Year Founded: Umubano Primary School opened in 2013
Application Fee: There is a one-off registration fee of 20,000 RWF
Language of Instruction: English
Other languages used/taught: Kinyarwanda and French
Student Enrollment period: All year round depending on the age of the child
Other Costs: School uniform costs (33,000 RWF for Nursery) (37,000 RWF for Primary)
91,000 RWF per term
120,000 RWF per term
Nursery 1 - Primary 4
Primary 5 - Primary 6
What after School/Extracurriculur Activities are available? We have an after school club which is offered to children who have older siblings studying in P5 and P6. This club features a range of exciting activities from Arts and Crafts to Drama and Sports
Average student to teacher ratio: 13:1 in Nursery, 30:1 in Primary with additional Assistants for Special Educational Needs and P1 class
What makes your school unique? Our school, which is supported by the British NGO A Partner in Education, is a low fee school that blends the Rwandan curriculum with international methodology. We have an International Education Advisor based at the school to support the continuous development of our staff and learners' progress. Our Nursery section is exemplary with outstanding staff who provide an enabling and stimulating environment for our small children to learn through play and exploration. Our primary section supports the holistic development of children and particularly emphasizes critical thinking and developing a reading culture in learning.
How do you support children with different learning styles or needs?
Our school has disabled access meaning that no child is excluded from studying here. All of our teachers have been trained in Inclusive Education. In 2016, the teaching staff completed an Online Training programme which focused on supporting children through differentiation in the classroom. Teachers tailor the curriculum to the needs of their learners and know how to offer extra support through 1:1 intervention, group activities or creating harder/ easier tasks as necessary. We have a full time SEN teacher to support children with additional needs and a SEN assistant who helps in class to support individual children as needed.
Any other information you would like to include?
Umubano Primary School, in Kabeza, Kigali follows the Rwandan curriculum, specialising in English, ICT and Quality Early Years provision. It is an inclusive environment with highly trained teachers from all over East Africa. The school is linked to APIE, a UK based charity which provides financial support and capacity building in the form of an International Education Advisor who is based at the school, ensuring that high quality is maintained and the standards continue to rise.
We have Nursery classes for 3-4 year olds, 4-5 year olds and 5-6 year olds. Primary level starts for children who are 6 years old and we have all levels from P1 to P6. Our classes have small class sizes and good adult:child ratios.