Africa Trendy outlines the 2020 top 10 most Expensive schools in Kenya and their ridiculous tuition fees. As demand for more education continue to rise, the cost of getting a high school certificate won’t get any cheaper. Some of the most expensive schools in Kenya charge up to Ksh. 2 million per term, which just goes to proof the fact that quality education doesn’t come cheap.
Unfortunately, it not only primary and high schools that charge exorbitant fees. Some of the most expensive universities in Kenya require one to spend millions for an undergraduate degree, not to mention how much one is required to have if they are to pursue postgraduate education.
The Most Expensive Schools in Kenya 2020
Below are the top 10 most expensive schools in Kenya 2020 based on how much tuition fee they charge per term. We will start with the most expensive in a descending order.
1. The International School of Kenya
The International School of Kenya (ISK) is currently the most expensive school in Kenya. The school offers North American Curriculum which leads to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school, which currently has more than 900 students from more than 68 countries offers education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 level. According to their latest fee structure for 2019-2020 academic year, pre-kindergarten tuition fee is US$ 16,243 (equivalent to Ksh. 1,693,332) while Grade 11-12 fee is US$ 31,142 (equivalent to Ksh. 3,246,553) per year.
2. Aga Khan Academy
Aga Khan Academy is also among the most expensive schools in Kenya where parents pay Ksh 2,591,700 for tuition fee for boarding kids in Grade 11 and 12 and Ksh. 1,287,900 for day schooling pupils at the same grade. Located in Parklands, Aga Khan Academy uses International Baccalaureate Curriculum.
3. Brookhouse International School
Brookhouse International School is another renowned school with high tuition fees. The school has two campuses – Karen Campus and Runda Campus. If a parent decides to pay tuition fee in three instalments, it is Ksh 1,150,000 for Year 12-13 pupils, and in two instalments, the tuition fee is Ksh 1,072,000 per term.
Located a few kilometers from Ruiru, Peponi School is one of the most expensive schools in Kenya offering British Curriculum. The school has junior level and senior level, with boarders paying a tuition fee of Ksh 983,400 per term while day pupils pay Ksh. 696,675 per term.
5. Greensteds International School
Located a few kilometers from Nakuru town, Greensteds International School offers pre-kindergarten, junior school, senior school and form 5-6 education. It has day-schooling and boarding programmes for their students, where fees for years 12-13 day pupils is Ksh 380,000 and boarding costs 786,000 per term for the same level.
6. Braeburn Group of Schools
Braeburn Group of Schools provide British Curriculum and has campuses in different parts of the country and beyond our borders. Their latest fee structure for 2019-2020 academic year indicates pupils in year 12-13 have a tuition fee of Ksh. 1,804,400 per year (approximately Ksh. 601,000 per term).
7. GEMS Cambridge International School
Located along Magadi Road Karen, GEMS Cambridge International School is among the most expensive schools in Kenya at the moment. They offer British Curriculum from Kindergarten to year 13. Tuition fee for year 12-13 is Ksh. 1,635,070 per year (approximately Ksh. 545,000 per term).
8. St Andrew’s School, Turi
Located a few kilometers from Molo town, St Andrew’s School, Turi offer preparatory and secondary school education based on the British Curriculum. Fee for year 12-13 pupils at St. Andrew’s School, Turi is as follows;
- Day School – Ksh. 645,500 per term (includes tuition)
- Weekly Boarding – Ksh. 943,400 per term (includes tuition)
- Full Boarding – Ksh. 993,100 per term (includes tuition)
9. Braeside School
This is a high school located in Lavington, Nairobi and is operated by Braeburn Schools Kenya Limited. It uses the British National Curriculum. Tuition fee for Year 12 and 13 is Ksh 1,011,800 per year (approximately Ksh. 337,000 per term).
To end our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Kenya we have Hillcrest International School. Established in 1975, the school is located in Karen and uses the British Curriculum. Year 12-13 pupils’ termly fee is Ksh 725,200. If you add other charges such as transport, lunch and boarding fees then it goes beyond Ksh. 900,000 per term.