High School Program
IN PURSUIT OF INDIVIDUAL PASSIONS AND AREAS OF INTEREST
Serving a diverse student body in Grades 9 to 12 between the ages of 14 and 18 with a wide range of needs, talents, interests and futures.
We recognize that students have different strengths, aspirations, needs, and learning styles, and teachers work to ensure that the delivery of the academic and co-curricular programs allow each student to be successful and grow.
The High School academic program features wide-ranging course options that support scholarship and learning towards identified standards while providing scope for personal choice in pursuit of individual passions and areas of interests. The overall program is a challenging one, designed to prepare students to meet the requirements of and excel in diverse university systems around the world.
All High School students in Grades 9-12 are working towards the completion of a four-year ISK High School diploma; many students also choose to pursue a second qualification in Grades 11- 12 through the school's International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program.
Located on a beautiful campus, the High School provides close to 360 students from over 40 nationalities with an open, inviting environment where it is safe to explore ideas and collaborate with peers. ISK grows programs strategically, applying research-based instructional practices and creating the ideal balance of hard work towards high academic standards within a warm, safe, and friendly environment. In addition to on-campus learning, ISK students engage in a wide array of learning opportunities in Kenya, online, and around the world, for example in the areas of field study, service learning, co-curricular programs, and online academy independent study.
Julie Lemley, High School Principal
Overview of High School
All curricular and co-curricular programs in the High School aim to fulfill the ISK mission, vision, values and aims. We offer a course of study that will build on the foundation of Elementary and Middle School years, establish well articulated academic standards and benchmarks for learning, apply clear assessment and feedback practices, as well as prepare for life's challenges as responsible citizens. ISK values curricular diversity and student choice, offering a diverse selection of courses at varying levels with the intention of meeting the academic needs of each student. Click on the link below for more information about the High School Curriculum.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
All High School students in Grades 9-12 are working towards the completion of a four-year ISK High School diploma; many students also choose to pursue a second qualification in Grades 11- 12 through the school's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at ISK provides High School students with a diploma and certificates recognized by universities throughout the world. Students may enroll in the full IB Diploma Program, requiring six externally administered exams, Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge Course, or they may also take specific individual IB courses for IB certificates. The maximum score possible in each IB course is 7. ISK has an inclusive policy in regards to the IB Diploma Program; it is open to all students who satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses.