History

Simba International School is an independent, non-profit-making organisation. The school was founded in 1981, in response to parents’ requests for a new and innovative approach to their children’s education. It was intended to provide a quality learning environment to children of all races, colours and creeds. That focus has never changed.

In addition to the original primary school, Simba has grown to include its own Secondary School, Sixth Form and boarding house, offering a high quality British-based international education to over 500 students. From pre-school to I.G.C.S.E. and A-levels, Simba provides a firm academic foundation, underlying a broad and well-rounded curriculum. It instils in its pupils a love of learning, and a strong sense of community.

Set in beautiful garden surroundings, Simba School has established a reputation for being one of the finest independent private schools in Zambia, with an impressive academic tradition. Situated near the airport, in the Copperbelt city of Ndola, Simba is easily accessible to the residents of Ndola, Luanshya and Kitwe, from where the majority of our student population is drawn. With our boarding facilities at Tau House and our excellent reputation, many of our secondary school students are from Lusaka and its surrounding areas.

Our School is widely recognised for providing educational leadership, a shared sense of purpose among staff, students, parents and the community, and establishing an environment that enables all students to enjoy the challenge and responsibilities that come with learning. We aim to develop in each child an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge; to equip each child with the necessary skills of oracy, literacy and numeracy; to ensure that each child reaches his or her potential and becomes a valued member of society; to achieve and maintain a high standard in all aspects of the children’s work and behaviour; and to create a happy, secure environment in which all are able to develop self-confidence and social competence.

Simba School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia, and we take a leading role in providing inter-school competitions and festivals in a range of sports, the Arts and Science.