Mt. Kenya Academy

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 that leads to Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), and enrich them 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.

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. Mount Kenya Academy provides three academic pathways:

  • The Competency Based Curriculum
  • 8-4-4 Curriculum

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 an outstanding educational and homely environment. It is a family boarding school where social and personal needs come first. The beautiful extensive campus, five kilometers 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 assists 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 are 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. 

We offer weekly boarding as well.


Head Master's Desk

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

The junior school provides our children with a solid foundation that enables them to propel and navigate through to the next levels of higher learning.

We focus on empowering the students to be self-motivated and confident, to support and prepare them for this journey.

At Mount Kenya Academy, we appreciate the importance of pastoral care to build the whole individual from the onset.

Mr. Stephen Matu – Head Master


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