Braeside is a co-educational CIS accredited International 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. Braesides aim is to allow all students to fulfill their academic potential, while at the same time developing social skills and graces to enable them to meet the challenges of society.
It prides itself on creating Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Learners Enjoying Success "“ the 'Braeburn Circles'.
The 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.
Examinations taken include SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) which are taken at the end of Year 2 and 6, the Cambridge Checkpoint taken at the end of Year 9, IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11, AS Levels at the end of Year 12 and A Levels are completed at the end of Year 13. It also offers the two year Edexcel BTEC National Diploma course in Business in Year 12 and 13.
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 a 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).
Throughout their time in Braeside, students are given Career advice and guidance pertaining to applications made for Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world.
Whilst the importance of academic achievement is recognised, a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities are offered. 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.
The school has an open door policy. Parents regularly pop in to discuss issues or simply to walk around to see what is going on. Communication between students, staff and parents is extensive and healthy. A detailed report is prepared for each student each term.
Braeside School has students with smiles on their faces. Children want to come to school, to achieve, to discover and exploit their talents, to contribute and to be ready for the challenges adulthood brings. With a staff balanced with youth and experience and committed parents and students, it achieves and will continue to achieve its aims at the school.