Margery Wolf Kuhn Schools Stand Out
Create engaged students, dedicated faculty and broad, STEM based curriculum
Students excel in a science-bias and expanded Tanzanian arts curriculum that rigorously prepares students to do well on the national tests and to prepare for their future beyond school.
A strong athletics, arts and leadership focus complements the academic focus and develops lifelong leadership and achievement skills.
MWK Schools teach all government-required courses plus additional leadership, cultural and athletic enrichment courses and experiences at all levels.
In addition to developing excellence in Kiswahili, MWK offers an English intensive experience providing a key skill for success in Tanzania and abroad. Students begin to learn English in elementary school and complete an immersion course before entering secondary school.
The curriculum offers creative writing. The MWK School Yearbook Club produces an annual yearbook, student essays, features on students and teachers and class levels. It written and produced entirely by the students.
MWK collaborates with the Institute for Arts and Culture Bagamoyo to bring Tanzanian art, dance, and music teachers to MWK. Traditional dance, drumming and singing are highly anticipated parts of school celebrations and everyday activities.
Daily sports activities encourage teamwork and leadership skills. Whether intramural competitions or traveling to the capital, Dar-es-Salaam for league competition, MWK students enjoy daily sports activities. MWK fields girls’ and boys’ teams in basketball, field hockey, soccer, netball, frisbee, rugby and volleyball.
Creative Learning Environment
Tanzanian art, music and dance, and athletics enrich MWK students’ education and provide a productive, safe place to be outside of school hours. MWK also features computers, a first-class science laboratory, and a large library with areas to read and study, all achieved with generous grants from TEF donors.
Emphasis on Completing Education
MWK Schools encourages students to continue their education beyond elementary and secondary school. We offer graduates the unique opportunity to stay on campus during the break between secondary school and the next level of study through the MWK Internship Project. They gain solid job experience assisting in classrooms, tutoring, and providing support for teachers and administrators.
MWK secondary students participate in a science intensive curriculum that is supplemented by English as a Second Language, an active arts program, leadership experiences and community service.
Tanzanian national exams are the ultimate test of our curriculum and our enriched learning emphasis. MWK students continue to uphold MWK’s excellent reputation with outstanding national exam results.
- In the most recent National Form IV MWK students were among the top ten percent in the country.”
- The MWK primary students ranked 5th out of 351 schools in the district and in the top 2% in the 14,514 schools in the entire country.
The class size for MWK secondary students is 20-40; for MWK primary students it is 25-30.
MWK Primary and Secondary School
P. O. Box 215
Motivate students to complete secondary education
MWK Schools welcome all students and encourage them throughout a strong curriculum, effective test preparation and a well-rounded, nurturing curriculum. Many of our students would not be able to stay in school without the additional scholarship that TEF supports. Others, who transfer from government or local schools, benefit from remedial courses and additional tutoring.
Allow girls to shine academically beyond elementary school
MWK Schools provide equal educational opportunities in a region where education for girls is given low priority. School administrators and teachers create a productive climate all students to succeed. Tanzania Education Fund and international sponsors offer scholarships to encourage girls to begin and complete their studies.
Build, sustain and serve the surrounding neighborhood
MWK is a sustainable Tanzanian-run institution. All planning, building, and purchasing use local labor and are designed to be harmonious and beneficial for the local community. Buildings use local materials and school furniture is handmade by local artisans. MWK has inspired families to construct homes nearby for their children’s benefit, contributing dramatically to developing the area’s economy.
On campus, MWK Schools aim to create a total community. When teachers began to bring their families to MWK faculty housing, we created a self–sustaining nursery that also serves local children. Families are encouraged to attend parent activities, student shows, and athletic events. The Modern Medics Clinic, a collaborative MWK effort, will serve students, staff, and the surrounding area in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
Provide medical and nutritional assistance to students, teachers, and staff
TEF and MWK Schools work collaboratively with the Modern Medics Clinic Tanzania to provide medical and nutritional assistance to teachers, students and staff, and the surrounding area. The building is complete; supplying the clinic and hiring staff is the next step.
Dr. Mastidia K. Rutaihwa is the director and co-founder of the clinic.