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The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

Naturally, the most expensive schools in Kenya are not institutions for kids of ordinary low and middle-class Kenyans. Most of these schools are located in Nairobi’s suburbs.

Kids attending these schools are those top government officials, ambassadors, top businessmen and women, and all other millionaires and billionaires in Kenya.

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Here is a full list of the most expensive schools in Kenya.

1. International School of Kenya

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

This is where the richest people in Kenya send their kids. It is the largest international school in Kenya which offers a North American curriculum plus the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.


International School of Kenya (ISK) was ranked 7th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003.

The ranking was based on the quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet, and news visibility. Founded in 1976, the school is located along Kiwara Road on the outskirts of Nairobi.

According to the institution’s 2023/24 tuition fees calendar, kids in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten levels will pay between $18,450 (Sh2.5m) and $29,200 (Sh4.05m) per year to cater for operational and educational expenses.

Those in Grades 1 -8 will, on the other hand, part ways with between $30,810 and $32,200, while Grades 9-12 will pay between $34,020 and $35,370.

The school also charges an annual capital levy of $1,500 to all continuing students for facility upgrades and development.

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2. Greensteds International School

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

Founded in 1936, Greensteds is a co-educational day and boarding school located a few kilometers from Nakuru town. It offers the British curriculum from early years students to A level.

Its 2023/24 calendar indicates that students joining playground will pay Sh 53,000  per term while those in grades 1-8 will pay between Sh140,000 and Sh305,000 for day scholars while boarders in the same levels will pay between Sh424,000 and Sh678,000.

Those in years 9-13 will pay between Sh331,000 and Sh895,000 per term. Boarding fees are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, and tuition fees.

3. St. Andrews Turi

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

This school is located in Turi, which is between Kericho and Nakuru. St. Andrews is a multicultural Christian International day and boarding school offering a British curriculum of the highest standard.

This institution charges Sh 180,000 for kids in nursery school while grades 1-8 pay between Sh359,000 and Sh 561,000 per term.

4. Brookhouse School

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

This is a co-educational day and boarding international school for children aged 1-18 years. Brookhouse offers an adapted form of the British National Curriculum to Kenyans and international students.

Founded in 1981 by the Puxley family, Brookhouse School was initially a small British-style preparatory school in the Nairobi suburb of Karen.

Tuition fees for entry-level kids is Sh 110,000 per term. Years 1-8 pay between Sh 390,000 and  Sh 1,220,000, while those in years 9-13 pay between Sh 800,000 and Sh1.3 million.

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5. Peponi School

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

Peponi School is allegedly owned by the Kenyatta Family and is located in Ruiru just a few kilometers from the Thika Highway.

Its 2023 fee charges for students in years 7-8 range between Sh 695,500 and Sh 959,500 per term, depending on the student’s admission status. Years 9-13 rates are between Sh 804,500 and 1.2 million.

There are extra charges for activities like music and any exams related to the same. Parents also pay a refundable caution deposit upon admission.

6. Hillcrest International School

The 10 Most Expensive Schools in Kenya With Fees of Upto 4.8M

It is located in the South West of Nairobi in Karen. Founded in 1965, Hillcrest offers the British curriculum in three levels which are Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory, Hillcrest Secondary, and Hillcrest Senior School.

Preparatory school students pay a tuition fee of Sh 645,900, while the early years students spend about Sh330,450.

7. Braeburn Imani International School

Most expensive schools in Kenya

Braeburn Imani School is a co-educational international school located on Mang’u Road, Exit 16A, off Thika Highway.

It is an affiliate member of the Braeburn group of schools. Annual tuition for entry-level kids ranges between Sh92,700  and Sh369,900.

Years 1-8 fees is at between Sh478,500 and Sh947,700, and up to Sh1.3 million for year 13 students.

8. Pembroke House School

Located on the outskirts of Gilgil, Pembroke House School offers the British National curriculum.

According to the school’s fee structure posted on its website,  students pay between Sh 102,100 and Sh190,600 at the Pre-school level, while years 1-8 students pay between Sh457 700 and Sh915,400 per term.

9. Banda School

Most expensive schools in Kenya

Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Chitty in 1966, Banda School is one of the best British international schools in Kenya

The school is located on Magadi Road opposite the Nairobi National Park in Karen, Langata, and offers the British curriculum. Years 1-8, fees range between Sh410,000 and Sh696,000 per term.

10. Kenton College Preparatory School

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Kenton College Preparatory school is located in the leafy suburb of Kileleshwa in Nairobi. Pupils at Kenton College Preparatory School enjoy 35 acres of excellent facilities and an outstanding education in a friendly and welcoming international school community.

The school is also considered to be in the top 500 Preparatory Schools in The World. While the school’s website does not have a fee structure, learners reportedly pay approximately Sh 675,918 per term.

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