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Know Machabeng College International School of Lesotho



Introduction About Us Machabeng College – International School of Lesotho is an English Medium School which opened in 1977 in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Lesotho Ministry of Education. Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen of the Kingdom of Lesotho, is the Patron of Machabeng College. The school is a national asset, sited on government property, and within the constitutional framework is answerable to the Principal Secretary of Education.

The school is a fully accredited international institution of learning, functioning within a national context. It is open to all academically qualified students, regardless of religious affiliation or national origin. The school was founded as a joint initiative by the Ministry of Education and representatives of the Maseru English Medium Preparatory School. Its name, ‘Machabeng’, which is the Sesotho word for ‘international’, was chosen by the first group of students in 1977.

Machabeng has an optimum size of 500+ day and boarding students, of both genders, ranging in age from 11 to 20+ years. The school community is composed of more than 40 different nationalities. The staff size, including both teaching and non-teaching personnel is over 60. The school grounds comprise approximately 4 hectares of land, including a playing field, adjacent to the Royal Palace, close to the centre of Maseru, the capital of the Kingdom. of Lesotho.


Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso. Her Majesty The Queen is the Queen Consort of His Majesty King Letsie III of The Kingdom of Lesotho. She studied at Machabeng International College from 1990-1996 where she completed her International General Certificate for Secondary Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Her Majesty The Queen has been very supportive towards the College activities and kindly graces many of the College events with her presence.


The Machabeng College Board of Governors is a team consisting of selected parents and staff concerned with the healthy running and advancement of the college. The members of this team come together from various walks of life and coalesce their skills and experiences to create a continually progressive environment at Machabeng.

Philosophy Brief

Our philosophy of education is to offer the highest quality international education to students of wide-ranging abilities and nationalities. We value cultural diversity and seek to provide a caring, innovative and stimulating environment, which realizes the full potential and celebrates the success of every student.

We believe the school will develop the child as a whole person, provide them with learning-to-learn skills and will prepare them to lead a successful life in an inter-cultural world. This School encourages the active involvement of parents and the wider community in the learning process. We believe in developing students as high-level thinkers, with entrepreneurial and self-motivated research skills combined with the social skills needed to make them effective team players.