Best IGCSE Schools in Kenya Fee and Contacts

In Kenya Education is considered the key to success, however, do you know that education in Kenya is offered in different curriculums. Many people know about the 8-4-4 system, which has 8 years of primary, 4 years of secondary, and four years of University. The 8-4-4 system was introduced in 1985, by former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. On the other hand, there is IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education ). A system offered in International Schools in Kenya and Worldwide

In the early Years, IGCSE schools in Kenya were seen as expensive and only belonged to the rich people only. However, with the growth rate of the Kenyan economy in the present day, many middle-class families have adopted the system, hence increasing the demand for more International Schools in Kenya. At the moment Kenya is one of the Countries in Africa which has a stable economy and favors the establishment of International schools. In addition, compared to the early years when the International school had more foreign students than Kenyans, nowadays the population of Kenyan students studying in Group of Schools has surpassed that of the foreigners. This shows that Kenyans have realized the importance of this curriculum and they have fully embraced it. One of the reasons most parents prefer these schools, is they are privately owned, hence chances of teachers’ strike or any other form of dispute is unlikely to happen. Education in these schools is of top quality since most of the teachers hired in these schools are highly qualified and are paid.

IGCSE was introduced in Kenya in 1988, and in this system, certification is given at the Class 10 levels. Unlike the 8-4-4 system which is offered in all the public schools and another private school countrywide, the IGCSE is offered in International schools which are commonly known as a “Group of Schools”. Since IGCSE is an International program it’s usually assessed by two bodies, Edexcel ( London Examination ) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), both based in the United Kingdom.

Compared with the 8-4-4, IGCSE offers a variety of different subjects with more practical while learning. When a candidate passes the IGCSE, he or she is usually eligible to proceed for any +2 level qualification, such as Class 12 CBSE/ICSE. Moreover, in IGCSE grading range is on a scale of 8 from A to G and A+ is the highest grade.  Furthermore, the system consists of five groups, and each group has several subjects to choose from. The list below shows some of the Best International Schools in Kenya and how much they pay.

1. Braeburn Schools

The Braeburn Schools are a Group of Internationals Schools based in Kenya and Tanzania. Braeburn offers British/ International curricula and has a population of 3,600 pupils in Kenya and Tanzania. In Kenya, it has different branches such as Braeburn in Nanyuki, Nairobi, Kisumu, and other counties.

Fees Structure 2021

The annual fee for FS1 (Nursery), morning only is 695,700 with a deposit of 50,000. For afternoon care they charge 79,200 annually.

  • The annual Fee for FS2 (Reception) is 774, 000 and a deposit of 50,000
  • The annual fee for years 1-6 is 1,590,300 and a deposit of 50,000
  • The annual fee for years 7-9 is 1,644,900 and a deposit of 50,000
  • The annual fee for year 10 is 1,754,100 and a deposit of 50,000
  • Annual fee for year 11 (IGCSE) 1,754,100 and deposit od 50, 000.
  • The annual fee for years 12 and 13 is 1,876,800 and a deposit of 50,000.


Tel: 020-3875572, 3878161, 3872316


2. Hillcrest International School

Hillcrest is one of the best IGCSE schools in Kenya, founded in 1965 by Frank Thompson and Dorothy Noad. The school started as a preparatory kindergarten and later expanded to a secondary. In addition, it offers a British curriculum, catering for children starting 6months to young adults aged 18 years.

Fee Structure

Termly fee

  • Year 11- Ksh 720,800
  • Year 12-  Ksh761,500
  • Year 12/13 – Ksh 567,000
  • Year 12/13- Ksh 632, 100
  • Year 12/13- 697,200


Tell: +254724-255444, +254736256173