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Best schools in Mombasa Kenya

A snapshot overview of schools in Mombasa that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

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

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups 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 descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

Schools in Mombasa reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International

Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa 

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.

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

Braeburn Mombasa International School  

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).

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/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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