Mount Sinai International School
Mount Sinai International School is dream project of Mrs Mary Kaphwaleza Banda, a trustee of Action Aid International and a former cabinet minister of the Republic of Malawi. Mrs Banda herself is trained teacher and had taught for many years before she started her public life in Malawian Politics. It was always her dream to establish an international school in Lilongwe, capital city of the Republic of Malawi. Mrs Banda retired from her public life in 2004 and gave shape to her dream: MOUNT SINAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. The school is governed by a Board of trustees with Mrs Banda as its Chairperson. The school also has PTA in which members are elected from among the parents.
The school has students ranging from 3 years to 18 years. (Reception to Advanced Level). It follows British National Curriculum at the Primary school and University of Cambridge International Curriculum at the Secondary level (IGCSE & A Levels). The pupils of the primary school write the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority of the UK) and Year 9 students write University of Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science instead of Key Stage 3 SAT.
The school has a proud International teaching team drawn from different countries; UK, USA, India, Italy, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. The school houses students from thirty (30) different countries of all continents and The Daily Times, a National Daily of Malawi, called the school REALLY INTERNATIONAL REALLY COSMOPOLITAN .
Mount Sinai International School occupies an attractive ten-acre site close to the new Parliament Building in City Centre. Gardens and playing fields surround the main building. Facilities include purpose built classrooms, well-equipped specialist room for computers and spacious multipurpose hall. There is a well stocked library, a spacious science block houses r well-equipped laboratories.
The school is currently updating its facilities. Phase I of the plan will be completed in August 2007.