|The International School of Kenya
is a private, coeducational day school, which offers an educational
program from pre-kindergarten through grade 13 as well as the
International Baccalaureate program for students of all
nationalities. The school was jointly purchased by the U.S. and
Canadian governments in 1976. The school year consists of 2
semesters extending from August to December and from January to
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member
Board of Governors and a 9-member Board of Directors. Three members
of the Board of Directors are appointed and 6 members are elected by
parents of children enrolled in the school. All 7 members of the
Board of Governors are appointed. Four members represent the U.S.
Embassy and 3 members represent the Canadian High Commission.
Curriculum: The curriculum is basically North American and
meets the requirements for entry into U.S. colleges and
universities. The program is supplemented by the International
Baccalaureate, which includes a full program of advanced courses.
The school testing program includes the College Board tests (PSAT
and SAT) and Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. Instruction is in
English. French, Spanish, and Swahili are offered as foreign
languages. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and
the European Council of International Schools accredit the school.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 73
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 585 (PK-grade 5: 221; grades 6-8: 136; and grades
Facilities: The School is located in a rural area on 49
acres of property approximately 8 miles from Nairobi's city center.
Considerable construction and renovation has taken place since 1976.
Facilities now include an art and technology complex, a 500-seat
theatre, a Kdg.-grade 13 media center with video and research
centers, a gym, 3 computer laboratories, science laboratories, a
student center, a kindergarten complex, a solar-heated swimming
pool, 3 tennis courts, extensive playing fields classrooms and a
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 90% of the
School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates, payable
in U.S. dollars or other convertible currency, are as follows:
Pre-K: $4,120; Kdg.-grade 2: $11,320; grades 3-5: $11,380; grades
6-8: $13,440 and grades 9-12: $13,520. Bus fees are $900. There is a
one-time registration fee for new students of $4,000. (All fees are
quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Ms. Areta Williams, Superintendent
International School of Kenya
P.O. Box 14103 00800