Welcome!

Karibuni sana

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” 

Nelson Mandela

Welcome to St. Constantine International School.
A member of Round Square.

St. Constantine International is a co-educational, day and boarding, British-style, international school with a roll of 580 students (including 75 boarders) from over 30 different countries.
The school is comprised of Nursery (ages 3-4), Primary (Years 1 – 6) and Secondary (Years 8-13) spread over two campuses.
Why choose St. Constantine International School ?

We are a high-achieving, happy, British education based school, with a Tanzanian heart. This is where future leaders are created. Our happy school is built on the notion that pupils develop a strong self-concept, because they are challenged appropriately every day through the highest quality teaching and learning. This means pupils learn to stand on their own two feet, to be resilient, so they persist in the face of difficulty. In so doing, they become independent learners who are prepared for twenty-first century life and leadership in a global world.

We are built on both the strong foundations of our own distinguished past and the principles of Kurt Hahn who started the Round Square movement. At the centre of school life are our IDEALS. We fully embrace the six areas of: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Everything we do relates to these, as you can see as you travel through our website.

The IDEALS are supported by our core values of Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Tenacity.

In May 2021, I was privileged and honoured, to be asked to lead this reputable,  prestigious and remarkable school.  I am thrilled to work alongside wonderful students, inspirational teachers, great staff and our always-helpful, caring parents.

St. Constantine International School is the oldest international school in Tanzania, the largest in the northern region and our extensive sports grounds are regarded as the finest facilities in the country.  We are fortunate to have a beautiful campus at the foot of Mount Meru.  St. Constantine International School is a high-achieving, happy, British education based school with a Tanzanian heart.  As a school steeped in rich history, it is important and vital that we always remember and cherish what has been achieved.  I owe a great debt to the past staff, students and parents since we were founded in 1952, for creating a beautiful school with many outstanding features.  It is my intention to maintain our traditions, our culture, all that makes us St. Constantine International School and to build upon these whilst maintaining the school’s vision, mission and values.

Our Vision is to be the best International school in East Africa, where happy, well-rounded, students achieve academic success in a diverse and challenging atmosphere and are prepared to lead in the global sphere.  I am firmly of the belief that with the talented team we have, we can achieve our vision and go beyond.  I encourage all parents, students and staff to get involved, share ideas, ask questions, challenge the status quo and only together can we make our vision a reality.  Thank you to the St. Constantine International community all for your support and commitment. What we have achieved and what we will achieve is not possible without you. I am truly looking forward to the future.

At St. Constantine International School, not only do we aim for academic excellence, we also aim to educate the ‘whole’ child. The 21st century is very different to the 20th century, and changes are occurring at a faster rate than ever before. We prepare St. Constantine International graduates to be future leaders who are ready for these changes. The professional learning community ASCD (http://www.ascd.org/) highlights five features that make up a whole child approach to learning: a healthy student, a safe environment for learning, student engagement, a supportive atmosphere and students who are challenged; factors we are committed to achieving together.  Much of the learning you will witness at St. Constantine International ensures these five main factors are met and is further supplemented through our active engagement with the prestigious Round Square and the world-recognised Cambridge International Programme.

There is much to do in the upcoming years; many challenges to face and calculated risks to be taken. Similarly, there are a lot of opportunities to be grasped. In this way, I believe the school will go from strength to strength.  We are working hard to ensure that we fulfil one of our key aims, that of making school unmissable.  An exciting and engaging blend of lessons and extra-curricular actitivities, delivered by inspirational and committed teachers, supported by all staff and parents, is what we endeavour towards.

I would encourage any prospective student, parent or teacher to contact us, come to visit and experience our lovely, vibrant school in its full glory.

Finally, at St. Constantine International School, we hope to make Nelson Mandela’s statement mentioned above true by moulding students (and staff) as future leaders, who will make this world a better, and more peaceful place

Yasir Patel
School Principal/Headteacher
headteacher@scis.sc.tz