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International, American curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

International School of Kenya

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Shilling2,958,579
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Shilling2,958,579
Address: Kirawa Rd Nairobi City Kenya
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Number of students

994

Number of nationalities represented in the school

65

Most common nationality

United States of America

Ratio of local students to international students

11%: 89%

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish & Kiswahili

Use of technology in the classroom

Integrated into curriculum

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

•Pre-K / Kindergarten - Not required
•Grades 1 – 2 - 30 minutes maximum per evening (15
minutes of this will be spent reading)
•Grades 3 - 30 minutes maximum per evening
•Grades 4 – 5 - 60 minutes maximum per evening

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Middle and High school students test in math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and French/Spanish. Elementary students undergo a basic assessment before permanent placement is final. This takes the form of an entrance test with the elementary school counsellor. We then review the interview/testing results, as we always need to ensure that there is a good match between our learning environment and a child's needs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept students throughout the year and strongly encourage parents to apply as early as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT [Class of 2017]
USA 28% I UK 27% I Canada 16% I Europe 11% I Asia 7% I Gap 5% I Other 5%

External examinations or assessments available

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Results in these examinations

MAY 2018 IB DIPLOMA STATISTICS
Number of candidates registered in the session: 75
Number of diploma and retake candidates registered in the session: 49
Number of subject entries in the session: 501
Number of candidates who passed the diploma: 45
Average points obtained by candidates who passed the diploma: 33
Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 43
Average grade obtained at the school by candidates who passed the diploma: 5.13
Total number of candidates excluded from statistics: 0

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Yes

School start time

8:20 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Model United Nations (MUN)
Debating or Public Speaking
Chess
AISA-GISS
Student Council
Science
Environment or Community

School provided lunches

Yes, at a fee

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Football or Soccer
Basketball
Swimming
Softball/Baseball/Rounders
Volleyball
Hockey
Badminton
Athletics/Cross Country
Rugby
Tennis

Sports facilities at the school

Football or Soccer Fields
Basketball Courts
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Volleyball Pitch
Hockey Field
Badminton Court
Athletics/Cross Country Track
Rugby Pitch
Tennis Courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The ISK curriculum is built around the idea that students are continuously constructing meaning - whether that be in the classroom, on the sports field, in a creative performance or working in the community.

Teaching approach of the school

The academic program is student-centered and the learning program at ISK is designed to allow students to:
develop their own passions
make connections between subjects and experiences
provide authentic learning experiences and contexts
develop key skills and competencies

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