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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 16
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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 11 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling851,200
to: Shilling1,552,792
Address: Brackenhurst Conference Centre P.O.Box 32, Limuru, Kenya-00217
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

KiSwahili, French, Sign Language

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. Otherwise, we use the "10-minute" rule as a guideline, i.e. not more than 10 minutes homework per grade level (excluding reading).

Uniform required


Waiting list

In some classes only.

Entry evaluation for students

At times - these are considered 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


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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 the surrounding vicinity only.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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. We currently support a range of students with varying levels of learning needs, including Down Syndrome, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger, etc.

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. We also have an enrichment programme that intentionally seeks to identify and further support cognitively advanced learners.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, but as an external service.

School start time


School finish time

15:25 (there is a half-day option in the Early Years, where student may leave at 12:00 or at 15:25)

Supervised care before/after school


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)


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. We start every day with a 20-minute forest walk (older students) or obstacle course (younger students).

Sports facilities at the school

Sportsfield(s), Basketball court, Tennis court, 100-acre indigenous forest, (swimming pool is off-campus, about 7 minutes away)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have recently started having friendly inter-school matches with other (international) schools in Nairobi.

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.

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