Khartoum - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

There are two international schools, but at the time we served in Khartoum, only adult family members were allowed on orders. - Feb 2018

Embassy personnel cannot bring children to post, so this is not an issue. - May 2017

US Embassy children are not allowed at post currently due to security concerns. Aid workers and other diplomats often do bring their children, however, and there are multiple international schools available to them. - Nov 2016

There are a handful of outstanding international schools, and some very high-quality local private schools. - Oct 2016

No kids are allowed in Sudan. For now. If they do bring them back remember that your danger pay will drop by 10%. There are a couple of good schools though. Khartoum American School being the best one. - Mar 2016

No children currently allowed at post. - Jun 2015

There are a couple of American schools here, but since there are currently no children associated with the Embassy, no one has experience with them. - Mar 2015

Khartoum International School has a great reputation but dependents under 21 are not allowed at post. - Apr 2014

Currently, Khartoum is a partially unaccompanied post so no one under 21 comes here. However, the Khartoum American School is phenomenal if children are allowed at post again. - Jun 2011

There is an American school here but you can't bring kids. That may change in the coming year. - Apr 2010

I knew of three: American, French and a British-system one called KICS. I had no personal experience with any. - May 2009

Khartoum American School (disclosure: my children attended KAS): long established, nice campus, relaxed atmosphere, limited facilities; very international student body (very few American families in Khartoum) with only a small number of Sudanese students. Khartoum International Community School: recently established, excellent facilities; owned by a Sudanese business consortium, which in turn is owned by one Sudanese family; staff are mostly UK ex-pats, and curriculum is IB/British in flavour; large proportion of students are Sudanese; school seems to combine being for the local elite and the international community in more or less equal proportions. - Sep 2008

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