Nairobi
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 14

Woodland Star International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: Shilling1,567,267

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Number of students

63

Number of nationalities represented in the school

18

Most common nationality

Kenyan

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3.5

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

KiSwahili, French

Use of technology in the classroom

We continually integrate various technology in the class room, including iPads and laptops that students have access to.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, at times. It depends on the age of the child, the content area, and the teacher.

Approximate hours of homework given

We prefer to complete as much work as possible when students are at school. We are very intentional about limiting the time that students spend on doing work at home.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

In some classes only.

Entry evaluation for students

Rarely - taken on a case-by-case basis.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Only if there are special needs involved and we want to ensure that we are able to support the student adequately.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admissions - the sooner, the better.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We celebrate every religion, faith and culture at Woodland Star.

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

They are celebrated and valued like everyone else.

School bus service available

Yes - to limited areas only.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

These are considered on a case-by-case basis. If necessary, we work with parents in acquiring one-on-one support for those students who require specialized attention. All students are considered on an individual level and learning and teaching is highly differentiated within the classroom to accommodate each learner in each subject area.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Due to our small student:teacher ratio, we differentiate in each class room. This means there is no limit to where students may progress and develop in areas of giftedness, and these are accommodated and intentionally supported within the class room.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, but as an external service.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30 (there is a half-day option in the Early Years, where student may leave at 12:00 or at 15:30)

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Please see website for most up-to-date information

School provided lunches

Yes. They are optional. If preferred, students may bring their own lunch, or have school lunch.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Our students have a lot of physical activity in their school day, and do a lot of learning outdoors on our large campus and indigenous forest, including forest and bird walks.

Sports facilities at the school

Sportsfield(s), Basketball court, Tennis court (swimming pool is off-campus, about 7 minutes away)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our core values are Passion, Connectedness, Innovation, Respect, and Environmental Conservation

Teaching approach of the school

As a “best-practice” school, Woodland Star continually strives to foster student-led, curiosity-driven and globally-minded learning. Guided by the American Common Core State Standards, we follow a tailored and individualized international curriculum that is theme-based and child-centered.

Our small student-teacher ratio and multi-age classes are ideal for project-based learning, allowing students' learning to be integrated between disciplines. Our holistic educational approach to the development of children ensures that we meet each child where they are at in their educational journey.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in KES

Yearly fees: Shilling1,556,922
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Shilling10,345
Total first year fees: Shilling1,567,267
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: woodlandstarkenya.com
Address: Brackenhurst Conference Centre P.O.Box 32, Limuru, Kenya-00217

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