List of international schools in Kenya

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list of international schools in Kenya

This is a list of International schools in Kenya. However before I explore with you this, it would be important to let you know that Kenya is a host of international schools offering some of the best know curriculum around the world.

If you are an expat, please note that Kenya follows the 8.4.4 system. This means 8 years of primary education, 4 of secondary education and 4 of tertiary education. However, there are plans to roll out a new system of education, the Competent Based System.

Here is a list of schools that offer alternative international education in Kenya.

List of International Schools in Kenya: Fee and Locations

1.The Banda School

The Banda School is a preparatory school that offers the British Curriculum. It’s Located in Nairobi, the Capital City.

They aim to

  • Bring out a balanced and broad kind of education in every student.
  • Encourage ambition to excel in all spheres of life.
  • Create a nurturing environment that makes every child safe.
  • Develop Self-confidence, inquiring mind and skills in very child.
  • Promote tolerance and acceptance by promoting global diversity and preparing the learners to become future global citizens.
Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 1-13
Fee per year Ksh. 1842750 (US$ 18427.50)
Location Nairobi

2. St. Mary’s School

This is a private Catholic school that is well known to produce students that are all round academically, spiritually and physically.

The school is famous for molding leaders and your child will definitely come out a role model and a great leader.

Curriculum British, Catholic
Language of instruction English
Ages 6-18
Fee per year Not in the public domain
Location Nairobi

3. Nairobi International School

Nairobi International School provides technology based to all its learners. The school embraces students from all races, religion and nationalities.

The school does not get to this list of international schools in Kenya by mistake. It is one of the best schools around.

Learners are taught the value of hard work, integrity and self discipline and caring for each other.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year 871500 (US$ 8715.00)
Location Nairobi

4. The Netherlands school Nairobi

This is the only school that offers the Dutch curriculum in Nairobi. If you are looking for a Dutch school, you may not have an alternative.

They take in kids as young as one and half years old.

Though a small school, it’s a dynamic school that combines the characteristics of the Dutch culture and the International Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

Curriculum International, Dutch
Language of instruction English, Dutch
Ages 6-12
Fee per year Ksh. 888,642 (US$ 8886.42)
Location Nairobi

5. Potterhouse School

The school is deeply rooted in the biblical scripture about a Potter as narrated in the book of Jeremiah. It goes without saying that this is a Christian school that attracts learners from all cultures and races.

The school is located in Runda, Nairobi and was established in the year 2002.

Curriculum British, Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-16
Fee per year Ksh. 635,600 (US$ 6356.00)
Location Nairobi

6. Braeburn School

Braeburn School is an international school located in Nairobi and offering both the British And International curriculum.

Is one of the well known schools in Kenya that values and celebrates diversity, personal growth and provide a friendly and supportive environment to its learners.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 3-18
Fee per year Ksh. 1491600 (US$ 14916.00)
Location Nairobi

7. Agha Khan Academy

The Agha Khan Academy, named after his holiness the Agha Khan, is an international school located in Parklands.

The school follows the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is administered by the Cambridge University and International Baccalaureate.

Agha Khan Academies are also found in other major cities in Kenya such as Mombasa and Kisumu .

Curriculum International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 705,000 (US$7050.00)
Location Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu.

8. German school

This is an international school that offers education for Germans as well as foreign-speaking citizens in Kenya.

There class population averages 20 students and a maximum of 25 students. On this list of international schools in Kenya, it is the only school that offers instruction in German language.

Their main aim is the promotion of student advancement through their encouragement to design individual learning processes as they progress with schoolwork.
With this, production of all-rounded students is evident as they are able to acquire knowledge for their class work, skills and proficiency.

 With the school being a lively site for the German Culture, it not only gives access to the German language but also to the German Curriculum with its utility being a plus in all German Speaking countries worldwide.

Curriculum German
Language of instruction German, English
Ages 1-18
Fee per year Ksh. 1349985 (US$13500.00)
Location Nairobi

9. Light International School

Light school has campuses located in all major cities in Kenya. The school is dedicated to the British curriculum and offers both boarding and day facilities.

Learners are taken through Kindergarten and A level from age 3 to age 18.

The school accepts students from all background of culture, race and social status.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 3-18
Fee per year Ksh. 727,000(US$7270.00)
Location Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu

10. Brook Hurst International School

Brookhurst International School is a progressive, multicultural, value based day and boarding school based in Kenya. BIS, as they call themselves, currently offers its students the highest standard of British curriculum education between years 4 to A level.

 Brookhurst superb campus spans vast acres of the plains of Kajiado County. The school is located in Kiserian area along Isinya-Pipeline Road.

Curriculum British, Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 8-18
Fee per year Ksh. 435000 (US$4350.00)
Location Kiserian, Kajiado County

11. Crawford International School

Crawford International is a school committed to developing leaders through various leadership programs and encouraging interaction on various levels.

This is achieved by a strong differentiated leadership program developed for each year.

Whether in the classroom, on the sports field or in the cultural arena there are many different roles that students can fill that allows them to work with others for a common purpose.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 540,000 (US$5400.00)
Location Tatu City, Kiambu 

12. Sabis International School Runda

Sabis is an international school that takes its learners through KG1 TO Grade 5. It’s located in Runda.

It focuses on providing the international system of education.

Curriculum International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 721,000 (US$7210.00)
Location Runda, Nairobi 

13. Kenton College Preparatory school

Kenton College Preparatory School is located in the leafy suburb of Kileleshwa on 35 acres of beautiful land.

The Headmistress, Mrs Maureen Cussans says that the college, ‘aims to provide a purposeful and happy environment, with opportunities for children of all races between the ages of 6 and 13 years to discover and exploit talents and strengths, and so develop academically, culturally, physically, socially and spiritually. The caring and supportive character of the school enables children to flourish in a community where values of honesty, self-reliance, co-operation, respect for and consideration of others are nurtured.’

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 6-18
Fee per year Ksh. 1830000 (US$18300.00)
Location Kileleshwa, Nairobi 

14. Stem International School

Stem International school offers American Curriculum with strong emphasis on STEM( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Students are introduced to new levels of learning in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, STEM Connections, Creative Arts, Engineering, Technology, Physical Education and Community Service all in a Christian environment.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 6-18
Fee per year Ksh.538000 (US$5380.00)
Location Kileleshwa, Nairobi 

15. St. Austin’s Academy.

St. Austin’s Academy was founded in 1970 and has four categories. The categories are Kindergarten, Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary.

The school is known as for its conducive learning environment, individualized teaching and it world class teaching.

The school teaches International Curriculum for learners aged 2-18 years.

Curriculum International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh604,500 (US$6045.00)
Location Nairobi 

16. Nairobi Academy

Nairobi Academy is a well known school that teaches the IGSCE and A-levels.

The school caters for learners aged 2-18 years of age.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh463000 (US$4630.00)
Location Nairobi 

17. International School of Kenya

On this list of international schools in Kenya, this is by far the most expensive. And as the name suggests, it is truly International.

The school offers the American and International curriculum besides bringing up a well round learner in areas such as religion, sports and creative performance.

Curriculum American, International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 2840774 (US$28407.00)
Location Nairobi 

18. Oshwal Academy

This is a well school known school especially with the Indian community in Kenya. The school has four sections, the Kindergarten, Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper secondary.

It has campuses in Nairobi and Mombasa.

Oshwal Academy is a dynamic supportive learning environment providing an inclusive, holistic educational experience that cultivates knowledge, skills, leadership, and self-directed learning in a global society.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh.273,000(US$2730.00)
Location Nairobi 

19. West Nairobi School

This a Christian international school based in Karen having opened doors to the public in 1996 in Kilimani.

The school is a mixed day taking care of Kindergarten kids to high School( 12th Grade) by offering the North American Christian education.

Curriculum American Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 4-12
Fee per year Not Known
Location Karen, Nairobi 

20. Cavina School

Cavina aims to develop many qualities in the children who come through her gates – academic excellence, an inquiring mind, a sense of moral and social responsibility, and most of all recognition of their relationship with their Creator who has revealed Himself through His son Jesus.

Cavina is a Christian School – Christian Truth providing the foundation upon which the school stands and becoming an integral part of each child’s daily experience. Consequently, the pupils hear of the Good News of Christ’s redeeming love for mankind – a love that cuts across all barriers of race and religion – so that an awareness of that love forms the vital bond which unites such a mixed community. All students take an active part in morning assemblies and scripture lessons that are centered on the Bible, the inspired word of God.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-13
Fee per year Ksh. 588,000(US$5800.00)
Location Nairobi 

21. Rusinga School

Rusinga School is a Christian school located in the leafy suburb of Lovington and offering the British system of education.

Learners begin at Kindergarten, preparatory and finally to senior high school through the junior high school.

Curriculum British, Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 633,000(US$6330.00)
Location Lovington, Nairobi 

22. Braeburn Garden estate school

This is a co-educational international school that caters for learners aged 3-18 years.

The school sits on a beautiful 30 acre piece of land that boasts excellent facilities.

The school is a IB World School and a member of the COBIS.

Learners at BGES come from various backgrounds representing over 80 nationalities. With emphasis put on academics, sports, drama, music and the arts.

Learners start at the nursery to year 11, year 12 and 13 learners go through International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career Related Programmes.

Curriculum British, International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-13
Fee per year Ksh. 1419300(US$14193.00)
Location Garden Estate, Nairobi 

23. GEMS Cambridge International school Nairobi

GEMS helps students develop character through a supportive and culturally diverse community, with an emphasis on positive relationships to help build their self-esteem and confidence in a rapidly changing world.

The school offers an engaging and challenging academic environment that gives students both the desire to learn and the skills to achieve at the highest level based on an English curriculum.

The school as they say ‘believe in the importance of a rigorous, holistic education and encourage students to develop their talents and abilities through involvement in the fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations’.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 1190510(US$11905.00)
Location Nairobi 

24. Braeside School

Braeside School is located on Muthangari road, Lovington, Nairobi.

The school offers an international version of the British National Curriculum and takes care of needs of kids aged 2 to 17 years.

Today the school boasts students from over 50 nationalities where learning takes place in a very conducive environment.

Curriculum British
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh. 751500(US$7515.00)
Location Nairobi 

25. Rosslyn Academy

This is an international school offering the North American curriculum for learners from preschool up to 12th grade.

The school is Christian based and located in Gigiri, Nairobi.  Being a Christian school each student participates in Christian Religious Education (C.R.E) classes.

Curriculum American
Language of instruction English
Ages 4-18
Fee per year Unknown
Location Nairobi 

26. Lyce’e Denis Diderot

This is an international school whose main language of instruction is French. They call themselves the best French International in Kenya. It is the only French school on this list of international schools in Kenya.

Curriculum French
Language of instruction French, English
Ages 3-18
Fee per year Ksh. 689,120(US$6891.00)
Location Nairobi 

27. Peponi

Peponi School is located on Thika Road, Kiambu County next to Brookside Dairies. The school houses both Peponi House a preparatory school and Peponi School, a senior school.

Curriculum British, Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 3-18
Fee per year Unknown
Location Nairobi 

28. Woodland Star International school

Based in Limuru, Woodland International School offers the International curriculum.

There are known for their core values of Passion, Innovation, Respect, connected-ness and environmental protection.

Curriculum International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-14
Fee per year Ksh1306212( US$ 13062.00)
Location Nairobi 

29. WoodCreek School

WoodCreek School is located on Kamiti Road North of Nairobi in Kiambu County. The school whose core values are integrity, Compassion, responsibility, Christ-Centered and embracing the community, takes learners through Kindergarten, Keystage 1, Keystage 2 and Keystage 3&4.

Curriculum British, Christian
Language of instruction English
Ages 3-16
Fee per year Ksh750000( US$ 7500.00)
Location Nairobi 

30. Hillcrest International School.

Based in Nairobi, Hillcrest International School offers the British Curriculum for children aged 11/2 years to 18 years.

Their campus is located on beautiful gardens in the heart of Karen suburb. This is the place where, ‘ we inspire each child to achieve their own individual personal excellence. As a result, they grow to become valuable members of our global community’.

Curriculum British, International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh1,845,300( US$ 18453.00)
Location Nairobi 

31. Greensteads International School

Greensteads International School in Located along The Nairobi- Nakuru Highway in Nakuru town. It sits a on a 50-acre piece of land.

They take care of children ages 3 years all the way young adults aged 18 years. The school follows the British curriculum and has a boarding and day sections.

Curriculum British, International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh786,000( US$ 7860.00)
Location Nakuru, Nakuru County.

32. St. Andrew’s Turi

Finally yet importantly on this list of international schools in Kenya, is St. Andrew’s Turi. Peter and Jean Lavers (fondly referred to as Ma and Pa) founded the school in 1931. At that time, it had only 30 students. Today over 600 students know this as their only school.

The school has a Pre School and a Senior school.

They have boarding section and a day section, catering for kids aged 2- 18 years.

Curriculum British, International
Language of instruction English
Ages 2-18
Fee per year Ksh2299800( US$ 22998.00)
Location Nanyuki, Laikipia County.

Conclusion

From this list of international schools in Kenya, it is no secret most of these schools are located in Nairobi or its environs. A few like St. Andrew Turi are located far from Nairobi.

I you are looking to enroll you child, please note that the fee listed above for each school is the maximum fee you can pay.

The payable fee depends on;

  • The grade you are enrolling you child.
  • Whether you child is a day scholar or a border.

Moreover, some of these schools are offering discounts for other sibling joining the school. You could get up to 10% off the second child enrolled and 15% discount for a third child enrolled.

I would be happy if this guide helped you find your dream international school in Kenya from this list .

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