< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? Most expats enroll their children in private international schools. International schools in Kenya generally follow the British school calendar; some follow the American calendar. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? Some of Nairobi’s leading international primary and secondary schools are: British Syllabus Brookhouse School, Langata Road Gems School, Magadi Road Banda School, Magadi Road Hill Crest, Karen Braeburn, Lavington Braeburn, Garden Estate Braeside, Lavington Nairobi International School, Lavington St Austin, Lavington Kenton Preparatory School, Kileleshwa Peponi School, Westlands Potterhouse, Gigiri Oshwal School, Parklands Premiere School, Parklands American Syllabus International School of Kenya Rosslyn School, Gigiri West Nairobi, Karen IB Syllabus Aga Khan Academy, Parklands Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Yes, it is advised to enquire about a space well in advance for the best private schools. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? Yes, please see list above. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? In general, children are driven to school by their parents. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? Most schools follow the British school calendar: Three terms running from early September to early December, early January to late March, and late April to mid-July. Three high schools follow the North American school calendar, the first term of which usually begins in late August. ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? There are several schools maintained by foreign communities, with classes in their native languages. These include the French, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish schools. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.