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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 7 years and above. It has 9 residential houses. Each residential house has its own common room and outdoor entertainment area.The individual residential houses are detailed below.

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.
The individual residential houses are detailed below.

Kimbilio House

Our primary house for girls aged 7 to 11 years can accommodate 22 children in double rooms with bunk beds. Both primary houses have large social areas and a work area for the children.

Kiota House

Our primary house for boys aged 7 to 11 years, Kimbilio can accommodate 22 children in double rooms with bunk beds. There is a small outdoor play area between the two houses for students to play outdoors.

Kiongozi House

Kiongozi is a residential house for girls in M1 to M5 (aged 11 to 16). All the rooms here are double rooms. Some students have their own bathroom and some share a common bathroom. Kiongozi has a common room and a large kitchen area where girls can prepare their own meals at weekends (if they wish), and can accommodate 34 girls.

Kijana House

Kijana is an attractive courtyard-styled house for diploma girls. Most of the rooms are for two students and have their own en suite shower and toilet. There is a kitchen/common room and this house can accommodate up to 34 girls.

Kivuli House

Kivuli accommodates boys in M1 to M5 (approximately aged 11 to 16). Most of the rooms are large double rooms each with their own en suite shower and toilet. A few smaller rooms are single rooms which share a common bathroom. Kivuli can accommodate 28 boys.

Kilele and Kipepeo Houses

These two houses each accommodate 17 boys from D1 to D2 in split level rooms each for two students. Each house has two shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a common room.


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.

Parental Consent Form

Parents will be asked to complete this parental consent form (appropriate to their child’s class) before the child joins as a residential student each year. It is essential that we receive this form if we are to be guided by your wishes.

Primary (PDF) Primary (Word)
M1-M4 (PDF) M1-M4 (Word)
M5 (PDF) M5 (Word)
Diploma (PDF)


Further details of Residential Life can be found on other pages of this website (see menu) or from the Secondary Handbook. Other documents can be found on our Publications page.