ISD - The International School of Dakar

Welcome to ISD

Welcome to the website of the International School of Dakar. As our mission states, ISD is an independent, English-medium international school which offers, in a nurturing environment, a rigorous, US-based, PK-12 curriculum enriched to reflect the needs and diversity of its international student body and faculty.

Founded in 1983, it is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education that ISD believes is important for our students. ISD is also fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

We have a beautiful campus overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with state-of-the-art science and computer labs, bright classrooms, spacious library, art, and music rooms, and additional amenities including playgrounds, soccer field, gymnasium, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts. ISD families enjoy the use of these facilities after school and on the weekends.

With over 455 students who represent over 50 nationalities and a faculty with teaching experience in over 55 countries, we are a happy, thriving community. ISD's emphasis on academic excellence, service in the community, and CORE values - Creativity, Open-mindedness, Responsibility and Excellence - inspires students to become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.

Please explore our website and contact us with any questions you may have, especially if you are planning to move to Dakar in the near future.

Paul Olson
Interim Director, 2013-2014