International School of Ouagadougou

The International School of Ouagadougou is an English-language using international school in Zogona, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,[1] established in 1976. The school is independent and teaches students from prekindergarten to Grade 12. In 2019 to 2020 there were 180 students. The school was created to cater for students from the international community but host-country students are also accepted.


In 2004-5 there were 12 full-time faculty members, 14 part-time, and 7 instructional assistants, as well as a counselor and director of student services, a program development/curriculum director, elementary principal, librarian and an IT technician.


The school has a modified U.S. curriculum, including daily instruction in French. It also offers lessons in Burkina culture, and pupils have the chance to take part in student exchanges with other international schools in the region. A number of AP courses are offered for students to earn college credit.

Accreditation and memberships

The school is accredited by the U.S.-based Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa.


The school is on a 7-acre (28,000 m²) purpose-built campus adjacent to the residential Zone du Bois and close to the city center. It includes a walled and secure area of 5 acres (20,000 m²), a grassed playing field, dressing rooms, a volleyball/basketball/badminton court, a swimming pool, two lighted tennis courts, and a squash court. Ten major buildings house the classrooms, administration, and resource areas, including a library of more than 9,000 volumes, a computer laboratory, a science laboratory, student center, and recreation club/snack bar. The campus is networked for direct service line internet access and has an intranet.


  1. "Contact Us" (Archive). International School of Ouagadougou. Retrieved on April 23, 2015. "ISO is located in the Zogona neighborhood of Ouagadougou (Secteur 13, Rue 13.22, Porte 612)."

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