About WNS


West Nairobi School was established in 1996 to provide a North American Christian school education for missionary families in East Africa.  The first WNS campus was located on Argwings Kodhek Road in the Kilimani area of Nairobi.

The school continued to grow and moved to its current campus in the beautiful Karen area in 2000. The first high school graduation also ocurred in 2000.  In 2003, WNS became part of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS).

New buildings were added as student numbers increased.  The tradition of academic excellence and strong sense of school pride also continued to grow.  Today, WNS is proud to provide a North American curriculum education to children of diplomats, expat business people, Kenyan families, and missionaries.

West Nairobi School is an International private co-ed (mixed) day school from Kindergarten to 12th grade. WNS also has Early Childhood Learning Center for students 4 – 5 years old.

The faculty and staff at WNS are dedicated to providing the highest quality education in a caring, loving environment. We believe that your child was created for a purpose and we seek to prepare children mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually to fulfill their purpose.

At WNS we strive for excellence in education and seek to teach the whole child. WNS is blessed to have some of the best teachers in the world. One of the comments heard most often about WNS is that our students feel loved, encouraged and safe. Students from all ethnic, national, religious backgrounds are respected and welcomed. West Nairobi School does not discriminate in admissions policies on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.


West Nairobi School is part of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS). NICS operates 21 international schools in 16 countries around the world, including one online school.

Visit www.nics.org to learn more about NICS.

Being part of a large network of International schools benefits West Nairobi School students by:

  • Aiding in the recruiting highly qualified professional educators -- the NICS Home Office aids in the recruitment of WNS faculty.

  • Providing the opportunity for WNS teachers to WNS teachers to network with other educators around the world – teachers share information, advice and expertise with hundreds of professional teachers in similar schools.

  • Ensuring students receive a world-class education by providing strict governance and accreditation standards for WNS.

  • Helping prepare WNS teachers for working in an international school – new NICS teachers attend training designed specifically for educators working with international students.

The mission of NICS is to establish a worldwide network of international Christian schools staffed by qualified Christian educators, instilling in each student a Biblical world-view in an environment of academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures and religions.