Schools in Kenya
- Independent Schools
Gross enrolment overall: 67.0% (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 the age of six. Primary school comprises six years and secondary six, with cycles of two and four years. The school year starts in January.
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).