|There are many different school systems operating in Nairobi:
- The Kenyan System (also called 8-4-4)
- The American System, (at the International School) and various National Systems (eg German School)
- The English Preparatory System
- The English Primary/Secondary system based on the British National Curriculum, IGCSE, GCE
The Kenyan System prepares students largely for Kenyan Universities and Technical or Vocational colleges.
The American and National Systems prepare further studies in their respective countries.
In the English Preparatory System schools usually take children in September following their sixth birthday. They keep them until they are 13, when they sit for the Common Entrance Examination. This is an examination that has traditionally been used for entry
into British Private Schools. Such schools are often referred to as "public" although they are private and independent. Some senior schools in Nairobi also accept some pupils through Common Entrance Examination. The Common Entrance is only of use to
gain admission to an English Private School; it is NOT a qualification like the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A Levels).
Kestrel Manor School follows the English Primary/Secondary system IGCSE, GCE (#4.). See our Curriculum .