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Brookhouse School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Shilling330,000
to: Shilling2,505,000
This school has more than one campus in Nairobi:
Karen Campus: Ages 1 to 18

Address: Magadi Road Langata Nairobi Kenya

Runda Campus: Ages 1 to 18

Address: Runda, Nairobi, Kenya

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Number of students

800 in Karen Campus and 250+ in Runda Campus

Native English speaking teachers

The Brookhouse staff room is a mix of British expatriates, Asian and Kenyan teachers, all of whom have extensive knowledge of the British curriculum.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili, German, Spanish, Chinese

Average number of students per class


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Throughout the preparatory years teachers are keenly aware that a balance must be struck between academic progress through homework and the child enjoying a home life free of undue labour imposed from school. Homework increases as the child grows older. Parents should expect that an increased amount of homework will become essential during the period before examinations. At the secondary level, homework and private study become an increasingly vital element as the child progresses up through the school.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and entry assessment test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Where practicable, prospective students will also be interviewed and may be asked to sit an entrance placement examination and/or reading test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School bus service available


School provided lunches

A proper mid-day meal is cooked on the premises and is served to all students. A selection of both non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes is always prepared. Meals are included in the fees. Students also have access to the school canteen.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school is proud of the wide range of activities available to students. Examples of club activities are: round square community service projects, president's award scheme, drama, debating and verse speaking, choir, orchestra, musical instrument tuition. camping and outdoor adventure activities, environment and wildlife clubs, desktop publishing and magazine production, aerobics and gym, first aid, model United Nations, chess and board games, basketball, soccer, swimming, athletics, rugby, rounders, netball, field hockey, tennis, cricket

Sports activities included

Basketball, tennis, soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, field hockey, swimming

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Playing fields, swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor sports centre for tennis and basketball

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Brookhouse is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 – 19, offering an adapted form of the British National Curriculum to Kenyan and international pupils. The pursuit of academic excellence is at the centre of the school's educational philosophy and approach. As a global member of the Round Square association of schools worldwide, Brookhouse believes that a school should foster courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolve so that children emerge empowered with the skills and abilities to be the leaders and guardians of tomorrow’s world.Brookhouse endeavours to provide the security and guidance necessary for children to achieve their potential in a friendly, supportive and academically rigorous atmosphere. As such the school commits itself to the Round Square ethos or IDEALS: Internationalism; Democracy; Environment; Adventure; Leadership and Service.

Teaching approach of the school

Brookhouse follows an adapted form of the British National Curriculum. This means that throughout the Preparatory School up to and including Year Eight students study the set national curriculum subjects, including Mathematics, English, Science, Geography, History, Art, Physical Education, Music, a modern Foreign Language and ICT. In Year Nine pupils undertake a pre-IGCSE year of study, and in Year's Ten and Eleven students follow a two year course leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.


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