teachers.


Acacia is a Christian school.  For us, this means that the board members and teachers are committed Christians and that our teachers approach their work with the belief that all students are created in the image of God, that each is uniquely endowed with creative and intellectual potential and inherently valuable.  Moral and ethical values such as honesty, integrity, compassion and justice are an important part of the holistic education students will receive. Bible teaching is integrated into the curriculum and students attend weekly chapels.  All students regardless of their faith background are treated with dignity, love and respect.

The school is independent and not affiliated with any denomination.  Download our Statement of Faith here.


Acacia's curriculum is based on a 'Classical' philosophy of education which is described in detail on our curriculum page.  In the Early Years and Kindergarten we use Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for early literacy and Singapore Math.  In grades 1-8 we have adopted the Core Knowledge scope and sequence.  For writing and history we use Lucy Calkins' approach to writing (The Art of Teaching Writing) and Susan Wise Bauer's history The Story of the World.  In grades 9 and 10 we use the Cambridge curriculum as to prepare our students for the IGCSEs.  To see more visit our curriculum page.


Acacia aims to be family-friendly. Parents are a valuable asset to the school, participating in the school board and Acacia Parent Council (APC), the sports program, and many other areas of school life. Your input is not only welcomed - it is seen as an essential element of your child's academic growth and a vital ingredient in this school success.


Acacia International School

Plot 1222 and 1224 Zzimwe Road.

Minister's Village, Kisugu Parish Block 244.

Makindye Sub-County, Kyadondo County.  

Kampala District.

PO Box 6189 Kampala

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Phone:  +256 752403961


Orient Bank (Kabalagala) U.S. Dollars only

 Bank Account Name: Acacia Education Services Ltd

 US$ Bank Account Number: 20147302020514

 Wire Transfer (Electronic Funds Transfer). U.S. Dollars only


 Orient Plaza,  Kampala Road, PO Box 3072 KLA



US $ ACCOUNT NUMBER : 20147302020514


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