International School of Kenya


Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow's challenges.


The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. Nestled on 40 acres of a former coffee plantation, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging international curriculum which leads to the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

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At the International School of Kenya the quality of teaching facilities and resources are very high and the emphasis on innovation, student-centered learning and student service programs makes this school a beacon amongst international schools.



Kenya boasts a magnificent coastline, the second highest mountain in Africa, and a spectacular variety of wildlife in its enormous game parks. The cultural diversity is unparalleled.

Kenya sits astride the equator, and the landscape ranges from tropical forests along the coast to glaciers in the mountains. The country contains a large number of lakes, both freshwater and saline and a great variety of plantlife from semi-desert to mangroves and swamp. The Great Rift Valley is less than one hour’s drive northwest from the school.

A significant percentage of the land in Kenya is set aside for national parks and national reserves. You can visit the parks in first class style, staying in one of the many luxury lodges, or you can be economical and camp out. Whichever you may choose, the wildlife is abundant and watching it gives many hours of pleasure. There are over 1,600 species in Africa, and Kenya is home to 1,200. Approximately 200 have been spotted here on the school grounds!

Kenya is a diverse country. Notable peoples include the swahili on the coast, pastoralist communities in the north, and several different communities in the central and western regions.

Nairobi National Park is a favorite spot for after work and on the weekends. Rhinos and leopards will occasionally allow themselves to be seen along with the “usual” residents such as zebras, giraffes, lions, ostriches, gazelles and wildebeest.

Mombasa and the coast are a six-hour drive from Nairobi and very popular tourist spots. The history, seafood, sport fishing, wind surfing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, sunbathing and peace and quiet are all first rate.

And that’s just the beginning.


ISK boasts a community of more than 500 families representing over 65 nationalities. We also have a strong alumni base ranging from former teachers, students, parents and board members.

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It goes without saying that ISK would not exist without our students. While you study here, we take joy in shaping your character through classroom engagement and leadership opportunities. We are committed to molding future world leaders who will lead with conviction and integrity. This is our greatest and most important investment.

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ISK is a vibrant, inclusive community where students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends enhance our mission and vision. We invite you to join us in any way you can on this journey of Passion | Creativity | Ambition.

ISK has over 950 students from more than 65 countries. Graduates earn an ISK North American accredited diploma and approximately 70 percent of ISK graduates earn the IB Diploma, enabling them to study at some of the most respected and competitive colleges and universities in the world.



ISK inspires and nurtures passion, creativity and ambition in pursuit of a better world.


Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.




PO Box 14103 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

+254 20 209 1308/9

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Dear Potential Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in ISK! Our teachers come from a wide range of schools in the United States and around the world, and represent 15 different nationalities. Approximately 45 percent hold US citizenship and the average tenure is 6 years. To encourage interaction with teachers, we intentionally keep our classes small with around 20 students, and most classes include a full time teaching assistant.

David Henry



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PO Box 14103 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 20 209 1308/9   


School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm


ISK provides equal employment opportunities and the Board of Directors maintains and promotes non-discrimination in all aspects of recruitment and employment of individuals. All actions and decisions shall be considered on merit regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, HIV status or any other irrelevant factor.