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St Mary's School

St Mary's School

PO Box 40580, Rhapta Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya

+254 20 4444 569



St Mary's School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1939
Status Private
Principal Mr. Peter Macharia
Date Appointed May 2015
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 8-19 years
Number of pupils 758
Day fees per annum Kshs519,360
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Jackline Akinyi Otula
Associations IB

St. Mary’s School is a private Catholic Day school founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1939. It is owned and managed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi which is committed to promoting spiritual, intellectual and international consciousness through its various Educational Programmes. In September 2014, the school celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The school philosophy is based on the school motto: Bonitas – Goodness, Disciplina – Discipline, and Scientia - Knowledge. These three inspiring virtues, have created the community-spirit of St. Mary’s today.

The school prides itself with a modern cafeteria department that provided hot meals to students at reasonable prices. We also have a well-managed transport system that serves most areas around Nairobi.

St. Mary’s has well-equipped libraries and computer laboratories with Wi-Fi internet connectivity, a careers counselor, well organized yearly Careers Fair and a weekly Pastoral Programme for students of all denominations.

The school offers a range of sports like rugby, soccer, basketball, swimming, squash, table-tennis and lawn-tennis. We hold renowned yearly events like The Blackrock Rugby Festival and the Annual School Musical. Students are also encouraged to participate in inter-house drama and debating competitions.

Students may also join the school Orchestra, undertake the ABRSM Music examinations in the Cardinal Otunga Music Center or participate in the East Africa Model United Nations as delegates or Ambassadors. Community service is expected of all those in the Diploma programme under the auspices of the Diploma Core - CAS. Students engage in service activities at New Life Home, Nairobi and Kenyatta Hospitals and at St. Martin’s School Kibagare, in Kangemi slums.

There has been a growing demand for admission to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Over 50 students now sit for the IB Diploma each year and about 90% of them proceed for university education, in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, Kenya and other world class universities. The concept of Global mindedness is entrenched in the programme and the IB learner profile is empasized as important attributes in the formation of learners. Subjects are interdisciplinary with common themes that are highlighted through the Approaches to Teaching and Learning.

The school is proud that it offers a holistic education founded on the belief that education is for the growth of the whole person in body, mind and spirit.