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Dar es Salaam International Academy

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School Description

DIA is a small international school based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We put special emphasis on the relationship between school, home and community. DIA is an IB World School, authorized to implement the IB Middle Years Program from Grades 6 - 10, since 2009 and is a IB Primary Years Program Candidate School since September 2012 for KG - Grade 5.. Often dubbed the "DIA Family" DIA prides itself for its open door policy and belief in innovative, hands on, student centered educational values and philosophies.

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
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 33
No. Of Part Time Teachers Nil
Nationalities (Nationality / No.) Tanzanian/10, American/6, European/9, Kenyan/2, Southern African/2, Indian/1, Mauritian/1, Canadian/1
Specialist Staff

Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Special Educational Needs Teacher, Swimming Instuctors, Lifeguard, PE Instructors, PYP Performing Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Teachers, Kiswahili Teachers, French Teachers, Librarian

Student Enrollment
Grade 1-5 (No.) 150
Grade 6-8 (No.) 42
Grade 9-10 (No.) 18
Grade 11-12 (No.) N/A
Nationalities of Student Body (Nationality/No.)

At DIA we have over 30 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 9
Grade 11-12 N/A
Curricula Offered PYP & MYP
Languages Taught French, Kiswahili, English
Special & Extra Curricular Programme Everyday from 2.30 - 3.30, Tuesday's from 1.30 - 2.30. Community & Service every other Wednesday from 2.15 - 4.00
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 7,787
Grade 1-5 USD 10,430 (avg.)
Grade 6-8 USD 12,977
Grade 9-10 USD 14,707
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 - 435
% 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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