The Primary Department follows the Cambridge Primary Curriculum with adaptations for the national topics appropriate to Malawi. Cambridge Primary, for 5-11 year olds, gives Mzuzu International Academy a curriculum framework to develop English, Mathematics, and Science skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. It provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning. It enables teachers to assess children's learning as they progress with two optional assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.