Welcome to The King’s School. We are a unique
Christian, English-speaking, international
school in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.
We offer an international standard of education, based on the UK curriculum,
for children from 18months to 18 years.
Operating under African Revival Ministries the school’s mission is:
‘To produce disciples of Jesus,
Who are equipped spiritually and academically
To serve God,
Serve the nation and
Make disciples in Burundi and beyond’
A core purpose of the school is to provide a high-quality education to children from the two orphanages that we serve.
This website should help provide information on how to enrol, work at or support the school.
In 1997, after a period of prayer and fasting, The Lord spoke to Chrissie Chapman and her team about starting a school in Bujumbura. Subsequently, in January 1998, a small school began in Kinindo to educate nine of the orphaned children who were in Chrissie’s care. These children were taught by an expatriate teacher from the U.K., whose living room served as the classroom.
In June 1998 Chrissie noticed a new building in the local area. She approached the owner and asked if she could rent it and use it as a school. He agreed and made the necessary alterations to the building so that it was suitable for a school; this building was subsequently purchased by C.R.I.B. donors.
By September 1998 the building was in use and a roup of thirteen children began in the new facility, taught by two expatriate teachers. By Easter 1999 the school was registered with the government and in September 1999 “The King’s School” officially opened to the general public. On the first day of term there were thirty-five children divided between four classes. The staff by now comprised four expatriate teachers and one national teacher who was appointed to teach French and Kirundi.
By the end of the school year in June 2000 the number of students had increased by almost 50% and plans were being drafted to open a Secondary section. In September 2001 the Secondary School opened with seven students, growing rapidly in the next few years, so that in June 2005 the first Year 11 class was able to graduate having written their IGCSE examinations. In September 2011 we opened an A level programme for children in Years 12 and 13.
All admissions are handled by the school’s Administration Team, who are always happy to help and assist parents of new students. The school year runs from September through to June and places are often limited, so parents are encouraged to apply early.
The following steps are necessary to ensure an efficient admissions process:
- Print and complete the new student registration form which can be found by clicking here.
- Attach the following:
- A copy of the new student’s passport or birth certificate
- 1 passport photo (except for Nursery where 3 photos are required)
- The most recent school report from the student’s last school
- Present the form, attachments and a, non-refundable, registration fee of 100,000 BIF to the school administrators [Please Note: Registrations will not be processed until all the necessary documents have been received]
- The school administrators will advise on availability of spaces and subsequent entrance tests and interviews
Further information for parents:
Our administrators can be contacted, between 8am – 1pm Monday – Friday, as follows:
Address –11 Rue Kiganda, Kinindo, Bujumbura
Telephone – (+257) 22 21 81 97
Email – email@example.com
Address – 86 Avenue Du Large, Kinindo, Bujumbura
Telephone – (+257) 75 31 43 14
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS: BP1560, Bujumbura, Burundi