18 Miotoni Ln, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

ADMISSIONS

WNS

Welcome from the Admissions Department!

Thank you for considering enrolling your child at West Nairobi School. Finding the right school for your child is important. At WNS we understand the significance of this process and make it our goal to assist you as a prospective family in this vital decision. Few decisions have the lasting impact on your child as that of a school choice. It is during their school days that life-long friendships will be made, spiritual formations will take place, and values will be instilled.

WNS is here to partner with you in making those days the very best they can be.

West Nairobi School offers a superior academic foundation in the context of a loving Christian environment. We strive to nurture the academic, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development of the whole child. Our fully accredited program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop students who are able to excel in college and beyond.

West Nairobi School does not discriminate in admissions policies on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.

We invite you to schedule a personal tour of our school. Our prayer is that God would lead and direct your path and that WNS would be a possible future home for your family.

Please feel free to contact us by email for additional information, or visit our website to complete the appropriate admission forms. If you would like to visit the school please call us to book an appointment. Walks-in will not be allowed. Thank you for your interest in West Nairobi School.

In His Love and by His Grace,
WNS Admissions Department
Elizabeth Musyoki

Learning, Growing, Achieving

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Gregg McNeil
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West Nairobi School

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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.

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There’s nothing we love more than introducing families to our community and the learning experience at WNS.

West Nairobi School is open Monday through Friday 7:45 am to 4:15 pm. The school is closed on school and public holidays.

Please note: If you would like to schedule an appointment with admissions or take a school tour, fill the contact form or call to book an appointment.

+254 709-331-000 , +254 733-610-394, or +254 703-610-394
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1. How is the North American system different from other school systems?

American schools divide the school year into two semesters (halves). This can further be divided into four quarters. The American school usually begins in August and ends in May. Kindergarten is the first required year of school. Children must turn five before September 1st in order to start school. There are typically three divisions in school: elementary, middle school, and high school. In order to graduate high school, students must earn “credits”; one full year study of one course is equal to one credit. Credits begin in ninth grade.

 

2. Does West Nairobi offer the International Baccalaureate program?

No, we offer an Advanced Placement program.  This program allows students to take college-level courses in areas where they excel.  Many four-year colleges in the United States, United Kingdom and colleges in over 60 other countries give students college credit, advanced placement or both based on their AP Exam scores.  This offers students an advantage when they start university.

 

3. Is the school for international students only?

While the West Nairobi student body represents over 30 countries and gives our school an international flavor, our school is always open to national applicants.

 

4. Do you offer the SAT or ACT standardized tests?

Yes, we offer the SAT test four times a year. WNS is an SAT testing center.

 

5. How is West Nairobi accredited?

West Nairobi is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) as well as Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

 

6. Should my child be fluent in English to attend?

It is best that your child has a working knowledge of English.  West Nairobi does offer ELL (English Language Learner) courses for students whose first language is not English.  The ELL program is individualized, and each student works at his/her own level.  Instruction includes linguistics, speaking, listening, reading and writing.

 

7. What are the average class sizes at West Nairobi?

We try and keep our teacher to student ratio low so that each student has more one-on-one instruction with the teacher.  The class maximums are as follows:

Early Childhood Learning Center (pre-school) – 12 students

Kindergarten – 16 students

1st Grade – 20 students

2nd –8th grade classroom size is 25 students

9th-12th grade classroom size is 25 students

 

8. Will and why would my child have to take an admissions test?

Students transferring from an American curriculum school that have standardized test scores may be exempt from placement testing.  All other students need to take an admissions placement test so we can ensure the right class for your child.  We want your child to excel.

 

9. How long does the admissions process take?

Once an application, health form, and appropriate paperwork is submitted to the admissions counselor a placement test is scheduled.  After the placement test you will have results within 2-3 days.

 

10. Can my child “try out” school for the day?

We would love to have your child “shadow” his/her class for the day.  It is good for your child to get a feel of the class and be comfortable when the first day of school arrives.

 

11. If I send my application via the internet how do I pay the application and testing fee?

If you are in Kenya when you apply, we would like to have the application fee paid on or before the day of placement testing.  We understand not everyone applying to West Nairobi School is in Kenya when they apply.  The application fee can be paid through a bank transfer. Account details are provided on request. Alternatively, if one is arriving in the country before the scheduled placement testing date, the testing fee can be brought into the business office.

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