Today, 40+ years later, we are excited to celebrate an enrollment of 1000+ students.
The unique and colorful history of ISK extends back to 1967 when Nancy Ellen Crooks founded the US Community School in a house near the Nairobi Hospital. In 1970, the United States International University (USIU) bought the school from the Crooks family and moved it to our current location, a coffee plantation at the end of Peponi Road. They renamed it Nairobi International School (NIS) and grades were expanded from 4th grade to 12th grade and even college courses were offered.The genesis of the International School of Kenya dates back to June of 1975 when the school community proposed to purchase NIS from USIU. The International School of Kenya (ISK) was officially established on May 3, 1976. ISK took over NIS facilities on July 1,1976, and classes commenced for the first time as the International School of Kenya in August of 1976. The enrollment by June of 1977 was 485 students.
Today, 40+ years later, we are excited to celebrate an enrollment of 1000+ students. ISK is a story of people, a story of thousands of students who have passed through ISK's corridors, left their mark, and gone on to achieve their goals around the world. It is a story of dedicated teachers, administrators, parents and board members who have given their time and energy to make ISK what it is today.
In celebration of the 1,000+ student milestone at ISK, we have some exciting things planned!
We are looking forward to many more years of inspiring and nurturing our students to think creatively, work collectively, and study passionately!