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American and Christian
Ages 4 to 18

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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Leaving qualificationsAP, SAT, MAP, ACT, and PSAT
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications AP, SAT, ACT, and PSAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2024/2025.

Address: Runda Estate Nairobi Kenya
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 50

Most common nationality

United States of America (44%)

Ratio of local students to international students

Local (34%) International (66%)

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes we offer an ELL (English Language Learners) Program.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Spanish, French, Korean and Kiswahilli.

Max. number of students per class

Lower Elementary 20 Upper Elementary 24 MS and HS 24

Average number of students per class

18-20 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have 4 different computer labs on campus that teachers can utilize for the classes.
In Elementary there is a computer lab, 3-5 tablets in each classroom, and laptop carts available.
In Middle School there are portable laptop carts for teachers to use.
In HS we have just begin a 1:1 initiative where students bring their own laptops to class.

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)

The school uses Google Classroom and this can be used for virtual learning in the event of an emergency.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes. Christianity.

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

Non-religious students and students of different religions are welcome, but they are still required to take CRE (Christian Religious Education) classes and attend weekly chapel services.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP Growth Testing (Grades 3-10), HS Level- ACT, PSAT, SAT and AP tests

Results in these examinations

MAP Growth testing were consistently above US based public schools and we are consistently at or above other International Schools.
In AP (Advanced Placement) testing our students consistently score well above the global average.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes they do assign homework.

Approximate hours of homework given

Lower Elementary- Reading and minimal additional homework.
Upper Elementary- Reading plus 15-20 on various subjects each night.
MS- 30 minutes-1 hour per evening
HS- 30 minutes-2 hours per evening (AP classes may require more)

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We offer ELL, Korean Language support and Learning Support services.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a part time teacher on staff for highly capable learners in Elementary School.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes we use a MAP Growth test for admissions screening and placement.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We assess the students previous school records, their MAP Growth Admission test, Parent interview and at the HS level a student interview.

Waiting list

Yes at certain grade levels.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions decisions for the following school year begin being made in March.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

No we do not.

School bus service available

Yes, but the cost is separate from the cost of tuition.

School provided lunches

Yes, but the cost is separate from the cost of tuition.

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

The school provides vegetarian options and can accommodate other dietary restrictions if they are made aware of them.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Elementary School- 4 seasons of intramural sports (soccer, basketball and touch rugby) for Grades 3-5, After School Elementary Clubs Program (offered quarterly 3 days a week), Swim team (students must try out for this team)
Middle School- Intramural Seasons for Basketball, Soccer, Rugby and Volleyball, MS Drama (1 production a year), Swim Team
High School:
Sports Teams (Girls and Boys)- Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Tennis, Rugby, Volleyball, Swim Team, Soccer (students must try out for these sports)
Drama Productions- Fall Play and Spring Musical (students must audition to be a part of these)
National Honor Society (students must apply to be a part of this)

Sports activities included

Students take physical education classes as a part of the curriculum beginning in Kindergarden. At the HS level students can choose more specific physical education classes.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes we do. Please see the extracurricular section for the specific sports in each school. Our sports teams to compete with other International Schools in Kenya as well as other local schools.

Facilities at the school

Elementary Library
Middle/High School Media Center
6 Science Classrooms
1 Outdoor Amphitheater
1 Indoor Auditorium

Sports facilities at the school

We have 3 basketball courts (one which is in a covered gym), 1 tennis court, 3 soccer/rugby pitches, 1 futsal field, and a swimming pool.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Please visit this link to view our Missions Statement and Core Values: http://rosslynacademy.org/who-we-are/mission-statement/
Please visit this link to view our Core Christian Beliefs: http://rosslynacademy.org/who-we-are/core-christian-beliefs/

Teaching approach of the school

Educational Philosophy: Rosslyn Academy believes that each person is divinely equipped, uniquely gifted, and worthy of respect and dignity. Rosslyn Academy is concerned for the whole person and strives to develop each aspect of life: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. The school helps students to become disciplined, creative learners who learn to balance the pursuit of personal development with service-oriented values within the home, church and society.

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