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Challenge, Create, Change

About Us

At the International School of Dakar, we are guided by our strategic plan which calls upon us to challenge, create, and change, our students, our school, and ourselves.

Found in 1983, ISD is an independent, co-educational day school offering an enriched international educational program to reflect the diverse international background of the student body and the faculty.

ISD is a diverse community of learners that fosters creativity, open-mindedness, responsibility and excellence.

Classes are offered for Pre-K3 through Grade 12. The school year extends from mid-August to mid-June. Our ultimate goal is to develop successful learners who have the courage to tackle complex problems and be of service to others.

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Director's Welcome

Welcome from our Director

I am delighted that you are interested in learning more about the International School of Dakar. 2023-2024 is the 40th anniversary year of our wonderful school that has grown to comprising over 75 nationalities and 750 students.

Our campus is home to a vibrant, diverse school where exciting learning opportunities take place each and every day. We pride ourselves on the strength and warmth of our community where students feel happy, comfortable and a strong sense of belonging.

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115 Countries represented

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are important foundational values at ISD.

ISD has a diverse, multi-cultural community with students coming from over 101 countries. 

8 Acre Campus

The International School of Dakar is situated on eight acres of green space overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Mermoz neighborhood of Dakar. Our buildings include state-of-the-art science and computer labs, bright classrooms, and spacious art and music rooms. All ISD classrooms are air-conditioned. In addition, we have a new Elementary building and outdoor playground for our youngest students.

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