The Italian School of Lusaka is a friendly school offering liberal education with well-grounded values to its students for over four decades. The school offers high international standards in academics, sports and other extracurricular activities to its multinational, multicultural, multiracial students in Zambia. With over 400 students, it is a school, small enough to cater to the individual needs and promote excellence to its pupils, and large enough for students to benefit through participation and interaction within and outside the classroom. It is a coeducational school with students not exceeding 30 in each class.
The school is currently a Cambridge International Centre, Duke of Edinburgh International Award- Zambia Unit and a Member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ).
The school has established itself as a front runner in offering the highest standards of education in Lusaka.
The Italian school was founded in 1973 by a group of Italian Citizens resident in Zambia in order to ensure education for their children, based on the Italian education system. It was an Italian medium school mainly catering to the needs of the Italian community in Zambia at that time.
In 1996, it became an English medium Primary School with Italian taught as an additional language. The Zambian curriculum was largely followed during that period with classes going up to Grade 7. In September 2005, Grade 8 was added thereby starting the Junior High School that went up to Grade 9 and the school switched to the British curriculum. In September, 2009 the IGCSE grades were added with the first group of students sitting for the Cambridge Examinations in 2011. The A Level programme was subsequently added in 2015.
The Italian School of Lusaka is a registered Centre for Cambridge Assessment International Examinations and a Cambridge Professional Development Centre. The Italian School of Lusaka operates as a registered private educational institution under the Ministry of General Education of the Republic of Zambia. All the teachers are professionally qualified and registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia.