The Toolkit and following Case Study on Silverleaf Academy should be used by aspiring private school
owners as guidelines for best practices in opening a primary school in Tanzania. The Toolkit walks through
the reader through the regulatory process of opening a school site, from site identification to school opening.
The Toolkit also provides a summary of key challenges to opening a private primary school, as well as
strategic recommendations for success. Immediately following the Toolkit are links to resource points for
completing the school registration process.
The supplementing Case Study on Silverleaf Academy is intended to act as lessons learned for the education
sector in Tanzania. Sharing the knowledge learned by Silverleaf in its first year and a half of operations will
improve awareness and efficiency throughout the sector for the government, donors, and aspiring private
schools on the obstacles aspiring private schools face, as well as recommendations on how to mitigate
against these challenges in future school openings.