Africa’s Most Expensive School: Kenyan Institution Sits At Number One


Where do you think Africa’s most expensive school is located? Well, International Schools Database as recently as April 2017 completed an analysis of the cost of schooling in any of the international schools around the world. And in this year’s edition as always, the survey utilized database of international schools in the world to arrive at the result.

As shocking as it may sound,  international school of Kenya was named the most expensive in Africa.

Based on the report, one pupil of the school pay as massive as  Sh2.7 Million every year – which primarily makes the school specifically for the rich.

Three institutions including Rosslyn Academy, Banda School and Kenton Preparatory School followed in second, levying the studentup to Sh1.5 Million every year.

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Hillcrest and other elite international schools followed in behind with their school fees standing between Sh428,000 and Sh1.4 Million.

Furthering, the survey noted that Nairobi habours the learning institutions with the highest tuition fees in Africa.

Nevertheless, the report named Shanghai – China as the most high priced city by fees that shelters international schools demanding  Sh3.4 million from every child every year.

In calculating the cost of each international school, the system used the whole cost of a complete term for one 6-year old child, removing one-time fees like enrollment fee, application fee, and other miscellaneous costs.

An excerpt from the survey reads:

“To calculate the price of international schools we used the whole price of a full term for one 6-year old child, excluding one-time fees like enrollment fee, application fee, etc.

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Also. note that only the cities with seven or more international schools were used as the sample size of this entire survey.

The international schools ranking system additionally made use of the price of rent, rounded up on Expatistan.com in determining the Monthly rent for a renovated 85 m2 furnished apartment, in high-end area of the city on April 1st 2017. Again, prices were all changed from the local currency into USD using the current exchange rate valid on April 1st 2017.

The essence of International Schools Database is to give parents the insight of the total costs of giving their child quality education in international schools around the world. They do this every year in order to maintain the freshness of the data of the most current and updated Ranking of Most Expensive International Schools.