Junior School

Junior School

About Us

Mount Kenya Academy Junior School is a prime educational facility that caters to lower primary school students. We provide the national curriculum, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, and enrich it with additional academic and extra-curricular subjects such as French, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Sports.


Our Academics

The Kenya Certificate Primary Education (KCPE) National Curriculum is enriched by offering additional academic subjects such as French, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Sports etc Reading receives major emphasis at MKA.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic Curriculum
  • Departments and Subjects

Extensive libraries are continuously expanded at both schools. Academic excellence is achieved by careful selection of a well-educated, compassionate faculty of men and women. Small classes (averaging 25 students) enable teachers to provide individual attention to every student. Remedial classes are offered so that each child’s potential is fully realized.

Mount Kenya Academy is a student-centered school, which helps each pupil discover and develop his or her individual talents. Students are given opportunities to work with others, to lead, to meet deadlines, to perform before audiences, to compete and to make individual commitments to one or more of a wide variety of co-curricular activities.

The Academic departments are as follows:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Kiswahili
  • Social Studies
  • CRE
  • ICT
  • French
  • Music
  • Art



The school is designed and equipped to provide outstanding educational and homely environment. It is a family boarding school where social and personal needs come first. The beautiful extensive campus, five kilometres from Nyeri, is situated in the foothills of Mt. Kenya surrounded by trees and coffee. Students have a view of the sun rising behind the shoulder of Mt. Kenya and the sunset glow behind the Aberdares and Nyeri Hill.

Staff Housing is close to the boys and girls dormitories. Matrons experienced in boarding schools live in the dorms. Support staff assist in areas such as cleaning and laundry. Pupils benefit from a secure, healthy environment. Municipal water is filtered and stored by the school. Borehole water is also available. There are separate, dedicated computer/telephone lines so that email and Internet access is constantly available. There is an infirmary and a resident nurse.

Food is carefully prepared by a team of professional cooks and kitchen staff catering to a wide range of tastes and requirements.

The staff consciously works to create a home-like feeling of community. Close monitoring of all boarding students is considered to be of utmost importance. Boarding is well structured to ensure security and appropriate supervision. Pupils are assigned to tutors who closely follow and advise on academic progress and social development.

On weekends, there are various organized recreational activities for all boarding students. The Junior School parents/guardians may visit their children during weekends if they so desire. The Senior School has scheduled visits.


Headteacher’s Desk

Mount Kenya Academy’s clear vision and commitment is not only to offer academic excellence following the Kenya National Curriculum but to also identify and nurture talent in our young learners.

The school is both a day and boarding co-educational institution with highly qualified and experienced staff who drive the institution’s objectives. The persistent work, disciplined lifestyle, strong faith and constant cheerfulness and friendships inspire us to be better people.

We strive to offer a stimulating child centered environment where each learner is respected and nurtured to achieve the highest standards of intellectual personal development. The instructional approach is designed to suit our diverse students’ background.

Mr. Stephen Matu – Headteacher


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