Brookhouse occupies a unique place on the educational landscape of East Africa. In 2013 the school was invited to join ‘The G-20’, a prestigious group of eminent schools around the world, including Eton, Exeter and Wellington; a great honour that signals the role that Brookhouse is taking in setting standards of excellence in international education. Located in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Langata, 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre, and thirty minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Brookhouse provides a first class international education for over 750 children, aged from 2 – 19 years. The international mix of students from 45 nations engenders an attitude of tolerance and respect within a real family atmosphere.
Key to its ethos, the school is a member of Round Square, a global family of schools that includes Gordonstoun and Felsted in the UK, Daly College and the Doon School in India, Deerfield and Hotchkiss in the USA. This allows Brookhouse students to travel all over the world to attend international Round Square conferences and global exchanges that extend and develop the wider perspective of each student, giving them greater confidence as they grow as global citizens.
Brookhouse first opened its doors in 1981 and celebrated 30 years of commitment to international education in 2011. In 2001 the school became the first British curriculum school in Kenya to meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and since then has added IAPS accreditation for its Prep section. Brookhouse offers British system IGCSE and A-levels, and graduates proceed to the finest universities around the world. The school also offers a university Foundation Year programme accredited by the Northern Consortium of UK Universities, and exciting BTEC courses in Music, Music Technology and Art & Design for pupils who wish to focus their academic pathway on the Creative Arts.
Brookhouse is also a provider of quality boarding in East Africa, with a purpose built on-site boarding facility. The Boarding House, in two separate sections for boys and girls, has accommodation in selfcontained flats, housing small groups of students who are of the same age. Full laundry and catering facilities are of the highest standards, and Boarding House parents ensure a family atmosphere is maintained by combining clear boundaries with a caring approach to the welfare of each child.
As part of the school ethos, Brookhouse is very proud of the cultural traditions and heritage of Africa, and celebrates its role as a provider of international education within the African context, nurturing young people living in Africa to develop the kind of international focus necessary for them to contribute effectively on the world stage.
Brookhouse boasts outstanding academic results each year, with students excelling in the annual UK Cambridge and Edexcel examinations. However, central to the Round Square philosophy that makes Brookhouse unique is the school’s willingness to embrace a wider challenge other than just the delivery of an academic curriculum. The school takes seriously its responsibility to mould young people into respectful, sensible and humble young adults who embrace their responsibilities before they demand their rights, who contribute to society rather than seize opportunities only for themselves. This desire to create an environment that fosters ‘servant leadership’ and a sense of humble commitment in each child has led the school to develop a unique curriculum approach. The daily Citizenship lesson which encourages an ethical world view for all students is valued as equal to traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and French.
Brookhouse balances this progressive curriculum with traditional expectations of behaviour from all its pupils. Manners, courtesy and respect are at the core of this value system and the school maintains a strong sense of discipline to enable pupils to thrive within a structured environment.
Such quality education is achieved through constant reinvestment in outstanding facilities, including the best performance auditorium in Eastern Africa, and the school retains the services of only the finest staff available, including such talented artistes as Ian Mbugua and Eric Wainaina, who are teaching members of staff.
So if your son or daughter is a budding artist, actor or musician, future scientist, doctor or engineer, they may indeed find a home for their talents at Brookhouse, where academic excellence and sporting prowess thrive right alongside a celebration of Kenya’s ability to lead the region in the provision of international education.
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