Mt. Kenya Academy



Mount Kenya Academy is a co-educational school with primary and secondary sections, offering both day and boarding options.

Located in a picturesque and tranquil setting outside Nyeri town along the Nyeri-Kiganjo road, the school provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya.

The school’s Admission Committee is committed to enrolling students who are well-rounded, ambitious, and seeking a solid academic foundation that prepares them for the world and a life of service.

The school welcomes learners from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds, fostering an inclusive community. Selections for admission are based on entrance examinations and personal interviews.


Our Academic pathways

Mount Kenya Academy provides a comprehensive education that extends beyond the classroom. We offer diverse academic pathways, a unique exchange program with Westminster School USA, and special programs like coding and robotics, while also engaging in community outreach programs, such as microfinance. In addition, our well-rounded education includes a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as sports and music, to help students thrive personally and socially.

8-4-4 Primary and Secondary

The Kenyan 8-4-4 curriculum is enriched with programs in French, IT, Environmental Science, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and Sports. 

Cambridge Assessment International Education

We offer the Cambridge Assessment International Education up to A-levels, providing an internationally recognized qualification. 

Competency Based Curriculum (CBC)

Enriched CBC from Grade 1 to Grade 7 (Junior Secondary), providing a holistic education that emphasizes skills and knowledge acquisition.

Special Programs and Extracurricular Activities

We offer a wide variety of special programs such as Robotics and Coding, alongside an extensive range of extra-curricular activities like Sports, Clubs, and our Music program.

our heritage

Great History Of Our Campus

Mount Kenya Academy was started in 1982 by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mwangi at the Nyeri Kindergarten site in Nyeri town. The school moved to its present site in 1983.

Ever since the first MKA class sat KCPE examination in 1988, the Junior School has ranked among the most successful schools in Kenya on KCPE performance.



Our Schools

Mount Kenya Academy is a day and boarding co-educational school with primary and secondary options


Mount Kenya Academy provides a great platform to develop indepedent individuals who are excellent in what they aspire to do.

The Junior School has over the years given our children a solid foundation that has enabled them to propel and navigate through to the next levels of higher learning.


Mount Kenya Academy offers Kenyan curricula; 8-4-4 (KCSE & KCPE), CBC (including Junior Secondary) and the IGCSE Curricula. We support our students to be innovative, self-confident, excellent, and resilient. 

Our learners are encouraged to take ownership of their learning by utilizing available resources and stretching their mental capabilities. They collaborate with peers and faculty hence increasing self-efficacy, confidence and appreciation of diversity.


MKA welcomes students from all cultural, ethnic, religious and economic
backgrounds as we seek diversity in the school community.


What Our Student Say About Us

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