Dar es Salaam International Academy
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
DIA opened its doors in 2003 with only four students, and has been growing since then. Every academic year DIA has evolved, and currently is an IB World School (authorised to deliver the IB MYP since 2010 & IB PYP since 2014). DIA has 35+ nationalities within our learning community, inclusive of students and staff and currently has approximately 245 students enrolled. We value our family-like feel and our links to our host country.
DIA is a relatively small school and we put great empahsis on differentiation as well as small classroom sizes. DIA’s parent/guardian community is a vital part of the school. Parental involvement is encouraged, and regular workshops are conducted by the PYP and MYP Departments to ensure that parents/guardians feel part of the school and their child’s learning process. It is extremely important that communication and cooperation is regular between school and home.
DIA’s teaching team and staff are the heart of the school. Hailing from all over the world, they bring with them a multitude of knowledge and skills. With over 40 teaching staff and 15 administrative and support staff, DIA is always abuzz with activity. With our open door policy DIA’s staff is always available to answer and concerns or questions.
The Arts at DIA is an essential part of our community, and a focus throughout the school, both within the classrooms as well as our external environment. As the world becomes more and more linked, DIA students are encouraged to utilize technology in ways that not only help them academically, but also to stay tuned to what is going on in the world around them. Teachers use technology within their classrooms to support teaching and assessing. Within the MYP students are regularly utlising the computer labs, as well as their personal computers, they have access to various online resources and many of their assessments, teaching and learning is directly linked to technology that they use in their daily lives. Teaching responsible digital citizenship is a vital skill for today’s students.