Kenya Secondary Schools

The Beacon has partnered with the following top schools in Kenya to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools:


The Beacon Scholarship at Greensteds


Greensteds International School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides an outstanding education based on an adapted form of the National Curriculum of England from Reception to ‘A’ level. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs of all students are met within an international community. Established in 1936 as a Junior School, Greensteds has blossomed over the years and grown into a large school providing quality education from Early Years (age 2), all the way through to Sixth Form (age 18). Located in the scenic Nakuru Region in Kenya, the School today stands on a 50-acre landscaped site.

The School is non-selective and truly international, with pupils and teachers from many cultures and all parts of the world.



The Beacon Scholarship at Hillcrest


Hillcrest Secondary School has a unique and long standing reputation within East Africa.  Our cultural diversity; academic, creative and sporting prowess and wide-ranging opportunities provided to broaden the mind, body and spirit are well-established.  We equip our students to develop into effective young adults and world citizens. We aim to ensure Semper Prospice (always looking forward) is a lifelong mission, achieving this through partnership with parents, support staff and governors.  The cohesive community and low student-teacher ratios enable our students to be stimulated and challenged academically.  Each student is encouraged to aim high and is supported to achieve personal examination success — opening the door to further and higher education and their chosen career path.



The Beacon Scholarship at ISK


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. ISK has over 915 students from more than 60 countries. Graduates earn an ISK North American accredited diploma and approximately 70 percent earn the IB Diploma, enabling them to study at some of the most respected and competitive colleges and universities in the world. Our scholarship program for Kenyan students, together with a broad and dedicated service-learning program which serves our local and national community, have shaped our school values since 1967 and continue today.



The Beacon Scholarship at Peponi


Peponi School is a boarding school that is designed around the British Public School tradition.  The independent schools in the United Kingdom have a long and established history of preparing their pupils for the challenges of university and life beyond a formal education.  Peponi School is a young and newly formed school but one that has taken no time to take its place amongst some of the best schools in the world. The school was established in 1989, to be a first class, independent, co-educational boarding school with an international intake of pupils working towards internationally recognised examinations at 16+ (IGCSEs) and 18+ (A Levels). Our pupils are educated to believe in themselves, to be inquisitive, to be resilient and to be ambitious.  We praise high-achievers in any aspect of their life, whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field or on the stage. Peponi School is purposefully small as we value community. We are a genuine multi-faith and multi-racial school where pupils respect each other and value the differences that contribute to our unique society.



The Beacon Scholarship at St Andrew's, Turi

St Andrews

St Andrew’s is one of the leading independent international schools in East Africa. Numbering approximately 550 boarding students and comprising both Preparatory and Senior Schools, we offer an outstanding education based on the British curriculum to students across the whole age range. The School is situated in a beautiful, rural location on the edge of the Great Rift Valley 200km NW of Nairobi. It is safe and secure. The School’s mission is to ‘develop self-disciplined, confident and compassionate individuals who live and lead with integrity’. This is set within a Christian context, which defines the very essence of the School and is the foundation on which our vision and values are built. Many students will be the leaders of the future and all will play a part in shaping the world in which they live. Our aim is to help and encourage them to grow into accomplished young people of stature. The vision we have is of students going out into the world very well educated, and well equipped in every respect to be an influence for good. We set great store by academic achievement, but we also value highly the development of students’ characters and wider talents and interests, including within sport, the creative and performing arts and a wealth of co-curricular activities. We have the whole person in view.