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.