St Andrew’s School mission is to develop self-disciplined, confident and compassionate individuals who live and lead with integrity. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating, well-rounded educational experience for children from a wide range of backgrounds and outlooks, in beautiful, rural and safe surroundings.
Ten Reasons to Choose St Andrews Prep School
1. Christian Ethos
Christian beliefs lie at the heart of St Andrew’s Prep School. Regular chapel services bring pupils and teachers together to learn about the Bible and worship collectively. Pupils of all faiths are welcomed in an atmosphere of Christian love and care. Trust, respect and integrity are developed, as pupils explore a personal faith in God.
2. Academic Excellence
At St Andrew’s, the education is extensive and challenging. Pupils from as young as 5 years old follow the British Curriculum, focusing on learning through play and foundational skills. As children grow, they become more independent and academic rigour increases. Specialist subject teachers are introduced and pupils begin to study for examinations and prepare for entry in to the best senior school across East Africa and the world.
3. Pastoral Care and Boarding
At the Prep School, great importance is placed on pastoral care in a family-atmosphere. Whether during the School day or in the evening and weekends, pupils live in a happy and secure environment, where each child is valued for as an individual. Young boarders are especially nurtured to ensure they feel safe and cared for, whilst older pupils are encouraged to become increasing independent and responsible. Regular communication with parents and family visits at VISOs are encouraged.
From the youngest of our children in Year 1, all the way through to our leavers in Year 8, the children are taught seven leadership principles that help them lead themselves and lead others. These Biblical principles focus on every child discovering the gifts which God has given them and allowing them to shine as brightly as possible.
5. A Stunning Environment and Great Facilities
The breath-taking beauty of our 450 acre estate offers a quiet, safe and secure learning environment and a setting for a rich array of co-curricular experiences. Many pupils live in busy towns with heavy traffic. Instead of commuting to school each day, time is spent engaged in exciting activities such as team sports, orchestra practice and drama productions.
6. Sporting Prowess
Sport is a key part of life at St Andrews Prep School. The boarding environment creates time and space for pupils to fully develop their sporting ability and learn team skills that will be useful in many areas of their lives in the future. Over the last three years, we have IAPS National Champions for Athletics, Netball, Hockey, Football, Rugby and Rugby 7s.
7. Music, Art and Drama
St Andrew’s Prep School offers pupils a great range of opportunities. All pupils have the opportunity to be in a choir and enjoy music, art, DT and cooking lessons, as part of timetabled lessons. In their free time pupils can partake in school plays and musical productions as well as a range of recreational artistic clubs.
8. A Rich History
St Andrews Prep School was founded in 1931. Since then, it has grown to be a large and successful boarding school, providing world-class education to children from East Africa and beyond. Starting as a Preparatory School for pupils aged 5 to 13 years, St Andrew’s added the Senior School in 1988 and the College in 2010 and now caters for nearly 600 students between the ages of 5 and 18.
9. International School
Being an international School, pupils at St Andrew’s Prep School grow to be world citizens. With many different nationalities among staff and pupils, the pupils have a great awareness of different cultures and ethnic groups and learn to respect and value these differences.
10. The ‘Turi Family’
At St Andrew’s Prep School we aim is to see children leave as mature, thoughtful and resourceful young adults, committed to achieving their potential and making a difference in their communities. Whether pupils leave us at the age of 13 or go on to join the Senior School, they all join the ‘Turi family, a truly international community with extensive links reaching around the world.