HAR’s main objective is to provide a quality international education in English for children of all nationalities living in Kigali who can benefit from its programs.

We also feel strong that Rwandan children, and those non-Rwandans who live in Rwanda should be given the opportunity to grow up and learn alongside their expatriate peers. The school’s aims are to develop and foster in its students: The personal qualities of honesty, integrity and respect for truth;

  • A lifelong love of learning in order to support the development of full social and academic potential;
  • Respect for people of a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds and of various religious and political orientations;
  • A lasting commitment to international co-operation and an understanding of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations;
  • Skill and pride in developing communicative competence in languages other than the mother tongue;
  • An appreciation of Rwandan culture and its contribution to the heritage of the civilized world;
  • Care and concern for those less fortunate than themselves;
  • The determination to achieve the highest possible standards in all that they do.


The school’s educational program is strongly guided by the objectives and statement of aims. Hope Academy Rwanda (HAR) offers an international curriculum to the students. Although English is used as medium of instruction, the school is committed to following/implementing the standards expected of an international school and will continuously renew and upgrade its teaching resources in line with current trends in the international school community.

The curriculum framework provides for the development of the individual student, not just in the classroom but also through other mediums of learning. The program combines the best research and practice from a range of Rwandan national system with a wealth of knowledge from International Schools to create a relevant and engaging framework for all children.

Cambridge programs and qualifications

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

The international qualifications we offer are recognized by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

What does Cambridge offer?

Cambridge international education programs and qualifications lead seamlessly from primary through secondary and pre-university years. They have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment, and life. Qualifications such as Cambridge IGCSE®, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U are recognized by universities and employers worldwide and open doors for Cambridge learners. We also offer Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications for teachers and trainers.

Why choose Cambridge?

Cambridge programs and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigor and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.

CIE is the only provider of international qualifications that is part of a world-leading university – the University of Cambridge. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

Cambridge learner and Cambridge teacher

Cambridge programs and qualifications develop not only content but also skills, helping students to bridge the gap to the next stage of education and the world of work. We support schools to develop learners who are:

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference

Cambridge supports teachers to become:

  • Confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • Reflective as learners themselves, developing their practice
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference

Progressive and flexible programs

Our programs and qualifications have four stages, which lead seamlessly from primary through to secondary and pre-university years:

  • Cambridge Primary (6 to 12 year olds*)
  • Cambridge Secondary 1 (12 to 15 year olds*)
  • Cambridge Secondary 2 (15 to 17 year olds*)
  • Cambridge Advanced (17 to 19 year olds*)
  • *Age ranges are for guidance only

Comprehensive support

Cambridge offers comprehensive support which is designed carefully around the needs of Cambridge learners and teachers. All Cambridge stages have four areas: curriculum, qualifications, classroom and community.

1. Curriculum

Sets clear goals for learners and teachers to develop learners’ knowledge and skills. The Cambridge curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience. Schools can use the Cambridge curriculum to develop 21st-century skills of independent learning, critical thinking, research, and communication.

2. Qualifications

Cambridge qualifications open doors to new and exciting opportunities by providing learners with a global passport to success. Cambridge offers reliable, rigorous and flexible assessment, leading to international qualifications which are recognized and valued by universities, educators and employers worldwide.

3. Classroom

Support and guidance help teachers and learners perform to their maximum ability. Cambridge offers world-class teacher and learner resources, including publications which support our syllabuses and expert training both on subject content and professional development skills.

4. Community

Brings Cambridge schools, teachers, and learners closer together through the sharing of best practice and ideas. Cambridge hosts a range of face-to-face community events for school leaders, as well as teacher training (face to face and online) with Cambridge experts. Cambridge supports this community in a number of ways:

  • Conferences and workshops
  • Facilitating and sharing of best practice
  • Regular communications
  • Online communities for teachers