USAP Community School Class of 2023: A Journey of Growth and Lasting Bonds

On November 18, 2023, the sun set on the USAP Community School, marking the graduation of the Class of 2023. For 42 exceptional students, this day not only celebrated academic achievements but also marked two years of personal growth, dedication, and the formation of lasting connections. The Class of 2023 arrived as strangers to the … Continue reading USAP Community School Class of 2023: A Journey of Growth and Lasting Bonds

USAP Community School: Centering Africa

It’s 7 February 2022 – my first day as a Usaper. Normally, you would expect a lecture on how your classes would be, but alas, there is a test. The most fascinating thing is that it’s not a math test, chemistry or biology test, but rather an African map test. Yes, you read right, an … Continue reading USAP Community School: Centering Africa

USAP Community School 2023 Capstone Showcase

Curiosity is one of the elements assessed when selecting USAP Community School students. This skill becomes pivotal when one takes the Capstone course in their final year. At the beginning of the final year, each upper six student identifies an issue of concern in his or her community and then spends the year researching and … Continue reading USAP Community School 2023 Capstone Showcase

2023 Rise Global winner: Olly Mutsa Chitiza

Olly Mutsa Chitiza is a lower six student at USAP Community School and in October was named the 2023 Rise Global winner from Zimbabwe. Below she shares her journey to being a Rise Global winner. Growing up, I always wondered how and why as we proceeded with education, the number of girls who attended school … Continue reading 2023 Rise Global winner: Olly Mutsa Chitiza

USAPCS Finalist for Zayed Sustainability Prize

Congratulations to the USAP Community School student sustainability team for being selected as a finalist in the Global Schools competition for the Zayed Sustainability Prize! Our school is one of three finalists for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and among the 33 finalists for all prize categories chosen from 5,213 submissions. Students and a faculty member … Continue reading USAPCS Finalist for Zayed Sustainability Prize

USAPCS nears Phase 1 Building Completion!

The second and third quarter of 2023 came with amazing progress on the building front at our permanent USAP Community School campus just outside of Marondera. The USAP Community School opened in January 2020, is a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school that educates high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to excel at the world’s top universities and return home to … Continue reading USAPCS nears Phase 1 Building Completion!

Uniquely USAP: Students Representative Committee (SRC)

By Kudzaishe Blessed Chaonwa Upon arriving at USAP Community School, it’s easy for one to notice the absence of prefects, headgirl and headboy, which are notably staple leadership positions of any Zimbabwean school. In line with our Quaker value of equality, we believe that all USAP students possess equal potential of leading and serving. In … Continue reading Uniquely USAP: Students Representative Committee (SRC)

USAP Community School Applications Open!

Applications for the L6 cohort starting in January 2024 are now open with a deadline of September 22, 2023. The USAP Community School is a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school that educates motivated high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to excel at the world’s top universities and return home to build society. We center Africa, teach … Continue reading USAP Community School Applications Open!

USAPCS Success at African Science Festival

The Africa Science Buskers Festival (ASBF) is an international science communication showcase for young scientists, engineers, artists and science communicators in primary and high school. This year’s ASBF was held at Westridge High School in Harare from July 26-28, 2023. From thousands of entries, ASBF selected applicants 150 finalists from all over Zimbabwe as well … Continue reading USAPCS Success at African Science Festival

USAPCS Student Ruvarashe Moyo Recounts ISEF 2023

As a L6 student at USAP Community School, I was privileged enough to qualify at the Zimbabwe Science Fair earlier this year to be an ISEF finalist for the second time and attend the ISEF 2023 in Dallas, Texas. My project involved turning bricks into super-capacitors so as to use chemicals that are locally available … Continue reading USAPCS Student Ruvarashe Moyo Recounts ISEF 2023