School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Andy Hill
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Number of pupils 900
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Braeside is a co-educational Council of International Schools (CIS) accredited school and Council of British International Schools (COBIS) member school offering academic programmes based on the British National Curriculum for 2 to 18 year-olds. Established in 1996, it is located on lush grounds off Muthangari Road in the quiet residential suburb of Lavington within Nairobi.|
It has a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere with high standards of discipline, whilst providing an environment conducive to good learning. Braeside's aim is to allow all students to fulfil their academic potential, while at the same time developing social skills and graces to enable them to meet the challenges of society.
Braeside is the largest accredited University of Cambridge International Centre in Kenya and also has the prestigious status of being a Cambridge Fellowship Centre. The courses offered are numerous and cater for the needs of its students in an international environment. They lead to International Qualifications including the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), Checkpoint, International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE), International Certificate of Education (ICE), General Certificate of Education (GCE 'O', AS/A2) and BTEC (Edexcel).
The school's Early Years Unit is housed in its own unique facility featuring a well- equipped playground and a sports field, the main focus being character building through play.
In the Primary Years the aim is to develop independent learners who feel that they belong in every facet of the school.
In the Secondary Years the focus is on equipping learners with life skills that will enable them to be ready for adult life.
Whilst the importance of academic achievement is recognised, it also offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for its students. Individual timetables for activities are prepared for pupils to pursue their interests at lunch times, after school and at weekends. Regular school excursions are also an integral part of the school's programme.
Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Learners Enjoying Success