This is a list of Most Expensive Schools in Kenya. Education is seen as the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. However, in Kenya, some of the ‘passports’ come at a cost that is enough to buy you a parcel of land and set up a nice bungalow upcountry. Parents with vast resources, spare no cent to ensure their children get any advantage they can early in life, which translates to enrolling them in the most elite schools in the country. Expensive Schools in Kenya
The International School of Kenya was founded in 1976 through a partnership between the United States of America and Canada. The learning institution is situated in Kitusuru on a forty-acre former coffee plantation.
International School of Kenya was ranked 7th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility
The annual tuition rates include; Pre-Kindergarten $16243,Kindergarten $25713,grade one to five $27129,grade six to eight $28349,grade nine to ten $29950,grade eleven to twelve $31142,bus fees$2200 and application fees $400. Some of their co-curriculum activities include Lacrosse, photography, gardening, debates and basketball. With their multi-million dollar facility, top-tier education and opportunities offered after studies, the prices are justified.
The school formed from the 210293 Nairobi International School (NIS), but financial troubles prompted the United States Embassy and Canadian High Commission to take over operations of the school in 1976, renaming it the International School of Kenya. ISK, as it is more commonly known, is divided into three schools: the Elementary School that teaches students from pre-kindergarten to grade 5, the Middle School, which teaches grades 6-8, and the High School that teaches grades 9-12.
Each school has its own principal and counselor, and largely its own teaching staff, though some subject staff are shared. Teachers are predominantly from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Each school has classrooms and recreational areas, while the three schools share libraries, cafeteria, and facilities for sports and the arts. The Arts Center is acclaimed as the best theatre facility in Nairobi. The school has a gymnasium, heated outdoor swimming pool, and playing fields. In 2006, a construction project was started to expand the high school. It was completed in December 2007, and students were moved in the following month.
School sports include basketball, rugby, football, tennis, volleyball, track and field, and swimming. Every year high school students participate in the international ISSEA tournaments for all sports and STEM fields.
The school is located on the outskirts of Nairobi at the end of Peponi Road and is surrounded by coffee plantations.
The student body of over 950 represents some 65 different nationalities. Around a quarter are American, with Kenyan, British, Canadian, Swedish and Dutch nationalities following in representation.
St Andrew’s School Turi is also one of the priciest learning institutions in Kenya. Founded in 1931, the school is located near Nakuru Kenya at Molo on a lavish three hundred acre estate. It is a Christian boarding school based on strong values with high expectations set for all pupils. The stunning environment and gorgeous facilities place the institution at the top of the hierarchy of the most unique schools. The students are tested in seven subjects that is English, Mathematics, History, Science, French, Geography and Religious Studies. The academic progress of each learner is monitored by a class teacher for those in years one to five but those in years six to eight, a tutor is assigned instead. The class sizes are small to ensure each student receives maximum attention
There is a five per cent discount off basic fees for second and subsequent children. For nursery, about Kshs166000;for year one to two about Kshs 332000(day);approximately Kshs 630800(weekly boarding);approximately Kshs668000(full boarding);years three to four(day school) about Kshs448500,(weekly boarding) about Kshs 655400,(full boarding) about Kshs689900;years five to six(day school) about Kshs 480700,(weekly boarding) about Kshs 702500, (full boarding) about Kshs739500;years seven to eight (day school) Kshs518200,(weekly boarding) Kshs757400,(full boarding) Kshs797300. St Andrew’s School Turi is one of the most costly schools in Kenya.
A registration deposit of 50% of one term’s boarding fees per child is required to reserve an offered place and is refunded at the time of leaving. There is a 5% discount off basic fees for second and subsequent children. For all financial queries or questions regarding fees, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillcrest International Schools is a British Curriculum school based in, Nairobi, Kenya. It has three sections namely: Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory School and Hillcrest Secondary School. established in 1965, is located along Langata road in Nairobi County. Occupying a vast thirty-five-acre piece of land in the leafy suburbs of Karen, the school has a preparatory and secondary school. Hillcrest Early Years School(HEY) caters for children aged between eighteen months and six years and aims at creating a fun-filled, creative and caring environment. On the other hand, Hillcrest Preparatory School(HPS) and secondary schools(HSS) provide for older learners. The institution has a total of about five hundred students, with over 33 nationalities being represented. The ratio of international to local students is 33:67. A large percentage of the student institution term;(year nine) Kshs 635500,(year ten) Kshs635500,(year eleven) Kshs 635500,(year twelve) Kshs671500,(year thirteen) Kshs671500. As much as the fee could cost you an arm and a leg it is worth it. Expensive Schools in Kenya
The origins of Hillcrest International Schools started with Hillcrest Preparatory School which was founded in 1965 by educationalist Dorothy Noad and long-serving government employee Frank Thompson. Hillcrest Preparatory secured its international school status in 1972, when it became a member of IAPS; joining a conglomerate of British Curriculum schools across the world. In 1975, Kenneth Matiba, Stephen Smith and Frank Thompson partnered to start the Hillcrest Secondary School. Expensive Schools in Kenya
It is situated on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site in the Nairobi suburb of Karen. The school caters for the international, professional, and local business communities.
Hillcrest Early Years
Hillcrest Early Years (HEY)
The school has; Nursery 1 (18 months – 3 years), Nursery 2 (3 – 4 years), Reception (4 – 5 years) and Year 1 (5 – 6 years).
Hillcrest Preparatory School
The preparatory school’s facilities include 32 general classrooms, two laboratories, a library, two art rooms, a multipurpose hall, a swimming pool, a music centre with four practice rooms and a teaching/rehearsal space, an open-air amphitheatre, two computer laboratories, and a learning-support Center, Design and Technology center and an art room.
Hillcrest Secondary School
The secondary and preparatory school share facilities such as a twenty five metre pool, canoes, basketball courts and netball courts. There is a conserved area commonly known as ‘The Nature Trail’ which mainly consists of indigenous trees and hosts animals such as jackals, snakes, birds and hares.
The sixth form has 60 to 75 students in each year, most of whom continue to university, mainly in the UK, but also in the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa.
There is also a boarding house, Toad Hall, which sits on the school site, capable of housing 16 girls and 16 boys.
The school year runs from September to July and IGCSE/’O’ and ‘A’ level exams are set and marked by CIE (Cambridge International Examinations), AQA and Edexcel. The school has also recently introduced BTEC programmes in Performing arts, Sports, Business, Travel & Tourism and Art & Design (Photography).
The school, of about 440 students, has its largest groups coming from Kenya and Britain. The staff are recruited from Britain and Kenya.
Located on Magadi Road opposite the Nairobi National Park, in the tranquil suburb of Karen, this international school is ranked among the best in Kenya and one of the largest Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) outside the UK.
Enormous effort went into putting up this international school’s infrastructure while peacefully co-existing with the wildlife. Priding itself in being at the forefront of e-Learning in Kenya, all pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 have an iPad. Annual school fees for children aged between 1-13 averages at Ksh1,935,000.
This group of schools established in 1981 is synonymous with their yellow buses (before the Interior ministry gave a directive for all schools to paint their buses yellow) which are often seen plying the private residences in Runda and other leafy suburbs.
Its Karen campus sits on 14 acres, right adjacent to the Nairobi National Park.
Renown for producing some of the most gifted musicians including the late E-sir among a host of gifted alumnus, their on-campus Burudani Theatre is a world-class performing arts venue for music concerts, drama performances, and other activities.
In 2013 it was the venue for the historic inaugural presidential debates in the run-up to the Kenyan presidential election in March of that year.
Annual fees for children aged between 2-18 years averages at Ksh2,030,000. Expensive Schools in Kenya
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Established in 1989, the school employs a few external teachers to promote Karate, Tae-Kwondo, Trampolining, Chess and even Pottery.
The main school facilities are utilised for activities such as swimming and tennis with the music department boasting of a world-class orchestra.Annual school fees for children aged between 13-18 years stands at Ksh2,090,025.
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