Kennedy House International School is a leading international primary school for pupils aged 2-13.


Our school is situated on a stunning campus in Usa RIver, a 30-minute drive from Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Many of our families enjoy the benefits of living in Usa River and we also operate a daily door-to-door minibus service for those who live in Arusha.

We hope that our website gives you a flavour of our wonderful school and we would be delighted to welcome you to Kennedy House to see for yourself the education that we offer.

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Welcome to Kennedy House International School, a truly unique school nestled in the beautiful setting of Usa River in northern Tanzania.  The school was established in 2009 out of a passion for teaching and learning and since opening its doors has gone from strength to strength and we now educate over 100 children from 3-13 years. We offer a world-class, global and holistic education and are accredited by the Cambridge International Curriculum.

I’ve yet to meet a child who is not naturally curious. Our job is to develop this curiosity so that it becomes a lifelong love of learning. We are able to do this by offering a well-balanced curriculum offering a range of unique academic, artistic and physical experiences in a happy and vibrant atmosphere. Academic standards are naturally important to us at Kennedy House and so are standards of behaviour and the ability to co-operate and work as part of a team. Our pupils show exemplary behaviour and respect and they have impeccable manners.

If you visit our school at break time, you will see boys and girls across all age groups playing together in our spectacular grounds and this is the Kennedy House difference: a magnificent setting with a warm family atmosphere.


Maybe it’s our non-selective ethos, maybe it’s our inclusive school with small class sizes: but something creates this feeling of family values and caring that our parents and pupils love.

With this as our strong foundation, our teaching adds value for each and every pupil. We have an individualised learning approach and recognize that pupils of all levels of ability need support, including those who are able, gifted and talented. Every child is unique and it is our delight to seek out and develop their talents and abilities.

The confidence and enthusiasm of our pupils is something you need to see for yourself and I encourage you to come and visit us and see our children and our staff in action.

In the meantime, please watch this short video which gives you a feel for our idyllic site.




Frances Charters,

Head of School


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  • We pride ourselves on our caring and supportive atmosphere in an outstanding rural setting.

  • We have small class sizes (1:12) and a highly qualified and experienced staff from the UK, USA, South Africa and Tanzania.

  • We provide a tailored curriculum which allows our pupils to be well prepared for senior schools in the UK or for international schools around the world.

  • We have outstanding facilities on our beautiful 20-acre campus, including a 25m swimming pool, tennis and netball courts, pitches for football, rugby and hockey, a science lab, music and art rooms and a performance space for drama.

  • We run a comprehensive sports and co-curricular programme, with a full fixture list that offers all children the opportunity to represent their school at sport, and an activities programme for physical, creative and cerebral interest alike.

  • We offer a family friendly school day, with drop off from 7.45am and activities until 4pm. We operate a daily door-to-door minibus service to Arusha.


As you will see from this video of Year 1 pupils, Kennedy House children have the confidence to speak their minds and articulate their thoughts.
The children are at the centre of everything we do here at Kennedy House. They help us bring focus to our teaching and always keep us on our toes with their wisdom and wit which constantly surprise us every school day.
Here we asked Year 1 for their thoughts on all kinds of things. With the help of a parent, they produced this thoughtful video which gives a flavour, not only for the minds that we are nurturing but also for their wonderful sense of humour...

Kennedy House International School

Usa River,


PO Box 350   

​Tel: +255 (0) 689119788 


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Usa River,


PO Box 350

Tel: +255 (0) 689119788



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