Boarding

Strive for the peak

Boarding

Home Away From Home

The school is designed and equipped to provide outstanding educational and homely environment. It is a family boarding school where social and personal needs come first. The beautiful extensive campus, five kilometres from Nyeri, is situated in the foothills of Mt. Kenya surrounded by trees and coffee. Students have a view of the sun rising behind the shoulder of Mt. Kenya and the sunset glow behind the Aberdares and Nyeri Hill. 

Staff Housing is close to the boys and girls dormitories. Matrons experienced in boarding schools live in the dorms. Support staff assist in areas such as cleaning and laundry. Pupils benefit from a secure, healthy environment. Municipal water is filtered and stored by the school. Borehole water is also available. There are separate, dedicated computer/telephone lines so that email and Internet access is constantly available. There is an infirmary and a resident nurse.

Food is carefully prepared by a team of professional cooks and kitchen staff catering to a wide range of tastes and requirements. 

The staff consciously works to create a home-like feeling of community. Close monitoring of all boarding students is considered to be of utmost importance. Boarding is well structured to ensure security and appropriate supervision. Pupils are assigned to tutors who closely follow and advise on academic progress and social development. 

Because Christian values are considered central to the success of the school there is a full-time resident chaplain who conducts services every Sunday at the lovely Grace Chapel. Parents are always most welcome to the church services. Scheduled counselling sessions are also available.

On weekends, there are various organized recreational activities for all boarding students. The Junior School parents/guardians may visit their children during weekends if they so desire. The Senior School has scheduled visits.

contact & information

Contact Us


Junior School

Edward Obuya, Principal
Phone: 061-2030725 and 061-2030144
Fax:+254 61-2034988
Mobile: 0720-437387/ 0736-749611/
0727-423658/0727-363880/0707-584933

Senior School

Gerald Mandu, Principal | CEO,
Phone: 061- 2031142 and 061- 2030017
Fax: +254 61-2031030
Mobile: 0723-977666/0716-211388 /
0736-779547


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