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List Of Most Expensive Schools in Kenya 2019

by Victor Matara

Everyone knows that good education in Kenya ain’t that cheap today. However, you may be surprised at how expensive schools have become, without any financial aid, you’d pay up to Ksh 3,000,000 a year to attend the most expensive school in Kenya. Most of the expensive schools in Kenya are private and offer international study systems such as IGSE. Good boarding, menu, scholarships, health care, and study facilities are all guaranteed in these schools.

Without further ado, here are some of the most expensive schools in Kenya as of 2019. Is your child’s dream school on the list?

International School of Kenya

The International School of Kenya is located along Kirawa Road in Nairobi’s suburb Runda. The school which has over 950 students from more than 65 countries as of 2018 offers education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 level. They have an international Americal curriculum system.

Their grade 11-12 fee is $29,944 which is equivalent to Ksh 3,025,871. Below is the International School of Kenya fee structure as of 2018.

Application Fee


$400

 

  • Applies only to new applicants.

  • Non-refundable and payable in full upon submission of the completed application form.

 


One-Time Capital Levy


$9,750

 

  • To cover Capital expenses.

  • Payable at the time of enrolment.

  • Non-refundable and payable by all new entrants joining Kindergarten to Grade 12.

  • A reduction of US$500 is given for every additional student enrolled from the same family.

  • Postponed for Pre-K until students join Kindergarten.

  • No discount is available on capital levy for early payment.

 

 

 

 

Tuition Per Year

 

  • To cover Operational and Educational expenses.

  • Fee per year, payable by semester.

  • Fees are not prorated according to the enrolment date.

  • 1% discount for full year’s tuition fee paid before July 2, 2018.

Pre-Kindergarten

$15,618

 

 

Kindergarten

$24,724

 

Grades 1 - 5

$26,086

 

Grades 6 - 8

$27,259

 

Grades 9 - 10

$28,798

 

Grades 11 - 12

$29,944

 

Annual Capital Levy

$ 1,300

  • To contribute to facility upgrade and development.


Bus Fees


$ 2,200

  • For students who use school transportation.

  • Reduction of US$200 for every additional sibling.

  • From the fourth sibling onwards, the bus fee will remain at US$1,600.

 

Aga Khan Academy

The Aga Khan Academy is located in the Parklands neighbourhood of Nairobi. They teach using the International Baccalaureate Curriculum, used by over 4,000 schools in the world. They charge a fee of Ksh 1,107,000 per year for grade 11-12 students.

Brook House School

Brookhouse School is located along Magadi Road in Langata. They offer a  British curriculum from preparatory to secondary level. Their year 12- 13 pay a whopping fee of Ksh 1,080,000 per term. Below is Brook House School full fee structure.

Class

Tuition only​​ Karen and​​ Runda

Boarding ​​ and​​ Tuition - Karen Campus only

"Little Brookies"

80,000

n/a

Early Years

245,000

n/a

Year 1

300,000

n/a

Year’s 2 - 5

530,000

950,000

Year’s 6 - 8

580,000

1,000,000

Year’s 9  – 11

640,000

1,060,000

Year’s 12 – 13

660,000

1,080,000

BTEC courses

300,000

720,000

 

Peponi School

The Kenyatta Family owned prestigious school is located in Ruiru, Kiambu county. They offer British Curriculum for both lower and upper schools. Full boarders pay Ksh 983,400 per term while day pupils pay  696,675 per term making it one of the most expensive schools at the moment in Kenya. Below is Peponi School fee structure.

Entry Charges​​ 

Application Fee

5,000.00

Registration Fee

10,000.00

Caution Deposit (refundable) – Kenyan Residents

275,000.00

Caution Deposit (refundable) – Non-Kenyan Residents

350,000.00

Pupil’s Pass (only for pupils whose parents are not Kenyan citizens and not resident in Kenya)

5,000.00

 

Charges per Term (3 terms per year)

Full Boarders

983,400.00

Weekly Boarders

928,725.00

Day Pupils

696,675.00

 

Greensteds International school

Greensteds International school is located 16km from Nakuru town. The prestigious school which was established in 1936 offers education from early years (age 2), all the way through to the Sixth Form (age 18). The school used the British Curriculum as its framework.

Their years 12- 13 pay Ksh 734,500 per term. Below is a full fee structure for Greensteds International school as of 2018.

Year Group  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Day

Boarding

Playgroup

42,000

-

 

Crèche

71,000

-

 

Nursery

82,000

-

 

Reception

82,000

-

 

Years 1 – 2

114,500

349,000

 

Years 3 – 4

153,500

420,000

 

Years 5 – 6

186,500

447,500

 

Year 7

242,000

559,000

 

Year 8

251,500

570,000

 

Year 9

264,000

619,000

 

Years 10 – 11

307,000

671,500

 

Years 12 – 13

374,000

734,500

 

 

Gems Cambridge

This is one of the wider network of GEMS Cambridge International Schools across the world. It’s located in Nairobi’s suburb Karen along the Magadi road. They offer the British National Curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 13. Their year 12-13 pay an annual tuition fee of $16,176 equivalent to Ksh 1,635,070. Below is the full  GEMS Cambridge International School fee structure in Kenya as of 2018.

Grade​​ 

Tuition Fee​​ In USD

Weekly Boarding Fee

Full Boarding Fee

Pre-k

5,436

 

 

FS 1

6,633

 

 

FS 2

7,023

 

 

YR 1

7,425

 

 

YR 2

11,682

 

 

YR 3

14,046

 

 

YR 4

14,046

 

 

YR 5

14,091

 

 

YR 6

14,091

 

 

YR 7

14,643

5,400

6,900

YR 8

14,643

5,400

6,900

YR 9

14,643

5,400

6,900

YR 10

14,643

5,400

6,900

YR 11

14,644

5,400

6,900

YR 12

16,176

5,400

6,900

YR 13

16,176

5,400

6,900

 

Braeburn

Braeburn is located along Gitanga road in Nairobi’s suburb Lavington. They have more than 9 campuses in Kenya providing education under the British National Curriculum. Their year 12-13 pay an annual fee of Ksh 1,621,000. Below is the full fee structure for Braeburn School.

Year Group

Annual Tuition Fee (KSh)

Deposit (KSh)

FS1 (Nursery) - mornings only

589,200

50,000

FS1 (Nursery) - afternoon care

66,600

FS2 (Reception)

655,800

50,000

Year 1 to 6

1,351,500

50,000

Year 7 to 9

1,420,500

50,000

Year 10

1,514,700

50,000

Year 11 (IGCSE)

1,514,700

50,000

Year 12 & 13 (AS/A2/BTEC)

1,621,000

50,000

Lunch

Year Group

Annual Lunch Fee (KSh)

Nursery

77,700

Reception

81,000

Year 1 & 2

81,600

Year 3 to 6

84,600

Year 7 & 8

91,200

Year 9 & 10

92,400

Year 11 to 13

92,400

Transport

Year Group

Transport Type

Annual Transport Fee (KSh)

FS1 (Nursery) to Year 10

Regular transport

155,400

FS1 (Nursery) to Year 10

Door-to-door transport

275,700

Year 11 to 13

Regular transport

155,400

Year 11 to 13

Door-to-door transport

275,700

 

St Andrews Turi

St. Andrews School is located in Turi, near Molo town in Nakuru county. They offer education from preparatory to secondary level based on the British curriculum. Their year 12- 13 pay a fee of Ksh 909,000 per term making it one of the most expensive international schools in Kenya. Below is the St. Andrews School fee structure as of 2018.

St Andrew’s Turi School Preparatory Fees Structure 2018

 

RECEPTION (DAY ONLY)

YEARS 1 TO 2 (DAY SCHOOL)

Ksh 304,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 304,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

RECEPTION TO YEAR 2​​ (WEEKLY BOARDING)

RECEPTION TO YEAR 2 (FULL BOARDING)

Ksh 578,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 608,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 3 TO 4 (DAY SCHOOL)

YEARS 3 AND 4 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

Ksh 411,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 600,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 3 TO 4 (FULL BOARDING)

YEARS 5 TO 6 (DAY SCHOOL)

Ksh 632,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 440,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 5 TO 6 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

YEARS 5 TO 6 (FULL BOARDING)

Ksh 643,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 677,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 7 TO 8 (DAY SCHOOL)       

YEARS 7 TO 8 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

Ksh 475,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 694,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 7 TO 8 (FULL BOARDING)

 

Ksh 730,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

 

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St Andrew’s Turi Senior School Fees Structure 2018

 

YEARS 9 (DAY SCHOOL)

YEARS 9 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

Ksh 504,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 737,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 9 (FULL BOARDING)

YEARS 10 AND 11 (DAY SCHOOL)

Ksh 775,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 546,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 10 AND 11 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

YEARS 10 TO 11 (FULL BOARDING)

Ksh 798,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 840,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

 

St Andrew’s Turi College Fees Structure 2018

 

YEARS 12 AND 13 (DAY SCHOOL)

YEARS 12 TO 13 (WEEKLY BOARDING)

Ksh 591,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

Ksh 864,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

YEARS 12 TO 13 (FULL BOARDING)

 

Ksh 909,000

FEES (PER TERM, INCLUDING TUITION)

 

 

 

Braeside school

Braeside school is located in Nairobi’s suburb Lavington and they teach using the National Curriculum of England and Wales. They charge an annual Fee of Ksh 909,000 for year 12- 13. Below is the Braeside School tuition fee structure as of 2018.

Year Group

Annual Tuition Fee (KSh)

Deposit (KSh)

Crèche (Half Day)

264,900

2,600

Crèche (Full Day)

381,900

2,600

Nursery & Reception

381,900

2,600

Year 1 to 6

708,900

5,250

Year 7 to 9

812,400

6,300

Year 10

859,200

6,300

Year 11 (IGCSE)

859,200

6,300

Year 12 & 13 (AS/A2/BTEC)

909,000

10,000

 

 

Hillcrest School

The Kenneth Matiba owned international school is located in the Nairobi suburb of Karen. Hillcrest school was established in 1975 and offers British Curriculum. Their year 12- 13 pay Ksh 671,500 per term exclusive of transport lunch and boarding.  Below is the Hillcrest School fee structure as of 2018.

Group

Term Fees

Lunch

Transport

9

635,000

35,750

54,300

10

635,000

35,750

54,300

11

635,00

35,750

74,600

12

671,500

35,750

74,600

13

671,500

35,750

100,400

 

Boarding Fee Structure​​ 

Group

Weekly Boarding

Weekend Boarding

Boarding Deposit

Caution Deposit

9

275,750

11,850

27,575

100,000

10

275,750

11,850

27,575

100,000

11

275,750

11,850

27,575

100,000

12

275,750

11,850

27,575

100,000

13

275,750

11,850

27,575

100,000

 

 

Banda

Banda School is located along Magadi Road in Langata. They offer a British education system from preparatory to upper school. Their year 12- 13 pay a fee of Ksh 585,000 per term. Below is a full fee structure for Banda school as of 2018.

Year Group

Fee ( Full 5 days)

Fee ( Full 3 days)

Nursery 1​​ 

217,500

149,000

Nursery 2

240,000

172,000

Reception

270,000

 

Year 1

340,000

 

Year 2

525,000

 

Year 3- 8

585,000

 

 

 

Rosslyn Academy

Rosslyn Academy is located in Gigiri off Limuru Road. The private Christian international school offers North American curriculum from preschool to twelfth grade. Their annual tuition fee is believed to over Ksh 1.5 million since they don’t disclose their fee structure to the public.

German School in Kenya

This is a German-speaking school located on Limuru Road, opposite Village Market in Nairobi. Their annual fee for class 5-12  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.

Rusinga School

Rusinga  School is located in Nairobi’s Suburb Lavington. They offer a British National Curriculum with an annual fee of Ksh 886, 000 for year 12-13.

Woodland Star International School

Woodland Star is an International kindergarten and pre-preparatory school located in Limuru, Kiambu County. Their curriculum is based on the American education system. They charge Ksh 663,619 per annum as tuition fee.

 

Stem International School

Stem International School is located in Nairobi’s suburb of Karen. They teach using an American curriculum and charge a fee of Ksh 660,000 per year for their grade 9- 12 students.

 The Nairobi Academy

This is another International school located in Nairobi’s Karen suburb. They teach using the British Curriculum for students of ages 7 to 13. They charge Ksh 717,000 per term for year 13 students.  Below is Nairobi Academy fee structure as of 2018.

Year 7 (age 11-12)                                                                             KES 196,000
Year 8 (age 12-13)                                                                              KES 209,000
Year 9 (age 13-14)                                                                             KES 221,000
Year 10 (age 14-15)                                                                            KES 228,000
Year 11 (age 15-16) (per annum)                                                     KES 684,000
Year 12 (age 16-17) (per annum)                                                     KES 717,000
Year 13 (age 17-18) (per annum)                                                      KES 717,000

OTHER FEES (termly)
Ambulance and insurance services                                                    KES 1,000
Parents Teachers Association                                                              KES 500
Internet Charges (compulsory from Grades 7-13)                           KES 3,500
Lunch (compulsory from Grades 7-13)                                              KES 20,600
Outdoor Pursuit (Year 7 –11) p.a.                                                       KES 15,500
Outdoor Pursuit (Year 12 –13) p.a.                                                     KES 17,000

 

Schools like St. Mary’s School Nairobi also charge pretty high fees but they don’t make their fees public.

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