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5 Apr 2018

List Of Most Expensive Schools In Kenya 2018



Everyone knows that good education in Kenya ain’t that cheap today. However, you may be surprised 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 all these schools.

Without further ado, here are the most expensive schools in Kenya as of 2018. 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.

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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.

Agha Khan Academy
The Aga Khan Academy is located in the Parklands neighborhood 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)


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 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
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