Homely and Friendly Campuses

Both UWC East Africa’s quiet and secluded campuses welcome residential students. The campuses offer an excellent environment for residential students which, combined with a high level of care from residential parents, helps to ensure that all have the maximum opportunity to achieve success and develop as leaders for the future. A Wi-Fi connection to the school network is available throughout the campuses and all secondary students have free internet access. We aim to make residential students feel at home in their residential houses on campus.

Our Arusha Campus has admitted residential students for the IB Diploma programme from August 2019. Jacaranda, Baobab and Acacia are the newly built residential houses for IB diploma students on Arusha campus. These three houses can accommodate up to 120 students. Each house has 10 rooms. Each room accommodates 4 students of the same sex. The rooms have en suite showers and toilets, and a study area. The residences also have an outdoor living area equipped with a kitchen and laundry.

Our Moshi campus admits residential students from age 8 years (P4) and above. It has 9 residential houses. Each residential house has its own common room and outdoor entertainment area.

All houses have shower facilities with both hot and cold water. The room interiors can be decorated with posters, pictures and photographs of the student’s choice (the fronts of doors are common domain and are not to be personalised). We ask only that there are no pictures that may cause offence to fellow students or visitors. Many students also bring their own rugs and/or floor mats to help brighten up their rooms. Each student is issued a key to his/her room. Bed sheets and pillowcases (changed on a weekly basis), insect sprays, and toilet rolls are also provided.
We aim to make residential students feel at home in their boarding houses on campus.


Parents are particularly welcome and we would like to extend an open invitation to any parent who would like to visit the school, tour the campus, discuss their child’s needs, meet the students or enjoy a meal.

Students in Primary and in M1 to M4 may not leave campus unsupervised at any time. Students in M5 and the diploma classes may leave campus at certain specified times, but only if parental consent has been given and if permission has been sought from his/her boarding parent who will need to know the destination, reason and time of return.


Weekends away from school are encouraged, whether this be a visit home, or overnight with friends, or even on one of the many Outdoor Pursuits, or other trips that occur throughout the year. At various intervals, overnight boarding excursions are also planned. For obvious reasons there needs to be some management of students leaving campus, and we thus ask parents to state the privileges they wish to allow their child on a comprehensive Parental Consent form (see below). Some families living in Arusha or near to Moshi may wish to invite their children’s friends to stay at the weekend. We will encourage this, but must receive the invitation by Thursday (before the weekend) to give us time to confirm all arrangements.

Further details of Residential Life can be found on other pages of this website or from the Secondary Handbook.