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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling2,653,359
to: Shilling4,903,727
Address: Kirawa Rd Nairobi City Kenya
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All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 41 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

United States of America

Ratio of local students to international students

8%: 92%

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish & Kiswahili

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Integrated into curriculum

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Results in these examinations

Number of candidates registered in the session: 96
Number of diploma candidates registered in the session: 67
Average points obtained by candidates who passed the diploma: 35
Number of candidates who successfully passed the diploma: 66
Average grade obtained at the school by candidates who passed the diploma: 5.46
Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 44

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We call it home learning - not homework, however:
Elementary School - No homework, but reading is expected
Middle School - Approximately 1 hour a night
High School - Approximately 2-4 hours

Approximate hours of homework given

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

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

USA 35% I Canada 15% I UK 19% | Europe 20% I Other 10%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

ISK prides itself on destigmatizing learning diversity by creating an environment for neurodiverse students to thrive at ISK. We welcome families to partner with the school by supporting our Mission and providing the school with essential information about their child’s learning profile. This information includes, and is not limited to: psycho-educational evaluations, speech-language/occupational/physical therapy evaluations, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Accommodation Plans, Behavior Plans and history of behavioral issues, medical information that impacts their child’s learning, and other relevant information related to learning and school performance. Through the student’s learning journey, ISK continues to monitor individual needs in relation to the provision available at that time to ensure that students are in the appropriate environment to excel.

ISK strives to meet the needs of all its students. ISK serves a managed number of students representing a range of learning differences from mild to moderate needs, as well as the highly capable.

Consideration for admission to Learning Support is given to students who are performing behind their peers. Moderate support is provided for a managed number of students who may be performing below grade level or whose social/emotional behaviors impact academic performance. Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis by the Head of Student Support Services in consultation with the Principal, Counselor, and Learning Support Teacher, taking into account the availability of places to meet the student’s level of need in the grade level to which they are applying.

We offer collaborative learning experiences that aim to develop successful habits of learning, and appropriate strategies for personal organization and study skills. The key component of all instructional delivery is that each student has the opportunity to perform to the best of their potential.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students that are gifted, able and talented have extension opportunities within the classroom. Our teachers differentiate instruction. We do not have a pull out gifted and talented program. At ISK we work through a strength based model and provide opportunities for students to find and follow their passions.

Student access to education psychologist

We don't have an ed psych on staff but we do have highly qualified ed psychologist that consult with us.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Middle and High School students test in math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and French/Spanish. For Elementary School applications, the Admissions Team will review the application and revert on whether an assessment is required.
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. Usually within 5 working days after the assessments have been completed, we give you feedback on the testing and more often than not assurance that ISK is a good match for your child's learning.
Please note that we cannot accept a student for enrollment until we have conducted our own entrance assessments to make sure we are able to provide an appropriate program for his/her needs.

The entrance assessments for Elementary School students need to be conducted at ISK. However, we can generally conduct remote assessments for Middle and High School applicants.

Waiting list


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


School start time

8:20 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Yes, at a fee

School provided lunches

Yes, at a fee

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Below is a sample of Co-Curricular Activities offered at ISK. For a full list of activities offered per division, visit our website: https://www.isk.ac.ke/co-curricular
Plastiki Rafiki
Be a Barista
Global Issues Network
Chess Club
Book Clubs
Zero Waste Club
Gizmos Gadgets & Goop
Guitar Club
Drama Productions
Afrobeats & Hip Hop Dance Class
Paper Mache
3d Design Club

Sports activities included

Track & Field
Cross Country
Ultimate frisbee
Water polo

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

• Elementary, Middle and High School Buildings
• Elementary School MakerSpace
• Middle School Innovation Studio, Cooking Lab and Blackbox Theater
• High School Design & Arts Center
• Design and Fabrication Lab
• Art Classes
• Library
• Computer labs
• 1-to-1 devices from Grades 3-8 and other iPad and
Chromebook carts to support curriculum in different areas
• Arts Centre
• A 550-seat theater
• An amphitheater
• Science laboratories
• Cafeteria
• Health Office

Sports facilities at the school

• Track & Field
• Extensive Fields
• Gymnasium
• Solar-heated swimming pool
• Tennis courts
• Basketball courts
• Extensive playing fields
• Multi-sports court

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At ISK, learning is the construction of meaning. We construct meaning through inquiry-based experiences that transcend disciplines. More about ISK's mission, vision and educational aims can be found on our website: https://www.isk.ac.ke/our-school/mission-vision.

Teaching approach of the school

The primary focus of the curriculum is to equip students with the skills and dispositions that will empower them for the future. The curriculum draws from rigorous standards and benchmarks, with the objective of providing an engaging and challenging program that meets the needs of our diverse student population and enables students to transition to the best schools and universities around the world. The IB Diploma programme, including both standard and higher level subjects, is offered in Grades 11 and 12. The school-testing program includes the College Board tests (PSAT and SAT), and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP-Grades 3-10). Instruction is in English, with French, Spanish, and Kiswahili offered as modern languages for non-native speakers. A Family Languages program is offered after school to support home language instruction.

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