Independent Schools in Kenya
- Independent schools
Gross enrolment overall: 66.7% (2009)
Primary female–male ratio: 0.98:1 (2009)
Secondary female–male ratio: 0.90:1 (2009)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 47:1 (2009)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 30:1 (2009)
There are eight years of compulsory education starting at age six. Primary school comprises eight years and secondary four. The school year starts in January. The Kenya National Examinations Council was established in 1980 to conduct all national school and post-school examinations except for those of universities.
There are many independent English-medium schools in Kenya, including boarding schools and schools offering British, International Baccalaureate and US qualifications, with the largest numbers of schools in Nairobi and Mombasa. Well established schools include the Aga Khan Academy (Mombasa), Hillcrest (Nairobi), Imani School (Thika), the International School of Kenya (Nairobi), Peponi School (Ruiru), Rosslyn Academy (Nairobi) and St Mary’s School (Nairobi).