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Best schools in Mombasa Kenya

A snapshot: schools in Mombasa considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with  next to their names. 

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.


International schools

Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa 

PYP/ MYP/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 6-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; private non-profit; 625 students

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 large sums in the region. Selection is on merit and 50 per cent receive financial aid. International Baccalaureate Diploma average points have been in the low to mid-thirties against the global figure of just under 30 and several graduates have moved on to leading global universities.

Click here to read our full review of the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

Braeburn Mombasa International School  

National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE; ages 2-16; co-ed; day and weekly boarding; independent; privately owned; 870 students

Part of the Braeburn group of schools. The 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 inspected by the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). Inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for British Schools Overseas (BSO).

Click here to read our full review of the Braeburn Mombasa International School

This school has been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider updating our review.

Mombasa Academy 

National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ A Level; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 300 students

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.

For more information on the schools above, please go to  each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.

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