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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
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling330,000
to: Shilling3,756,000
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 350+ in Runda Campus

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


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.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Support is offered according to the ability and need of the student.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili, German, Spanish, Chinese

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Daily interaction with some technology, with smart boards and recently the introduction of VR learning. We employ all resources to make sure learners are receiving relevant education.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, especially for Senior students, master classes and catch-up lessons are available via online video.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Festive holidays like Christmas and Diwali are observed by the Kenyan Government.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are an apolitical and religion-neutral school, however we try and educate the students on all religions and observations for Global Citizenship.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A-Levels, BTEC, S.A.T

Results in these examinations


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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

150+ students are in the graduating class each year. 100% of the graduating class would normally pursue their education beyond high school, most going direct to university, with a small number each year deferring their studies to take a ‘gap’ year of work and travel.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a learning support department on both campuses who do interviews and evaluations then give the recommended support per case.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through AEPs and the learning support department. All teachers also have the training to identify and work with talented students.

Student access to education psychologist

We have an on-site counselor for support who works with other agencies to support the community and its needs.

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.

Waiting list

No, there is adequate space for new admissions.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:15 am

School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


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.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes special diets are catered to with the help of a medical form filled during admission.

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


Facilities at the school

Prep and Senior libraries, auditorium, chemistry, physics and biology labs, music rooms and practice rooms, art rooms, indoor play area, outdoor play areas, dinning halls and boarding.

Sports facilities at the school

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

Grades/ages available for boarding

From Year 4

Boarding facilities at the school

Superior residential facilities, with ensuite bathrooms and state-of-the-art design features
Personalised academic and pastoral mentoring support for each boarding student
A secure and safe on-campus boarding house, within a perimeter-secure compound
A comprehensive evening and weekend blend of academic and extracurricular activities
An international boarding community from 50 nations sharing a 'home away from home' family atmosphere
A longstanding tradition of academic excellence, preparing students for the finest universities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Boarding teachers and supervising staff cultivate a safe and secure atmosphere on a daily basis. They are committed to ensuring that learners access a first-class experience during school hours and upon returning to the boarding home.
Boarding students benefit from after-school study support, cultural visits to attractions in Nairobi, and exclusive out-of-hours access to the School's premium facilities just moments away from the Mandela House Building

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.
It is important that whilst within our School environment, learners feel safe as this enables them to fully explore their education and develop healthy relationships with others. We aim to support all school community members in collaboration with their families. At our international school in Nairobi, we recognise that children can only achieve their potential if they are happy and secure.

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