Gaborone, (pronounced ha-bo-ro-neh with an ‘h’ that sounds like you are clearing your throat, although called the not-so-melodic “Gabz” by most ex-pats and many Batswana), is a small city of about 200,000 people and an unknown number of cattle and goats, named after the chief who donated the land.
Gaborone, despite its relatively small size, has school options for everyone…not that there are a lot of schools addressing expat needs or issues, but choices exist. One first sets priorities, e.g., curriculum, fees, religious preference or primary-secondary school combined, and the path to your options becomes fairly straight-forward. Find the school that fits your criteria, then visit that school. If you find it doesn’t feel “right,” re-assess. Definitely visit all the schools to assess the nuances of difference or “feel the vibe” before making your final decision.
This list gives you a snapshot overview of schools in Gaborone that are considered by English-speaking expats... sometimes chosen by parents and sometimes not. Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names. If we haven't selected a school on this list for review, it may just mean our research hasn't turned up enough reliable reports from parents yet.