The mission of UIS is to support the work of SIL by providing, in partnership with parents, a Christ-centred education that develops a Biblical worldview and prepares students to successfully function in all aspects of life.
SIL began work in Papua New Guinea in 1956. In this same year, the primary campus was established as a government school. It is now operated exclusively by SIL. By the early 1960’s, the need for secondary education for the children of SIL members was clearly evident. Consequently, Ukarumpa High School was established in 1962, with five students and one teacher, as a supervised correspondence centre. By 1970, grades 7 to 10 were fully staffed for all students, and grades 11 and 12 were available for American students. In 1976, grades 7 and 8 were incorporated into a separate “middle school” located on the high school campus. In 1996 the primary and secondary campuses were incorporated into one school to facilitate an articulated K-12 curriculum under the common name of Ukarumpa International School.
Ukarumpa International School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Currently, we serve a student body of approximately 250 students from preschool through grade 12. Though the majority of students come from North America, the school serves students from many different countries around the world.
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