Nairobi
American, Christian curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

West Nairobi School

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CurriculumAmerican, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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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 21 students / class
Maximum 35 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

305

Number of nationalities represented in the school

23

Most common nationality

Kenyan and American

Ratio of local students to international students

45%

Max. number of students per class

Early Childhood Learning Center 3/4 year old class - 12
Kindergarten - 16
1st Grade - 20
2nd - 5th Grade - 25
6th - 8th Grade - 30
9th - 12th Grade - 35

Average number of students per class

12 to 30 depending on the grade

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for elementary.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes - English. Our teachers are Americans.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English Learners Language (ELL).

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

IPad's and document readers in elementary section. Projectors in all classrooms.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

30 minutes for Elementary
Middle and High School until completion

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

In some grades.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For elementary we require students to do a computer based test for English and Maths.
For high school students we require them to do written tests in Math (Algebra, Geometry) and English.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

End of August/First week of September - academic year starts early August.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

PSAT, SAT, ACT

Results in these examinations

Very good

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?

We are a Christian school and require all students to participate in bible classes and attend chapel once a week.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have Education Resources Services available for all grades.

Learning support offered

Teachers support special learning needs students by working closely with them in the classrooms and also offer individualized training.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:25am for High School
8:30am for Elementary

School finish time

3:15pm for Elementary
3:25pm for High School

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, before school but not aftercare.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Clubs - monkeynastics, cooking, science, jewellery making, Spanish, photography and many more.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, vegetarian.

Sports activities included

Sports - football, basketball, volleyball, swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor and outdoor basketball/volleyball court, swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes - basketball and football. Coming soon swimming.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

West Nairobi School is an international school that partners with parents to provide an education of excellence from a Biblical worldview based on North American curriculum. WNS strives to nurture the academic, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development of the whole child.

Teaching approach of the school

WNS strives on academic excellence and has a low teacher to student ratio. This means that students are individually valued and receive personalized attention from their teachers. WNS students learn in a caring environment. The atmosphere is child-centered, where the needs of each student are considered. The faculty and staff are committed to providing the best education in an environment that nurtures the whole child.

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