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The Top 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya

Most expensive schools in Kenya: These are not schools for kids of ordinary low and middle-class Kenyans. Most of them are located in Nairobi’s suburbs.

Kids attending these schools are those top government officials, ambassadors, top businessmen and women, and all other millionaires and billionaires in Kenya.


1. International School of Kenya

This is where the richest people in Kenya send their kids. It is the largest international school in Kenya which offers a North American curriculum plus the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

International School of Kenya was ranked 7th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon the quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet, and news visibility. In 1982, we offered our first IB (International Baccalaureate) class. Since then, ISK has established itself as one of the world's premier and most diverse international schools, attracting students from all over the world.

The school's expansion hasn't just been in terms of the student population, though. We have also constructed world-class facilities, from one of Nairobi's best swimming pools to our new state-of-the-art Middle School building.

In the 2021-2022 school year, ISK is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Despite the ever-evolving landscape caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, ISK has adapted by making constant innovations to enhance the way students learn while prioritizing their safety.

In this school, tuition fees per year are Ksh.2, 070,204 on average.

2. Greensteds International School 

Greensteds International School is a co-educational day and boarding school, providing a first-class holistic education, based on the British Curriculum, for students from Early Years to A-Level. Established in 1936, Greensteds has a culture of academic, creative, and sporting excellence. Greensteds is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), and is a member of Kenya Association of Independent International Schools (KAIIS).

Greensteds promotes ‘passion and pride in all aspects of school life through its team of highly professional and dedicated teachers and staff. Greensteds places a great deal of emphasis on extracurricular activities and pastoral care in order to nurture well-rounded self-assured, enterprising, and independent young people.

Greensteds education is a value-based system and is based on the Seven Pillars of Greensteds, namely; Opportunity, Caring, Community, Challenge, Diversity, Dedication, and Respect. These are reinforced within a friendly and truly international community well established.

Greensteds is located 16km from Nakuru, 140 km from Nairobi, and just a few minutes from Nakuru National Park and within easy reach of lake Naivasha, Elementaita, Bogoria, and Baringo. We are located in the most serene learning environment, providing a perfect balance between removing students from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life without cutting them off from access to character-building activities and modern facilities.

Here you will spend Ksh1, 010,000 per academic year.

3. St. Andrews Turi 

St Andrew’s School, Turi was founded by Peter and Jean Lavers (fondly referred to as Ma and Pa) in 1931. With an initial enrollment of  15 local children, ‘Turi’ has grown into one of the leading international schools in the region that caters to over 600 students.

The educational philosophy of St Andrew’s School, Turi focuses on creating independent learners. We have high academic expectations of the pupils who are given opportunities to lead and achieve in different areas of learning.

They endeavor to send out to the world well-rounded individuals. Pupils are expected to put as much effort into their co-curricular activities as they do academics.

Academic excellence, engaging co-curricular programs, commitment to pastoral care, emphasis on leadership, and, above all, Christian living leads to our pupils’ great academic achievement, personal development, and independence.


This school is located in Turi which is between Kericho and Nakuru. St. Andrews is a multicultural Christian International boarding school offering a British curriculum of the highest standard.

Tuition fees per year are around Ksh. 994, 500


4. Brookhouse School

This is a co-educational day and boarding international school for children aged 2-19 years. Brookhouse offers an adapted form of the British National curriculum to Kenyans and international students. Brookhouse is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school on two Nairobi campuses serving the international community at pre-school, primary, and secondary levels. A Round Square school and a member of the G-30 group, Brookhouse has the pursuit of academic excellence at the center of its educational philosophy and approach. The school is a proud member of Inspired, a leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, educating over 31,000 students across a global network of more than 42 schools.

Brookhouse fosters courage, generosity, imagination, principle, and resolve so that our children emerge empowered with the skills and abilities to be the leaders and guardians of tomorrow’s world.

The average tuition fee is KSH. 830,000per year.

5. Peponi School

At Peponi House, they pride themselves in giving children breadth as well as depth in their education. The academic curriculum is based on the framework provided by the British National Curriculum and the demands of the Common Entrance (CE) syllabus for preparatory schools. Children study Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Kiswahili, Science, Drama, Art, Design Technology, Computing, Music, PE, Swimming, French (from Year 3), Spanish or Latin (from Year 6).

Peponi School is allegedly owned by the Kenyatta family and is located just a few kilometers from the Thika Highway. A lot of investment has been put into the school and you can get activities such as water polo. Fees per year are around Ksh792 000.



6. Hillcrest International School

It is located in the South West of Nairobi in Karen. It has various levels to cater for every stage of education, these are Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory, Hillcrest Secondary, and Hillcrest Senior School. Hillcrest International Schools, inspire each child to achieve their own individual personal excellence. As a result, they grow to become valuable members of our global community.

Guided by the British Curriculum, Hillcrest International School caters to children aged 18 months to young adults aged 18 years. By stimulating each individual’s abilities and talents within an atmosphere of mutual respect, they aim to ensure Semper Prospice (always looking forward) is a lifelong quest. In addition, a valuable boarding resource is offered to children in Prep and Secondary. This complements our learning environment and caters to families who live further afield or juggle work travel with family life.

Fees per year are Ksh782, 000 on average.


7. Braeburn Imani International School 

Braeburn Iman International School is located in Karen, another hub of high-net-worth individuals. It is owned by GEMS Education. The Braeburn Group of International Schools operates 16 co-educational international schools spread over 9 campuses across Kenya and Tanzania providing world-class teaching of the British National Curriculum, IGCSE, and GCE A-Levels to over 3,600 pupils. The schools actively value and celebrate diversity, nurturing personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment.

Several of our schools also provide pupils the opportunity to pursue BTEC Level 3 or International Baccalaureate programs. The tuition fee is around Ksh.718, 000 per year.


8. Gems Cambridge International School 

Located just off Magadi Road in the leafy residential suburb of Karen, Gems Cambridge delivers an exceptional standard of education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. The annual fee is an average of Ksh. 718,000.


9. Banda School 

Banda School is currently one of the best preparatory schools in the world. “At The Banda, a tremendous rapport exists between teachers and pupils based on mutual respect and affection.  This allows learning to flourish in an atmosphere of open curiosity.  Pupils have time to be children.  Academic study is balanced with a wide range of other opportunities allowing all pupils to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Pupils leave The Banda academically prepared for secondary school and also equipped with a range of skills and attitudes that will serve them well throughout their lives.”The school is located in Langata Nairobi and offers a British curriculum. The tuition fee per year is on an average ksh.695, 000.


10. Kenton College Preparatory School

Kenton College International is located in the leafy suburb of Kileleshwa in Nairobi and the school enjoys 35 acres of the excellent facility.

Kenton College aims to provide a purposeful happy environment and an outstanding education in a friendly and welcoming international school community, with opportunities for children of all races between the ages of 6 and 13 years to discover and exploit talents and strengths, and so develop academically, culturally, physically, socially and spiritually. The caring and supportive character of the school enables children to flourish in a community where values of honesty, self-reliance, co-operation, respect for, and consideration of others are nurtured.


Our well-balanced curriculum ensures that every child leaving Kenton will gain access to a secondary school of their choice, in Kenya or overseas, and move on in the world as a competent, self-assured individual.

The school is also considered to be in the top 500 Preparatory Schools in The World. The average annual fee is KSH. 675, 918.


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