Boarding School in Nairobi, Kenya

Brookhouse Boarding School in Karen, Nairobi, offers premium on-campus accommodation at one of the most highly-respected schools in Kenya. ‘Mandela House’ provides comfortable and safe boarding facilities for 200 students who live, learn, and grow together in vibrant, purpose-built accommodation.

  • Superior residential facilities, with ensuite bathrooms and state-of-the-art design features 
  • Personalised academic and pastoral mentoring support for each boarding student
  • A secure and safe on-campus boarding house, within a perimeter-secure compound
  • A comprehensive evening and weekend blend of academic and extracurricular activities
  • An international boarding community from 50 nations sharing a 'home away from home' family atmosphere
  • A longstanding tradition of academic excellence, preparing students for the finest universities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Boarding to Suit Your Needs

Our diverse international Boarding School community gains an unrivalled holistic education. All children recieve clear behavioural expectations, a supportive learning environment, and a wide range of exciting weekend activities within the beautiful Karen region. Boarding teachers and supervising staff cultivate a safe and secure atmosphere on a daily basis. They are committed to ensuring that learners access a first-class experience during school hours and upon returning to the boarding home.

why our Boarding school in Nairobi

Why choose our Boarding School in Nairobi?

Boarding students benefit from after-school study support, cultural visits to attractions in Nairobi, and exclusive out-of-hours access to the School's premium facilities just moments away from the Mandela House Building. Our young residents are welcomed into boarding life and positively contribute to their community while also enjoying additional time with their peers.

At our School, the boarding environment cultivates discipline, independent learning skills, and respect for others residing in student accommodation. After homework is completed, students may enjoy their free time with friends in the comfort of the boarding home and build life-long friendships that last beyond their school years. 

Boarders learn under direct supervision of experienced educators and House Supervisors. A committed team of adults attends to students around the clock. They create an extended school family, and foster various values in boarding students, including independence, a sense of responsibility, community spirit, organisation, and resilience, developing children into bright, young individuals.

Boarding school benefits

Benefits of Choosing Boarding in Karen

The leafy surroundings of the Karen campus provide a safe and relaxed boarding environment conducive to studying and exploring the picturesque sights of Nairobi. Conveniently located close to the School’s main buildings, boarding pupils are encouraged to maximise their access to academic, sports and arts facilities nearby.

The School is in close proximity to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, which is less than 30 minutes away. The peaceful, central location offers convenience for international families seeking world-class education at a top school in East Africa. For students utilising the weekly accommodation option, the School Bus Service or local transport routes are ideal. Bus routes serve most neighbourhoods in Runda and Karen. Nature reserves, including the Nairobi National Park, border the Karen campus and showcase the stunning Kenyan flora and fauna.

boarding options

Boarding Options

Parents can choose from several boarding packages to suit the needs of their family. Personalised boarding schedules can be arranged on a case-by-case basis to reflect students’ needs, family requirements and individual preferences. With weekly and term-time boarding options available, families can bypass daily commuting, giving children valuable time to immerse themselves in their education and receive the support they need to reach their learning goals.

  • Weekly boarding

  • Monthly boarding

  • Full-time boarding

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Boarding Residence

The School Boarding House is designed for the comfort and safety of our students. The building is separated into wings for boys and girls, with around 4 children in each room sharing en-suite bathroom facilities.


Boarding House Staff

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Student Common Rooms

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The School Health Room

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Boarding Student Council

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boarding activities

Boarding School Activities

At weekends, boarders may enjoy a wide range of outdoor and off-campus activities. Leisure time may be filled with sports tournaments, talent shows, cinema and theatre visits, as well as teacher-led cultural trips. The swimming pool, gym, and indoor sports centre are also available for access under the watchful eyes of qualified instructors.

A regular Boarding School assembly is held to raise issues of concern and to congratulate students who have gained outstanding achievement in their learning. A mentor is assigned to each member of our residential community. Boarding mentors arrange pastoral support for students, liaise with academic staff to confirm that homework requirements are met, and ensure that children are happy and making good progress in their boarding education.

Boarding school meals

Meals and Other Services

Daily meals provided to boarders. They are nutritious, healthy and delicious.

Children are regularly consulted to ensure their satisfaction at meal times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the Boarding House Dining Hall during out-of-school hours.

In addition to daily meal provision, the Boarding School also provides a laundry facility. Church services are organised on Sundays for those who would like to attend.

Security at our Boarding School

The Boarding House at Brookhouse is contained within the gated Karen School campus. It is fully-enclosed and secure, with 24-Hour security support in place for the safety of staff and students.

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