Nairobi
International, Christian curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

Rosslyn Academy

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CurriculumInternational, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public

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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage: rosslynacademy.org

This school does not make their fees public.

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Number of students

650

Number of nationalities represented in the school

52

Most common nationality

American, Kenyan, Korean, Canadian

Ratio of local students to international students

22% Kenyan : 78% international

Max. number of students per class

Kindergarten classes have a maximum of 18 students per classroom. Younger elementary from Grades 1-4 have no more than 20 students per class, and upper elementary and middle school grades 5-8 are capped at 24 students per class.

Average number of students per class

20

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, Rosslyn Academy has an excellent ESL program for students for whom English is a second language, with specialists at different grade levels. Generally, ESL students find they are ready to exit the ESL program within one year of arriving at Rosslyn.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili, Korean, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance testing is the norm. However, students may be exempted if they are coming directly from schools similar to Rosslyn Academy, such as from another North American accredited schools. Students may also be exempted if they have standardized test records with US norms within one school year of their grade preference.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All non-exempted students grades 2-12 also complete an English and math admission test. Test scores will be compared to those of Rosslyn Academy students. For admittance, applicants will need to achieve the 50th percentile, which is the US norm. Rosslyn Academy students average around the 60-70th percentile.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Early admission deadline (notification by March 15).
Regular admission deadline (notification by May 6).
Late admission deadline (notification by May 31).
In the event that there are spaces remaining after the late admission deadline, applications for open spaces will be processed on a ‘rolling’, first-come-first-serve, basis.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Over 95%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, Rosslyn Academy has a Resource program that serves students with mission status who have mild to moderate learning disabilities. Students with special needs who have mission status are accepted into Rosslyn provided that space is available in the Resource program.
Rosslyn Academy unfortunately does not have services for children with behavioral, emotional or severe learning difficulties.

Learning support offered

The learning support department consists of a department head, the equivalent of two full-time Elementary specialists, 1.5 full time Middle School Specialists, and 1 full time High School Specialist. Typical disabilities served at Rosslyn include reading disability/dyslexia, math disability, dysgraphia, ADHD, speech and/or language disorder, etc.

School start time

8:30 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Softball, stamp collecting, word games, cooking, sewing, chess, Korean chess, table tennis, flower arranging, Bible study, worship team for chapel

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, swimming, soccer, touch rugby, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, track and field, tennis

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, weight room, track and competitive salt water swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Rosslyn Academy is a private Christian school in Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 1947. It is an international, coed, day school with a North American curriculum and classes from preschool to twelfth grade.
Rosslyn Academy inspires and equips each student to develop their God-given gifts for Christ-like service in the world community.

Teaching approach of the school

Rosslyn believes that all students can learn, and the task is to provide an environment in which students are motivated and given the opportunity to apply what they have learned.

Rosslyn is intentional about instilling the value of service in its students. Each year students at each grade level participate in service projects and field trips. These opportunities allow students to get out into different areas of Kenya and give them the opportunity to help and work alongside local people for a common goal or purpose.

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