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Best schools in Khartoum Sudan


A snapshot: schools in Khartoum considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with  next to their names. 

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.

International schools

Khartoum American School (KAS)  

Adapted American curriculum/ American High School Diploma/ AP; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 250 students

Founded in 1957, to educate the children of US diplomats and other expats. Now located three miles south of downtown Khartoum, in a green oasis, away from the dusty city. Governed by a board elected by the Parents’ Association. A recent class consisted of approximately 45 per cent Sudanese nationals, 15 per cent US citizens and the remainder third country nationals. Dually accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

Click here to read our full review of the Khartoum American School.

Khartoum International Community School (KICS) 

PYP/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 400 students

Founded in 2004 by DAL Group (Sudan’s largest conglomerate) on a state of the art, ten acre site, including a 500-seater amphitheatre and a 25m swimming pool. The level of school fees and parental incomes allow them to offer a wide range of extra-curricular, including a riding programme, an annual ski trip to Europe and a leadership expedition to Thailand. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Click here to read our full review of the Khartoum International Community School.

These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.

Purple Crayon School

English curriculum; ages 2-11; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 95 students

A nursery and primary founded in 2007 following an English curriculum, delivered in English, French and Arabic to less than 100 pupils. Testimonials read well but we are looking for more information.

Unity High School

Adapted National Curriculum for England/ Arabic programme/ IGCSE/ A Level; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 900 students

Founded in 1902 as the Unity High School for Girls, only becoming co-ed in 1985. After a short break in 2007 (due to a religious incident), the enrolment has grown to its present numbers. Delivering a British-style education in English to Sudanese nationals (over 90 per cent of the students enrolled) but also open to expats of either Christian or Islamic faith. Recent history is somewhat unclear but a  new principal started in 2020.

For more information on the schools above, please go to  each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.

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