British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

GEMS Cambridge International School Nairobi

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: Shilling1,540,608
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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School's webpage:
Yearly fees: Shilling1,429,453

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

We blend use of ICT in our lessons for instance maths, English, for the primary especially. We have a fully kitted LEGO Innovation Studio that supports the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, but this depends on the age group.

Approximate hours of homework given

This may vary based on if it is a research project for older students to reading a story book for the younger ones.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Not exactly exams.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Cambridge Progress tests for students from 7 years.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We welcome new students as and when they are able to join.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge International Examiniations, Edexcel for BTEC

Results in these examinations

100% pass with at least 80% gaining a good pass.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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

We are a school of faiths but not a school of faith - we have a prayer room for Moslems and another for Christians. All students religions are accommodated.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

• The Learning Support (LS) Department aims to help learners with specific learning difficulties or differences (including Gifted and Talented (GandT) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) to be able to learn, achieve and develop the skills required to become independent and confident learners within the school environment.
• We strive to nurture self -esteem and confidence to ensure that the children are equipped with the desired skills attitudes and values to reach their full potential.
• The school has specialized staff with specialized training in supporting children with special learning needs.
• We have specific programs that help students with dyslexia, dyscalculia as well as those with memory deficits
• We have programs that help us identify the learning needs of students on admission. This then assists us in coming up with appropriate intervention strategies that meet the individual learning needs of the student.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

• The support offered depends on the individual’s learning needs. We do not employ a ‘one size fits it all’ strategy when it comes to supporting students. We use a diagnostic prescriptive approach when it comes to supporting students. We develop IEP’s with All stake holders and this is reviewed at least once a term
• The support is in form of (a) In class support (b) Small group interventions on specific areas and 1:1 support and again this depends on the need that the student has.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

These range from indoor to outdoor activities and differ for primary and secondary.. We have languages such as Spanish, LEGO, taekwondo, football, rugby, hockey, basketball, swimming, book club, president's award, dance, community service and many more all available on

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

Rugby, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, Rounders, Basketball

Sports facilities at the school

Astro turf track and field, heated swimming pools, basketball, hockey and rugby grounds, indoor sports centre, dance studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


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