Kenya Schools Top Most Expensive List in Africa

  • The Brookhouse Schools, Nairobi
    The Brookhouse Schools, Nairobi
  • The International Schools Database 2020, has ranked Kenya's cluster of schools as the most expensive in Africa. 

    According to the report, the most expensive international schools in Kenya charge an average of Ksh 3,245,932 in school fees per year.

    Kenya has a well-established private, international schools sector serving both expatriates and local elites, with schools clustered around Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu. 

    The vast majority teach in English and offer a British curriculum but International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are increasingly popular. 

    International Schools Report 2020.
    International Schools Report 2020.

    There are six IB World Schools in Kenya, all of which are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  

    Three IB programs are offered by Aga Khan Academy schools in Nairobi and Mombasa, while Braeburn Garden Estate School, which is part of the home-grown Braeburn education group, offers the IB Diploma alongside A-levels.

    The Braeburn group runs seven schools in Kenya of which four are based in and around Nairobi, while others are in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nanyuki. The schools follow the English national curriculum leading to A-levels and IGCSEs and two of them offer weekly boarding.

    Other international schools in Kenya include Kenton College Preparatory School, GEMS Cambridge International School, German School Nairobi, Greensted International Schools, St Andrew's Senior School among others.

    In late 2017, St Andrews Turi was the talk of social media after its fee structure and menu were leaked to the public. 

    Year 7 and 8 full board students were recorded as paying Ksh 730,000 in school fees per term.

    In the latest International School Fees report 2020, South Africa had the lowest maximum prices for international education in Africa (Ksh 627,798).

    Kampala in Uganda was highlighted as the most affordable city in Africa for international schooling with the lowest minimum international school fees of Ksh 67,303 per year.

    Here's a list of some of the most expensive schools in Kenya.