10 Costliest Schools In Kenya: You Will Not Believe Whose Daughter Attended One Of Them


Often times, schools compete for the highest rank in the list of best schools academically, but how about when schools compete for the most expensive spot in the list of most expensive schools instead? They not only want to be the best schools study-wise but also the most recognizable financially even to those who have never been to the school before. They are known to be strictly for the rich class and partly for the middle class but never for the poor. You could say that to them, education is not for the poor. So for those who can offer their children the best kind of education and can pay anything just for them to have seemingly sufficient education, these 10 most expensive schools will come into play.

Of course, these are the schools where the rich and popular people like to take their kids. In fact they are simply the schools for the Blue Ivy’s of Kenya. Most of them offer the British Curriculum and their school fees is pretty insane with caution fees amounting to 150,000, registration fees 50,000 and applications fees 10,000 Kshs.

Top 10 most expensive schools with figures of how much students pay per annum.

10. Kenton College Preparatory School: Fees – KSh 675,918


Kenton College, Nairobi, is a day preparatory school for 260 boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years. Kenton is situated in the leafy residential suburb of Kileleshwa. The school was founded in January 1924 and was formerlly at Kijabe before moving to Westwood Park Hotel in Ngong’ during World War II and subsequently to Kileleleshwa. It stands on a good land stretching 35 acres and grants access to children from any part of the world. It bridges hugely the gap of racial discrimination as students of all races, play, eat and relax together. In fact the school, indeed reflects the multi-cultural world of today since more than 30 nationalities are represented in the school. An added advantage is the fact they are also one of the best schools academically.Kenton prides itself on its reputation for academic excellence as they cut down class sizes in order to impart enough  quality education.

The school was originally owned by Finlay Cramb, and students pay KSh 675,918 per annum. Why the big pay in this school? That most probably because it is considered one of the top 500 Preparatory Schools in the World

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9. The Banda School: Fees – KSh 695,000


The Banda School stands in Langata, a pleasant suburb of Nairobi, just round the corner from the village of Karen. Nairobi’s unrivaled climate together with Branda’s pleasant grounds provide the idyllic setting of the school. Yes, it has such a peaceful and cheerful environment. The Ngong Hills are visible from the school and opposite is the Nairobi National Park. The school is essentially English preparatory school and follows British Nnational Curriculum. The co educational school has mostly British, a few Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans as their staff.

The school was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Chitty in 1966 and is currently one of the biggest Preparatory schools in the world and also one of the best international school in Kenya offering the British curriculum.

And as for the tuition fees per term,  the students pay  KSh 695,000 depending on which year and the outstanding academic, sporting and cultural achievements set it apart from the rest. They also have I pads in school.

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8. Gems Cambridge International School – Fees Ksh 718,480


Gems Cambridge is owned and operated by GEMS Education. it is located in the posh suburbs of Karen. At GEMS Cambridge International School, Nairobi children are surrounded by learning opportunities both on the inside and outside the classroom.  Experienced and well qualified educators  from some of the best schools in Kenya and around the world are the teachers and the staff of Gems. The tuition fee is Ksh 718,480. per annum although the figure vary as the value of currencies increase and decrease.

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7. Braeburn Imani International School: Fees – KES 727,800 


The school located along Mangu Road, Thika provides students with international education. It was formally founded in the serene farmlands of Thika in 1969, Imani School was taken over by the Braeburn Schools Ltd on 1 January 2011, making it the newest member of the Braeburn Group of International Schools.  It is currently called Braeburn Imani International School (BIIS).

Braeburn offers a British Curriculum for early years unit, primary school, high school and sixth form based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, from Early Years Foundation Stage through to pre-University courses (2 – 18 year olds) and if you are wondering what the students do to secure a slot in the university, you would have to set aside KES 727,800 per annum in school fees for a start.

6. Hillcrest International School: Fees – KSh782,310


Hillcrest is the sixth most expensive school in Kenya. It stands in the South West of Nairobi in the suburb of Karen. It was founded as a preparatory school in 1966 before expanding into a campus that comprises of Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory, Hillcrest Secondary and Hillcrest Senior School. Its school fees amounts to KES782,310 per annum, which quite expensive for Kenyan Standards.

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