The historical background of the school, Soofia International, Botha Bothe dates back to the years between 1905 and 1910 when the Muslim Community of Lesotho establishes the first ever Mosque, otherwise called masjid in Botha Bothe, which they named after the great St. Soofie. Then in the late 1950s, an English Medium School, and this too was named St Soofie. Unfortunately, an accidental fire outbreak in1971 razed down the entire compound, housing both the mosque and inaugural school building.
Undaunted and undeterred by the incident, the same Muslim Community in 1988 applied to the Lands office for a bigger school site dues to the increasing roll of the defunct school. The Land Authority, in mutual agreement with the Community grated the request in exchange for the hitherto bankrolled by Lesotho Muslim Community and was completed in January 1990. IN earnest, regular classes of Standard One to five were enrolled in February the same year with a modest initial of 70 students.
The school was eventually registered and given the registration number 161003. It is a matter of immense joy and immeasurable sense of pride that the school has ever since 1992 been presenting Basotho children for primary school leaving examinations. It is on record equally that Soofia, until its most recent transformations has maintained a steady record of 100 percent pass rate yearly in the primary school leaving examinations.
In 1998, in an effort to enhance a proper and sound education foundation among the 4 to 6 age bracket, a pre-school section was incorporated. As it stands today, Soofia is one of the best schools at the primary school level in churning out excellent and well packaged scholars in the country.
Soofia hs been going though regular and steady transformations over the years. So, in 2005 and due largely to popular demand by enthusiastic parents, the then Soofia English Medium School expanded to include secondary one pupil, otherwise referred to as Junior Certificate (JC). With the record progress being made at these different levels, and by the special grace of God the persistent request of parents on the Community, the school enrolled students into the secondary two (2) formerly known as the Cambridge School Overseas School Certificate (COSC) section in 2008.
In 2004, Soofia took the bull by the horns to become an affiliate of the CAIE and the pioneer school in offering the International General School Certificate Examinations (IGCSE), the Advanced Subsidiary / Advanced Levels (AS/A Levels) of Education. These levels of educational attainments provide the educational qualifications that learners need to meet the perquisite requirements for admission into the tertiary institutions of higher level of their choice both here at home and outside the shores of the country.
Currently the school has acquired an independent and international status, hence the change of its name to Soofia International School, Botha Bothe. The tag “Soofia” has remained in everlasting memory of the patron saint Soofie.