A snapshot overview of schools in Mombasa that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.
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Schools in Mombasa reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International
PYP/MYP/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 6-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; private non-profit; 625 pupils
Established in 2003, the first of the Aga Khan Development Network academies and now providing a boarding capacity for 300 students. The group has schools in the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda in its African sector and is investing over $1 million in the region. Selection is on merit and 50 per cent receive financial aid. IB average points scored in 2018 were 33 against the global figure of 29.8 and several graduates have moved on to leading global universities.
Braeburn Mombasa International School (pending)
National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 2-18; co-ed; day and weekly boarding; independent; privately owned; 870 pupils
Part of the Braeburn group of schools. Primary and secondary schools are the only schools in Mombasa to be accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the primary school is also accredited by the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). Also offering BTecs in Travel and Tourism and Business, either on their own or in conjunction with A-Levels. Accredited by the Council of International Schools and inspected by British Schools Overseas (BSO).
Mombasa Academy (pending)
National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 300 pupils
Small school established in 1978 in the smart residential area of Nyali. Divided into a junior, preparatory and senior school following the English curriculum through to A-Levels. Around one third of the students are expats.
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