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St. Andrew’s School, Turi

Gender: Coeducational
Type: Day school only
Age range: 5 - 18

St. Andrew’s School, Turi was founded in 1931. It was initially developed as a school for the children of up-country farmers, but has grown to be a large and successful boarding school, providing a first-class education to children from East Africa and beyond. Starting as a Preparatory School for pupils aged 5 to 13 years, St. Andrew’s School added the Senior School in 1988 and a Sixth Form College in 2010 and now caters for over 500 pupils between the ages of 5 and 18.

The IDEALS in our school

Individual learning in a close-knit, yet international, community encapsulates education at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School. From an early age, our pupils are encouraged to articulate their ideas, express their viewpoints and develop independence.

There is great emphasis placed on leadership development and service. Amongst our students are the leaders of the future, and they will take with them the values of integrity, trust and respect that St Andrew’s School encourages them to demonstrate.

Being an international school, pupils from St. Andrew’s School grow to be world citizens. With many nationalities among staff and pupils, the pupils have a great awareness of different cultures and ethnic groups.

What being a Round Square school means to us

Kurt Hahn’s challenge to “free the children of rich and influential parents from the enervating influence of wealth and privilege” is a highlight for me.

Many of our students are from affluent families. For these students, there is a real danger that they become motivated to become wealthy, comfortable and powerful. By being a Round Square School we are committed to seeing each student develop a strong social conscience and develop a belief that leadership should always be for the benefit of others. Kurt Hahn expressed this as “Samaritan Service”.

Where to find us


Private Bag, Molo 20106 , Kenya