Mukwashi Trust School
Mukwashi is a prestigious community school in Lusaka West which provides the highest possible quality education at a very affordable price.
It is a licensed pre, primary and secondary school which educates learners from age 3 to Grade 12. It is also a national examination centre for Grades 7, 9 & 12 – so its learners don’t have to travel to sit exams.
Mukwashi provides two specialist ‘Catch Up Classes’, with their own full-time literacy and numeracy teachers, for children who start schooling late or who return to school after a gap. It also provides an ‘Extra Class’ which offers additional learning in Maths, Science & English for those in G4-G7 seeking all-day schooling.
There is a free nutritious meal for all learners every day, and a safe school bus service runs along the Mumbwa Road between Mwembeshi and Kalundu.
The school operates as a charity, so there isn’t an owner trying to make a profit from your children’s education.
Mukwashi’s learners obtain higher marks than children at other schools. 1n 2022, 85% of its G7s were awarded Division 1 or 2, when the national average was 41%; 82% of its G9s gained a School Certificate, when the national average was only 55%; and 83% of its G12s gained a National Certificate, when the national average was 69% (including all boarding and STEM schools).
At Mukwashi, learners use a modern science laboratory, over 3,400 of the most up-to-date textbooks, and an Afro-centric reading scheme to help them learn to read English fluently and enthusiastically.
There is a library with over 1,000 books, a large market garden and orchard for practical work, and livestock for learners to gain confidence in handling animals.
Last year, Mukwashi opened a large new toilet and shower block for the whole school.
There are dedicated classes for every year from pre-school through to Grade 12. Learners enjoy smaller class sizes and more highly qualified staff than children at other schools.
In Grades 8 & 9, Mukwashi offers all compulsory subjects plus computer studies. It provides the ‘agriculture pathway’ in Grades 10-12, and combines this with business subjects.
Mukwashi’s staff are some of the best trained in Zambia: a senior education professor at Oxford University in the UK oversees their professional development.
By law, in addition to subjects like English and Maths, every school must provide their learners with practical knowledge, skills and experience in one area — as a ‘pathway’ to subsequent training or employment.
Because Mukwashi serves a farming community, Agricultural Science is the best pathway for its secondary learners. This is combined with Business Studies, Accounts and Commerce to help learners think about agriculture as a genuine business and important career.
The school also provides every secondary learner with a plot of land to ensure they gain practical ‘hands on’ experience of growing crops. This gives them the knowledge, skills and values to serve their community and help it prosper.
Deputy Head Teacher
Deputy Head Teacher
English, Social Studies
Mathematics, Religious Education
Mathematics, Integrated Science
Agricultural Science, Integrated Science
English, Social Studies, Civic Education
Computer Studies, Accounts, Commerce, Business Studies
English; Grade 3 class
Grade 2 & Grade 4 class
Home Economics, Expressive Arts, Mathematics; Extra Class teacher
Science, Technology; Grade 1 class
Mathematics, Catch Up class
Social Studies; Catch Up class
Catch Up class; School library
Early Years & Reception
Transport & Maintenance
To reserve a place for your child, contact:
The Head Teacher
Mukwashi Trust School Ltd,
PO Box 35310, Lusaka West.
+260 97 957 9255