Strive for the Peak

Welcome to Mount Kenya Academy...

Mount Kenya Academy was started in 1982 by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mwangi at the Nyeri Kindergarten site in Nyeri town. The Junior School moved to its present site in 1983. In 2004 following demand from parents and support from Mr. & Mrs Scott Hawkins and family, Cindy Candler and other friends from Atlanta Georgia the Senior School was established. Ever since the first MKA class sat  their KCPE examination in 1988, the Junior School has ranked among the most successful schools in Kenya for KCPE performance and now the Senior School is building the same reputation with both the KCSE and IGCSE. Graduates from both schools have gone on to excellent schools and Universities in Kenya, the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia. Many of them who have completed their studies now have high profile jobs in Kenya and abroad.


our schools


junior school

Founded in 1982 by Charity Mwangi, Mount Kenya Academy Junior School has grown into one of the most respected schools in East Africa.

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Senior School

Opened in January 2004 with its first Form One class, The Senior School has continued to grow.Currently, it has an enrolment of over 200 students. Staff and Faculty have also increased proportionately. We offer both 8-4-4 and IGCSE systems.

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contact & information

Contact Us


Junior School

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

Senior School

Ian Stamp, Principal/Deputy Director,
Phone: 061- 2031142 and 061- 2030017
Fax: +254 61-2031030
Mobile: 0723-977666/0716-211388 /
0736-779547


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