International Schools in Nairobi

Nairobi has a wide range of international schools to serve the needs of the city's large, diverse expat population. There are international schools in Nairobi that follow the national curricula of the UK, USA, Sweden, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and France. Expats who want their children's education to incorporate religious teachings will find a number of Christian international schools in Nairobi as well.

Here is a list of the most popular international schools in Nairobi. Most of the schools are oversubscribed and have long waiting lists for admissions, so expats are advised to apply well in advance to secure their child a position at their desired school.


International schools in Nairobi

St Andrew's, Turi

St Andrew’s is one of the leading independent international schools in East Africa. Numbering approximately 550 boarding students and comprising both preparatory and senior schools, the school offers an outstanding education based on the British curriculum to students across the whole age range. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18

GEMS Cambridge International School

GEMS Cambridge International School Nairobi offers a well-rounded education that ensures every individual student thrives and discovers their own strengths and abilities, whatever their passion or talents. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 2 to 18

Banda School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 1 to 13
Website: www.bandaschool.com

Braeburn School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.braeburn.com 

Brookhouse School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 2 to 18
Website: www.brookhouse.ac.ke

Deutsche Schule Nairobi

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German
Ages: 2 to 18
Website: www.dsnairobi.de

Hillcrest International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18 
Website: www.hillcrest.ac.ke

International School of Kenya

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.isk.ac.ke

Lycée Denis Diderot

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.diderot.ac.ke

The Netherlands School Society

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Dutch
Ages: 4 to 12 
Website: www.netherlandsschool.com

Swedish School of Nairobi

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Swedish
Ages: 1.5 to 18 years
Website: www.ssn.or.ke

Woodland Star School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 2 to 14
Website: www.woodlandstarkenya.com

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