They say that education is the key but they have made it so expensive for the common ‘mwananchi.’ The education system in Kenya can be compared to that created by the Jim Crow laws in the United States where the blacks had their schools different from those of the whites. The difference in Kenya, however, is between the rich and the poor. The rich have their established schools offering quality education with different curriculums. The common mwanachi does not have a choice but to take his or her children to the ‘common school.’ This is a list of the most expensive schools in Kenya.
The top 3 most expensive schools in Kenya based on admission fee, tuition fee, and bus fee are:
- International School of Kenya (ISK)
- Greensteds International School
- St. Andrews Turi
1. International School of Kenya (ISK)
This school comes first among the most expensive schools in the country. It is located along Kirawa road in Nairobi’s Runda suburb. The amount of money parents pay for their children in this school is mind-boggling. Even if you are given a chance to guess how much these parents pay, you will not guess a value that is even close to the actual amount. The population of students in this school is less than 1,000, coming from more than 65 countries.
ISK is a private school considered to be non-profit and offering the best quality of education in the region. The school was started as a joint partnership between the government of Canada and that of the United States to offer American Curriculum System.
- Admission fee is Ksh. 40,000
- Tuition fee per year from Kindergarten to grade 12 is between Ksh. 1,500,000 to Ksh. 2,900,000.
- Bus fee is Ksh. 190,000
2. Greensteds International School
The school is located 16Km from Nakuru. The Greensteds International School was established in 1936 and it offers education from early years, that is, age 2, to the sixth form (Age 18). The school is based on the British Curriculum System.
- Admission fee is Ksh. 25,000 for early years and Ksh. 50,000 for years 1 to 13.
- Tuition boarding fee ranges from Ksh. 349,000 to Ksh. 734,500 each term.
- Day scholars pay between Ksh.114,000 to Ksh. 374,000 each term.
3. St. Andrew’s School Turi
The school is located in Turi, near Molo town in Nakuru. It is among the international schools in Kenya, with many admiring it due to the quality of education it provides. However, due to its expensive charges, not many can afford it. The school offers education from preparatory to secondary level using the British Curriculum. Year 12 to 13 pay a fee of Ksh. 909,000 per term.
- On day one, parents have to pay Ksh. 304,000 at the reception.
- Tuition boarding fee ranges from Ksh. 578,000 to Ksh. 730,000 per term.
- Day scholars pay between Ksh 304,000 to Ksh 475,000 per term.
4. Gems Cambridge International School
The school is located in Karen along Magadi road and is owned by GEMS education. They provide the British curriculum from kindergarten to Year 13. Years 12 to 13 in this school pay Ksh 1,635,070 as tuition fees per year.
5. Brook House School
The school is located in Langata along Magadi road. It offers the British Curriculum from preparatory to secondary level. It is among the best IGCSE schools in the country.
- Admission fee is Ksh. 45,000.
- Caution money for day scholars is Ksh. 100,000.
- Caution money for those in boarding is Ksh. 200,000.
- Tuition fees for the day scholars ranges as from Ksh. 245,000 to KSh. 600,000 per annum.
- Tuition fees for boarding students ranges from Ksh. 950,000 to Ksh. 1,080,000 per year.
6. Peponi School
This is among the most expensive schools in Kenya. Peponi School is owned by the Kenyatta family and is located in Ruiru in Kiambu county. They offer the British Curriculum System for lower and upper schools. Students in the boarding section pay Ksh. 983,400 per year with the day scholars pay 696,675 per year.
- Admission fee is Ksh. 10,000
- Caution money for Kenyan students is Ksh. 275,000.
- Caution money for non-Kenyan students is Ksh. 350,000
- Tuition fee for weeekly oarders is Ksh. 928,725 per year
7. Hillcrest International School
The school is owned by Kenneth Matiba’s family and is situated in Karen. It was founded in 1975 and it offers British Curriculum. The school has three sections; Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory school and Hillcrest Secondary school. Years 12 to 13 pay Ksh. 671,500 per term exclusive of boarding, lunch and transport.
- The average fee for this school is Ksh. 782,000 per term.
8. The Banda School
The school is located in Langata next to the National Park and along Magadi road. It provides the British curriculum from preparatory to upper school. Years 12 to 13 in this school pay a fee of Ksh. 585,000 per term.
9. Braeburn International School
The school is located in Lavington along Gitanga road. Braeburn International School offers the British Curriculum System and it has more than 9 campuses in the country. Years 12 to 13 pay Ksh. 1,621,000 per year.
10. Kenton College Preparatory School
The school is located in Kileleshwa. The aim of this school is to provide a purposeful and happy environment for its students. Kenton College Preparatory school teaches children of all races from ages 6 to 13 years. It is a school focused on developing its students academically, physically, culturally, socially and spiritually. The average fee for the school is Ksh. 675,918 per term.
11. Rosslyn Academy
The school is located in Gigiri off Limuru road. It is a private international school offering North American curriculum from pre-school to the twelfth grade. The tuition fee for this school is approximated at over Ksh. 1.5 million as the school does not disclose its fee structure.
12. German School in Kenya
This is a German-speaking school located on Limuru road opposite Village Market in Nairobi. The yearly fee for class 5 to 12 is € 11,336.00 equivalent to Ksh 1,403,583 while for class 1-4 is € 9,672.00 equivalent to Ksh 1,195,991 as of 2018.
13. Rusinga School
Rusinga school closes the list of the most expensive schools in Kenya. The school is located in Lavington. It offers the British National Curriculum. Rusinga schools have an annual fee of Ksh. 886,000 for years 12 to 13.
14. Woodland Star International School
This is an international kindergarten and pre-preparatory school in Limuru. The curriculum in this school is based on the American Education System. The average annual fee of the school is Ksh. 663,619.
15. Stem International School
The school is located in Karen, Nairobi. They use American Curriculum with an annual fee of Ksh. 660,000 for grades 9 to 12.
16. The Nairobi Academy
This is an international school located in Karen, Nairobi. The school uses the British curriculum for students of ages 7 to 13. The termly fee is Ksh. 717,000 for year 13.
Although the fees charged by these schools is high, prolatest.com has realized that the quality of education provided here is exemplary.