Which are the most expensive schools in Kenya for the year 2020?It is often said that education is power. It is something that we almost cannot do without during these modern times. The world is fast changing and at least, basic education is important as it opens up a child’s mind for numerous ideas and opportunities. However, there are some schools which are very expensive for the common mwananchi. These schools are usually meant for the high end persons who want upscale education for their children and don’t mind the exorbitant fees charged.
These are some of the most expensive schools in Kenya if you are looking for one or want to avoid. It depends on the ‘lane’ you belong!
- International School of Kenya (ISK)
Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, the International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. It offers international curriculum leading to rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program .The school has high school, middle school and elementary school and is meant for mostly expatriates and Kenyan students who want such curriculum.
See the charges for the year 2017-18 for instance;
One-Time Capital Levy-$9,250
Tuition per year is as follows
Annual capital levy: $1250
Bus fees: $1900.
There are also lunch fees which depend on the menu a parent may wish for their child.
- Greensteds International school
It is a private international school found in Nakuru environs, along the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway. The school competes well with other international schools in Kenya attracting both international and local students who can afford. It offers both day and boarding facilities
The fee charges are follows;
Year Group Day (Ksh.) Boarding (Ksh.)
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 Group Day Boarding
Year 9 264,000 619000
Years 10 – 11 307000 671,500
Years 12 – 13 374000 734,500
- Andrews Turi
Found in Turi, Molo area of Nakuru town in Kenya. It offers British curriculum and has both preparatory and secondary levels. The school is known for high end menu where most Kenyan parents often visit to partake in meals which they have never tasted!
See the fee charges;
Years 1 to 2 (day school)- ksh 304,000fees (per term)
Reception to year 2 (weekly boarding) – ksh 578,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Reception to year 2 (full boarding) – ksh 608,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Years 3 to 4 (day school) – ksh 411,000fees (per term)
Years 3 and 4 (weekly boarding) – ksh 600,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Years 3 to 4 (full boarding) – ksh 632,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Years 5 to 6 (day school) – ksh 440,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Years 5 to 6 (weekly boarding)- ksh 643,000fees (per term, including tuition)
Years 5 to 6 (full boarding) – ksh 677,000 (per term, including tuition)
Years 7 to 8 (day school) – ksh 475,000 (per term, including tuition)
Years 7 to 8 (weekly boarding) – ksh 694,000 (per term, including tuition)
Years 7 to 8 (full boarding) – ksh 730,000 (per term, including tuition)
- Brook House
Brook house is located in Langata one of the suburbs of Nairobi City about 10 Km from the CBD.it offers British curriculum with both day and boarding school facilities. It has early years, preparatory and secondary levels.
Have a look at the fee charges based on Kenyan shillings;
Class Tuition only Boarding and Tuition
Early years: 175,000 n/a
Year 1:215,000 n/a
Years 2-5:375,000 675,000
Years 6-8:410,000 710,000
Years 9-11:450,000 750,000
Years 12-13:465,000 765,000
BTEC courses: 200,000 500,000
- Peponi School
Peponi School is found in Ruiru, outskirts of Nairobi city along Thika Road. It offers international curriculum of secondary education. Word has it that the school is associated with the Kenyatta family.
The charges are as follows:
Entry Charges (once only payments)-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 and Day Pupils 696,675.00
- Hillcrest International School
Hillcrest international is one of the leading British curriculum based school in Kenya. It was founded in 1965 and was owned by a politician Kenneth Matiba. It is located in Karen, one of the leafy suburbs of Nairobi.
Parents pay on average Ksh.782, 000 per term. You can view full details here: https://venasnews.com/hillcrest-international-school-nairobi-fees-structure/
- Brae burn Group of International schools
It is a group of international schools offering co-educational international/British curricula. The schools are found in Nairobi, along Gitanga road.
The fee structure is as follows;
Basic fees (2017/2018 Academic year)
Year Group Annual Tuition Fee (KSh) Deposit (KSh)
FS1 (Nursery) – mornings only 589,200 50,000
FS1 (Nursery) – afternoon care 66,600 0
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
Year Group Annual Lunch Fee (KSh)
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
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
- Gems Cambridge International School.
Found in Nairobi, the school provides international curriculum and is modelled after Cambridge schools in UAE. They offer education to children from foundation stage all the way to Year 13.
See the fee structure;
Registration fee-1,600/- (prospectus fee rs. 300/- included)
P.F. to FS2-2,265/- per month 6,795/- quarterly
Grade 1 to 5-2,860/- per month 8,580/- quarterly
Grade 6 to 8-3,345/- per month 10,035/- quarterly
Grade 9 –10-3,670/- per month 11,010/- quarterly
Grade 11, 12 arts/commerce-3,875/- per month 11625/- quarterly
Science- 4100/- per month 12300/- quarterly
Up to 5 kms-1,240/- per month 3,720/- quarterly
Above 5 to 10 kms– 1,295/- per month 3,885/- quarterly
10 kms & above–1,400/- per month 4,200/- quarterly
Grade (3 to 10)- 14,220/- (10 months)
Day care (P.F. to 2)- 19,200/- (10 months)
- The Banda School.
The Banda School is one of the top internationals schools in Kenya offering British education system. It has class levels for children between ages 2 to 13 years. The school is found in Nairobi along Magadi road.
See the fee structure;
Year group Fee (5 full days) Fee (3full days)
Nursery 1 217500 149000
Nursery 2 240000 172000
Year group Term fees
Year 1 340000
Year 2 525000
Year 3-8 585000
- Kenton College Preparatory School.
Kenton college preparatory school offers international education. It is located in Kileleshwa estate in Nairobi along Gichuru Road. Parents pay school fees of about Kenya Shillings 575,000 per term. There are three terms in a year.