Head Of School’s Message
Westwood International School provides a quality international education that enables students to meet future challenges as confident, socially responsible, life-long learners.
Welcome to our wonderful school!
Our Mission Statement forms the core of all teaching and learning at Westwood International School (WIS), an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum School revolving around the Primary Years Programmme, Years Reception – 6, the Middle Years Programmme, Years 7 – 11, and the Diploma Programmme, Years 12 and 13.
WIS has been operating since May 1988, and is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School of 598 students, which draws on both local and global perspectives and emphasises the need for a sustainable world. The IB curricular programme centres on Enquiry and Concept-Based Learning, Attitudes, Trans-disciplinary Skills, the Learner Profile and Action Based Learning.
WIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the International Baccalaureate (IB), all of whom recently re-accredited WIS for the next five years. Regionally WIS are accredited by the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), and the Conference of Heads of Private Schools Botswana (C.H.O.P.S).
WIS currently has children from 39 countries, with approximately 55% Batswana. The school hires well-qualified, diverse and professional staff from Botswana and from around the world.
We are proud of the education provided at WIS, whether in the classroom, on the stage, on the sports field, or when serving others. Our students also experience the excitement of discovering that, working both as team members, as well as independently, they are capable of achieving far more than they ever thought possible.
Combining challenging and enriching experiential experiences with academic rigour and creative opportunities, an education at WIS revolves around high expectations of our students – and our students, striving as they are to reach their potential, have high expectations of themselves.
It is a pleasure to work together with the entire WIS community as we create an environment of enriched teaching and learning and true development for all our students.