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We provide a school environment which is caring, secure, healthy & orderly, where every student is valued, respected and encouraged to develop his/her self-esteem. Our students are given opportunity to solve problems through critical thinking, reflection & evaluation.


Academic and support staff work collaboratively and independently to produce quality results that reflect personal pride and responsibility. We are forward looking and promoters of positive change.


We are a school with a nurturing and multicultural environment committed to providing optimal learning opportunities for every student to achieve, at his/her functional level, academic excellence, and develop values, attitudes and characters for responsible and productive citizenship in a fast changing world.


Our values drive everything we do. They are central to the way we learn, develop character and relate to others.


Director, Mrs. Battu Jambawai | DAWN Int

Battu Beatrice Jambawai is a former teacher and staff of the United Nations.


Welcome to DAWN International School Sierra Leone

In September 2020, Dawn International School, Freetown Sierra Leone will be celebrating its second birthday! A lot has happened since September 2018. In our first year we offered only the international curriculum but by the second year we introduced the Sierra Leone National Curriculum as a result of popular requests. We are now offering the British International Curriculum and Sierra Leone National Curriculum from year I to VI. By the grace of God we will have Junior Secondary I in the Sierra Leone National Curriculum in September. Our children and their parents have cherished the school environment, staff and our way of imparting knowledge. We praise, thank and glorify our God and Father who has brought us so far!


Like all other schools in Sierra Leone, we could not complete the academic year due to the outburst of Covid-19. The school was preparing for its first Inter-House Sports when the index case of Covid-19 was announced in Freetown causing the Government of Sierra Leone to order closure of schools on the 31 March 2020. Our children have not resumed regular classes since them. In June we started giving them assignments to keep them engaged until end of July while we await government announcement regarding reopening of schools. We cannot wait to start school again.


As we prepare to return to school, we should all, that is students, teachers, support staff, parents and guardians be ready for the new ways of doing things. For instance the children and staff are going to wear face masks most of the time while they are indoors and we will reduce the play time to minimize physical contacts among the children. We started hand washing and temperatures recording before we closed in March. These practices will be more intensive in the new term until we put Covid-19 behind us. Since our school is very new and small we do not have the challenge of overcrowding.


We have a safe and conducive learning environment for your child, very dedicated staff members and several support services including a sick bay with a trained and qualified Nurse and school breakfast and lunch.

Registration is now in progress and there are places for pre-school, Cambridge Year I to V and Sierra Leone Education Curriculum Prep I –VI. Relevant materials and pieces of information including admissions and medical forms, direction to the school, fee structures and uniforms are available on this website. You can also visit the school Monday to Friday from 01 July 2020 for further information.


Yours faithfully

Battu Beatrice Jambawai


Our Core Values


  • The individual differences that make each child unique

  • The common bonds that build a strong and vibrant community

  • High achievement in learning and conduct

  • Self-discipline and taking responsibility for our decisions

  • Integrity and trustworthiness in all our dealings

  • Diligence and persistence

School Song


DAWN School Song - Vocals
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Oh Dawn Inter, Dawn Inter

National School

With equal opportunity

For boys and girls (X2)


1. It’s new dawn

It’s a new day

With guidance of parents and teachers

We strive to achieve academic excellence

And develop great values

To build a brighter tomorrow!


2. It’s a new dawn

It’s a new day

Our teachers and parents motivate us

We care for each other and environment

And our country Sierra Leone

So bless us God and guide us!


Oh Dawn Inter, Dawn Inter

National School

With equal opportunity

For boys and girls (X2)

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