The International French School

of Dar es Salaam


The  International French School of Dar es Salaam was founded in 1967.

Our school welcomes your children to its campuses located in Masaki (Dar es Salaam). In one campus, you will find the Primary and the Secondary schools. In a second campus at few meters from the first one, we have recently build new spaces for the Preschool as well as a covered sports field.


More than 470 students from 40 nationalities are registered at the International French School of Dar es Salaam. Our students aged between 2 and 18 learn both English and French. At the age of 12, they can also choose between Spanish, Italian and German. In grade 10, they can also start learning Japanese. For all these reasons, our school is probably one of the most multicultural schools in Tanzania.

Furthermore, the International French School of Dar es Salaam is officially acknowledged by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad AEFE. It is hence member of the largest education network worldwide. With 566 schools in 138 countries, the AEFE network definitely ensures the education of your children wherever you go.

Are you looking for a school in Dar es Salaam? You can register online directly on our Skolengo school platform. In case of any question, or if you need any help, do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat. Welcome to the International French School of Dar es Salaam!

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Claudia Scherer-Effosse as the new Director General of the AEFE. It is with great joy that we share with you her back-to-school video where Madame Claudia Scherer-Effosse perfectly embodies female success. Its positive, caring and resolutely modern message bodes well for a year 2023-24 full of success.

The remarkable professional journey of our new Director General is a source of inspiration for us all and as a woman committed to equality, I am particularly delighted by her appointment and the positive impact she will bring to our institution. Welcome to you, Mrs Claudia Scherer-Effosse!

With all my admiration,

Caroline Martias