Nile Valley School is a comprehensive English medium school with over 330 students from Nursery class to Grade 11. Our school curriculum is based on the best aspects of the American “Common Core”.

This year we celebrate our 'First batch' of graduating High School students following the IGCSE Programme. We place a special emphasis on what we believe are the two most important aspects of any curriculum – literacy, numeracy and Ethics. In addition to the standard core academic subjects, Nile Valley students take a variety of other classes including Art, PE, Music, Arabic, Religious Studies, and ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

The school was founded in 2012 and owned by Nile Valley Education Services Co. Ltd. NVS is operating under the licenses of Sudan Federal Ministry of Education and Khartoum State Ministry of Education.

The motto of Nile Valley School is “Ethics and Academic Excellence.” Our teachers are all well trained and fully qualified. They bring to the school a high level of expertise, experience and enthusiasm. We believe that a rigorous curriculum is important and students need to be challenged to do their best every day. We also try to instil a “love of learning,” where students challenge themselves, both academically and behaviourally.

While we understand the importance of having a strong academic program, we also understand that school plays a big part in the social and emotional development of children. We want all of our students to understand the importance of respect, responsibility, honesty and integrity. Our staff work hard every day teaching and modelling the types of behaviours we think are important and valued by society as a whole. At Nile Valley we want all students to be able to demonstrate that they have a high level of respect for their friends, classmates, family, school staff and most importantly, themselves. With the right skills and proper moral values we believe our students will be well prepared to become the future leaders in society.

We work hard to make the environment friendly and supportive. We value the opportunity to teach them and want you to know we care about every student and family. We invite you to visit Nile Valley School and see for yourself the wonderful school environment that we have.






Jennifer Sharples


An experienced administrator and language arts specialist with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Jennie is enjoying her second year at NVS.  


Huda Abbas

IGCSE Coordinator

Ms. Huda Fadl received a master’s degree in Multicultural Education and Development from Ahfad University for Women 2015.


Sean Leite

Assistant Principal

An educational professional who focuses on the business and economic disciplines, Mr. Sean has been the vice-principal for two schools, one in South Africa and another in Riyadh KSA.


Afsana Khatun

Grade 3 Elementary Teacher

Originally from London, Afsana is very pleased to be here in Sudan and to be teaching at Nile Valley School.


David Harrison

Middle School Language Arts and High School Global Perspectives

David Harrison is from the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud” (New Zealand). He holds a BA in English Literature and Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching.  


Michael Higgins

Middle School Mathematics

While in college, Mr. Michael was hired as an assistant at a Children’s Center: preschool and pre-K children.


Marialejandra Alvarado

Pre-K Teacher

From Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Marialejandra holds a B.A. in Education from UCV, an International Teaching Certificate from TTC.


Mohanned Mustafa

ICT Teacher IGCSE Curriculum

Mr Mohanned has been teaching for 11 years and this is his second year at NVS. Before he joined Nile Valley School he completed his Postgraduate degree at Kent University


Shelby Pohndorff

Grade 2 Elementary Teacher

Ms. Shelby has been working in international education for 6 years. She has taught in Spain, Italy, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Mexico.


Padric Matter

Middle School Social Studies

Mr. Padric has been teaching for four years with three years of international teaching experience.


Mandy Flowers

Senior Kindergarten Teacher

Entering her third year at NVS, Ms. Mandy earned her BSc. degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas in Austin.


Marilyn Kaminski

Nursery Teacher

Ms. Marilyn is an American citizen from Micronesia and has lived and taught there and in other countries for over thirty years.


James Foley

Grade 5 Elementary Teacher

This is Mr. Jim’s first year at Nile Valley School and he is delighted to be joining the school in Year 5.


Suhail Riaz

High School Mathematics

Mr Suhail is entering his third year at NVS. Born in Scotland he holds a PGCE secondary teaching certificate from Strathclyde University and a BSc.


Sharifa Pardes

Library Teacher

Ms Sharifa has a BA in Law from Glasgow University, and one year`s credit in PGCE primary teaching from Strathclyde University.


Olen King

Sports Teacher

Mr Olen is entering his 8th year as a teacher overseas, and his 6th year at Nile Valley School.



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PO Box 15090

+249 01837 31717(16)


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