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Dar es Salaam International Academy

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School Description

Dar es Salaam International Academy (DIA) is an international school based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Implementing the IB Primary Years Programme from K - Grade 5  (candidate school) and the IB Middle Years Programme from Grade 6 - 10 (authorised since 2010). DIA has approximately 250 students, and about 60 staff, with over 35+ nationalities being represented in our student body and 15+ in our staff, DIA is truly diverse. Valuing our small classroom sizes and one-on-one attention, DIA's learning community is one of collaboration and communication, between school, home and community. 

Physical Address
Plot 1325 / 1326 Transit Supermarket Road, Masaki
City Dar es Salaam
Country Tanzania
Mailing Address
P.O. Box
City Dar es Salaam
Country Tanzania
Telephone (+255) 22 26 00 202 / 6
Website www.dia.co.tz
Grade Levels K - Grade 10
School Year August to June
Coeducational / Girls Only / Boys Only Coeducational
Day / Boarding / Both Day
School Ownership Private - Proprietary
School Governance Appointed Board
Accreditation YES - Authorization by International Baccalaureate Organization (MYP), Candidate School (PYP)
No. Of Full Time Teachers 37
No. Of Part Time Teachers 3
Nationalities (Nationality / No.) Tanzanian, Kenyan, Indian, American, Canadian, German, Irish, Scottish, British, Spanish, Nigerian, Mauritian, Zimbabwean, Dutch
Specialist Staff

Student Support Coordinator (MYP), Student Services Coordinator (PYP), Student Services Support Teachers (PYP), Physical and Health Education (PYP & MYP), Swimming (PYP & MYP), Visual Arts (PYP & MYP), Performing Arts (PYP & MYP), Librarians (PYP & MYP), French (PYP & MYP), Kiswahili (PYP)

Student Enrollment
Grade 1-5 (No.) 167
Grade 6-8 (No.) 40
Grade 9-10 (No.) 22
Grade 11-12 (No.) N/A
Nationalities of Student Body (Nationality/No.)

At DIA we have over 35+ nationalities present within our student body, while maintaining and 50% Tanzanian student base.

Average Class Size
Grade 1-5 18
Grade 6-8 13
Grade 9-10 11
Grade 11-12 N/A
Curricula Offered PYP & MYP
Languages Taught French, Kiswahili, English
Special & Extra Curricular Programme Everyday from 2.20 - 3.10, Tuesday's from 1.25 - 2.10
Sports and Clubs Swimming, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Athletics, Kili Club, Performance Club, Junk Art, Handwriting Club, Storytelling Club, Science Club, Dance & Drumming Club, Tinga Tinga Club (and many more)
Tuition & Fees
USD 8,556
Grade 1-5 USD11,462 (avg.)
Grade 6-8 USD 14,275
Grade 9-10 USD 16,178
Grade 11-12 N/A
Boarding Fees N/A
Other One Time Fees Registration Fees 2,000, Maintenance Fee - 150, IT Fee - 150 - 250, IB Fee - 250 - 535
% of Graduates Attending College N/A
Additional Information

DIA aspires to deliver a high quality international education to its diverse student body in a nurturing environment. This year at DIA we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary. Over the academic year we will be conducting various events that allow us to come together as a community and celebrate DIA.

Head of School Shaista Juma
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