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Top ten best private schools in Kenya 2023


Kenya International School

The US and Canadian governments established the International School of Kenya (ISK) in 1976 as a private, nonprofit coeducational day school. Kenya’s most costly foreign school charges $34,000 (KSh 4.1 million) each year. The 40-acre rural school is eight kilometers from Nairobi’s city center.

An arts center, a 547-seat theatre, an amphitheatre, a clay work area, a library, a media center, design and fabrication technology labs, four computer labs and eight mobile computer labs, 1-to-1 devices from grades 3-8, and other iPad carts to support curriculum in different areas, a gymnasium, science laboratories, a cafeteria, a solar-heated swimming pool, five tennis courts, two large playing fields, state-of-the-art classrooms, a multi-

1000 students from 65 countries and 432 staff members from 16 countries guarantee that pupils learn about other cultures. My “Top 10 Private Schools in Nairobi” ranking is second.

Strathmore School

Since 1961, this Christian-oriented private school has been Kenya’s top private school. It ranks among the top 5 KCSE schools every year. Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa, Dollar Billionaire and Senator Gideon Moi, award-winning artists Nameless, Vanessa Mdee, and Shrekeezy, Members of Parliament Honorable Dalmas Otieno EGH, EBS, and Honorable Julius Kipyegon, and NFL player Daniel Adongo are among its most notable alumni. Alumni excel in academics, leadership, art, and athletics. This school’s grads attend Ivy League and top UK institutions.

Brookhouse School

Brookhouse School in Karen and Runda is one of East and Central Africa’s most prestigious international schools. The campuses have top-notch, upgraded amenities. This school’s pupils often get into Ivy League colleges and top UK institutions.Business and corporate Brookhouse graduates excel. Their schooling is excellent.

Banda School

The Banda School, adjacent Nairobi National Park in Karen, is a top British-curriculum international school in Kenya. The founders of Kaptagat Preparatory School in Eldoret moved the school to Nairobi in 1966 to create the International School. Mr. and Mrs. Chitty created a unique school atmosphere with their extensive education background. The school’s varied student body and rich history provide kids the chance to understand, appreciate, and respect others. A top school has advanced academic and sporting facilities.

Peponi School

Peponi has three schools. These include Peponi House – Kabete Kindergarten, a preparatory school in Kabete, and Peponi School, a senior school on a huge ranch on Thika Road outside Nairobi. Peponi School has quickly established itself as one of the world’s top institutions despite its younger age. Peponi School was founded as an exclusive, autonomous, co-educational residential school. International students study for IGCSEs and A Levels. One of East Africa’s most attractive and well-equipped schools. My Top 10 Private Schools in Nairobi list includes it because of its rigorous standards that generate well-rounded and curious students.

Braeburn Schools

East Africa’s most trusted international schools are Braeburn Schools, with campuses in Kenya and Tanzania. They have a strong academic record. They prepare graduates for further education and global employment. Braeburn students get scholarships annually. The most recent scholarships were to Columbia institution, an Ivy League institution in New York, and the University of Cambridge, perhaps the top university in the UK and the second oldest in the English-speaking world. Every international school has great amenities. They made my Top 10 Private Schools in Nairobi list because of their excellent track record and amenities

Hillcrest International Schools

These Karen schools are noted for their high-quality education and diversified student population. Early years, preparatory, and secondary schools are adjacent. The school offers top-notch boarding.Hillcrest provides full, weekly, and flexi boarding in a safe, secure family setting. Students may improve learning. Gems Cambridge International School bought the school for 1.5 billion, shuttered its KSh3 billion facility, and transferred its pupils to Hillcrest. The new owners’ financial might will help the school grow.

Light  Academy

Light International Schools has 3 Nairobi, 1 Mombasa, and 1 Malindi schools. Schools provide British and 8-4-4 curriculum. Karen has the high school, Lavington the primary, and Lenana the kindergarten. All schools provide British curriculum, however only Karen and Mombasa offer 8-4-4. 8-4-4 schools excel academically. The Karen branch has been among the top 10 KCSE schools for 10 years.

The institution provides great boarding, athletic, and academic facilities. All students get laundry services and sleep in carpeted rooms with TVs and other amenities. Active alumni. Alumni may gather at the Nairobi alumni office. The office conducts several alumni gatherings. LIS also places graduates in Kenyan internships. This aids career choice. It improves their Ivy League applications. This may explain why many pupils gain scholarships and entrance to Ivy League institutions in the US and top universities worldwide.

Rosslyn Academy

Christian International School Gigiri is in Nairobi. One of three American-curriculum international schools in Nairobi. American education promotes a rigorous, innovative, and truth-seeking cooperation between teacher and student. Rosslyn teaches by such ideals. Rossyln has developed from a mission-based school in 1940s Tanzania with one instructor and four pupils to an International Christian School with a big campus in Nairobi serving over 650 missionary, diplomatic, and business students.

Kenton  Preparatory

Kenton  provides a meaningful and cheerful environment for children of all races on 35 acres near Kileleshwa. Their well-balanced curriculum assures that every Kenton graduate may attend a secondary school of their choice in Kenya or abroad and succeed in life. The school offers athletics, art, and music co-curriculars. This helps pupils graduate well-rounded.




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