Haven of Peace Academy
(HOPAC)], Dar es Salaam
is a Christian International School situated in Dar-es-Salaam
, East Africa
with 315 students from Reception to Grade 12. HOPAC brings together a rich blend of students from 34 different countries and a variety of religious backgrounds including Christian
. While the majority of students come from families of missionaries and the expatriate community, one third are Tanzanian.
HOPAC was founded by missionaries from several organizations who saw the need for quality, affordable Christian education for their children. The first school year commenced March 1994 with 4 teachers and 50 students ranging from Reception to Grade 6.
The school's mission is to "to provide an excellent, Christ-centered, international education that meets western academic standards and equips students to live out a biblical worldview in all areas of life to the glory of God."
In 2001 the school moved to its current campus which consists of and overlooks the Indian Ocean on the north side of Dar es Salaam. Teachers serve as unpaid volunteers and are sent by various Christian mission organizations and churches.
HOPAC uses the IGCSE and AS/A level system from Cambridge International Examinations
(CIEs) with exams taken May/June for Grades 10, 11 and 12. The subjects offered for IGCSE include History, Geography, Mathematics, Bible, English (language and literature),German, French, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The subjects... Read More