School Profile


School and Community

West Nairobi School is an International Christian School founded in 1996. It is a private co-ed (mixed) day school with North American curriculum taught in English from Kindergarten to 12th grade. West Nairobi School also has Early Childhood Learning Center for students 4 – 5 years old. More than 20 nationalities are represented in the school.


Over 30 certified faculty teach at West Nairobi School, providing a ratio of 1:9 teaching faculty to students. The faculty includes one director, two principals, one guidance counselor, one admissions counselor, two special needs teachers, one English language learner teacher, one chaplain, and five teacher assistants.

The faculty and staff at West Nairobi School 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.

WNS is located in the outskirts of Nairobi in the leafy suburbs of Karen. WNS campus is surrounding by green vegetation making it quiet and a serene atmosphere conducive for learning.

West Nairobi School is accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


West Nairobi School uses North American curriculum and standardized testing is administered to grades 2-10 each year. WNS is committed to meeting individual needs of students, subject to the availability of staff and facilities. English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education (SPED) and remedial programs are provided for students as necessary. The high school offers a broad range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses including Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Spanish Language, and United States History.

School Calendar

The school year consists of two semesters, with 180 instructional days. The first semester begins in August and ends in December, the second semester begins in January and ends in May.

Class of 2017 Graduates

Graduation Requirements

West Nairobi School offers two diploma tracks:

 College Preparatory Diploma:

24 total credits are required for graduation including:

  • 4.0 English
  • 3.0 Social Studies
  • 3.0 Math
  • 3.0 Science
  • 1-4 Bible (required every semester enrolled)
  • 2.0 World Language
  • 1.0 Fine Arts
  • 1.0 Physical Education
  • 1.0 Technology
  • 2-5 Electives and/or  Additional Credits.

Academic Honors Diploma:

27 total credits are required. In addition to the requirements for the College Preparatory Diploma students must accomplish the following:

  • Earn a 3.5 GPA
  • Take a rigorous course load including 2.0 credits of Honors or AP classes
  • Accumulate 15 credits in core subjects
  • 3.0 credits of World Language
  • 2.5 credits of Electives and Additional Credits

Grade Scale

A =93-100 A- =90-92 B+ = 87-89 B = 83-86 B- = 80-82 C+ =77-79 C = 73-76

C- =70-72 D+ = 67-69 D =63-66 D- =60-62 F = Below 60

 The data below reflects results from students whose primary language may not be English, and whose primary culture is not North American culture.

Test Data

The data below reflects results from students whose primary language may not be English, and whose primary culture is not North American culture.

West Nairobi School Average SAT Results

Critical Reading Math Writing
Class of 2010 532 525 551
Class of 2011 501 468 531
Class of 2012 500 513 564
Class of 2013 559 536 559
Class of 2014 550 550 506
Class of 2015 532 608 562


Universities and College Admissions for Our Graduates

University of Melbourne
University of Wollongong
Acadia University
Carleton University
Saint Mary’s University
University of Waterloo
Western Ontario University
York University
Asia Pacific University, Ritsumeikan
Temple University, Tokyo Campus
DayStar University, Nairobi
United States International University
Strathmore Business University
South Africa
University of Cape Town
United Kingdom
Nottingham Trent University
University of Westminster

University of Glasgow

United States of America
Baylor University
Cairn University
California State University, Fresno
Calvin College
Case Western University
Cedarville University
Coe College
Drexel University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
George Fox University
Georgetown College
Goshen College
Houghton College
Indiana Wesleyan University
John Brown University
Le Tourneau University
Liberty University
Loyola University
Lynn University
Master’s College
Miami University, OH
Olivet Nazarene University
Pace University
Penn State University
Pensacola Christian College
Seattle Pacific University
Spring Arbor University
State University of New York, Buffalo
Southern Utah University
Taylor University
Texas A&M University
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Florida, Gainesville
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Miami
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
Wheaton College
Woodbury University