Kenya's Most Expensive School Where Students Live Like Royalty [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

  • Education is expensive in Kenya despite the government's intervention. A parent has to invest a lot of money, to ensure their child gets the best education.

    Those who can afford millions don't hesitate to make heavy investments in their children and one such school where parents go all out for their sons and daughters.  

    The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit academic institution that was established in 1976, through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada.

    Students at the International School of Kenya. Photo credits: ISK

    Nestled on 40 acres of a former coffee plantation in the Kitisuru suburbs of Nairobi, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging international curriculum, which leads to the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

    The over 900 students from more than 60 countries form a supportive, spirited and diverse community.

    Interacting in such a welcoming cross-cultural milieu, ISK students celebrate the unique and wonderful differences and similarities of people from around the world.

    According to the school’s website, fees range from Ksh1.6 million per year for students in pre-kindergarten to Ksh3.1 million for pupils in grade 11 and 12. 

    ISK provides an on-campus cafeteria for students and parents to enjoy with the goal of providing a variety of healthy and tasty food. 

    Ninety per cent of the items served in the cafeteria are home-made and hand prepared right on-site by professional and highly experienced staff.

    Some of the fancy and tasty dishes that the students can indulge in include beef stroganoff, pasta carbonara vegetarian, roast chicken drumsticks curry, sautéed vegetables, paneer jalfrezi among other international cuisines. 

    There are two main serving stations for lunch with one catering to the elementary school and the other the middle school, high school, parents and staff.

    Other institutions which charge rates close to ISK include Greensteds International School, St Andrews Turi, Brook House School, Peponi School which make up the top five most expensive schools in the country. 

    Cafeteria staff at the International School of Kenya. Photo credits: ISK

    The institution also has a sandwich bar, salad bar, high school snack canteen as well as a coffee shop with an in-house barista.

    An extract of the International School of Kenya fees structure
    An extract of the International School of Kenya cafeteria menu