International Education

Hillcrest Secondary School, Nairobi, Kenya

School Profile:
British curriculum
450 students, 12-19 yrs.
PO Box 24819, Nairobi,
Tel: (+254) 2 882222/884448
Fax: (+254) 2 882350/883496 ke ke
The Hillcrest Secondary School, founded in 1975, is situated on a 35-acre site in the Nairobi suburb of Karen. The school caters for the international, professional and local business communities. It is expensive, but only by local standards. The Hillcrest Secondary School 's facilities include 14 traditional classrooms, seven laboratories, a library, two art rooms, three 'A' level Seminar rooms, a large multipurpose hall, a 25-metre swimming pool, two squash courts, four tennis courts, six full-size playing fields, a music centre with auditorium, an open-air amphitheatre, a gym and 'cyber-life'.
A seven-acre site, adjacent to the school, holds a small boarding block, capable of housing 16 girls and 16 boys.
The Hillcrest Secondary School year currently runs from September to July and IGCSE/'O' and 'A' level exams are set and marked by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and Edexcel.
This co-educational school, of about 440 students, has its largest groups coming from Kenya and Britain. The staff are mainly recruited from Britain, but all are on the same terms and conditions, and have two-year (renewable) contracts with the school.
The Sixth Form at the Hillcrest Secondary School has from between 60 and 75 students in each year, most of whom continue to university, mainly in the UK, but also in the USA, Canada, Europe and South Africa.