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GEMS Cambridge International School – Nairobi
Physical address: Magadi Road, Karen / Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254 (0)20 2669200 / (0)708989569 / (0)739891623
Teaching Language: English
Ages: Six months to 18 years
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England, BTEC Level 2 and 3
What the school says
By creating a friendly, open and encouraging learning environment, enriched with extra-curricular opportunities, we help students succeed and reach their full, unique potentials.
Every day we teach our students with strong goals in mind:
- We work to help our students excel academically
- We work to build student confidence, initiative and independence
- We work to give every student the personally tailored support they need to thrive
- We work to develop strong and constructive relationships with you, the parents and guardians
From the principal
Student excellence in academic achievement, sporting prowess and creative arts will provide the confidence and independence our students will need to springboard to success in first class universities and tertiary education around the world.
We have a highly experienced and well qualified team of educators from some of the best schools in Kenya and globally. Our teachers are not only enthusiastic and energized, but are dedicated to supporting academic and personal growth in every individual student they work with. We expect to see the same energy and eagerness to learn and be an active part of the learning process from the students who attend GEMS Cambridge International School-Nairobi.
Parental partnership is a key factor in developing open communication that allow for positive experiences at home and school that form a caring team of adults for children to grown holistically.
I firmly believe that the school and parents not only have the opportunity to make a positive long term impact on each student’s future career, but that we are obligated to guide them to become persons of positive character, with morals, values and generous hearts.
Principal / CEO
From the parents
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BTEC stands for Business and Technology Education Council and it has earned its reputation as the world’s most successful applied learning qualification, providing students with a clear line of sight into work. BTECs offer active learning in a vocational context that, in turn, builds students’ confidence, competence and motivation.
We are fully approved to offer the BTEC Business, Performing arts, Hospitality, Sport, Travel and Tourism
12 Nov 2018
YOU are invited to Bugsy Malone, a slapstick comedy play by our Senior School happening on Wednesday 28th November & Thursday 29th November 2018 at the school auditorium. Tickets available at MOOKH.
20 Aug 2018
Outstanding Results by Our Students
Congratulations to all our students who sat the 2017/2018 Cambridge IGCSE and A – Level examinations
We are proud to announce that these students achieved the best examination results that the school has ever recorded.
These excellent results outline GEMS Nairobi’s continued commitment to ensuring that our students are given every opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. We sincerely thank everyone responsible for this success: our students, teachers and parents, all of whom have worked incredibly hard to ensure these impressive achievements.
24 Jul 2018
Bootcamp 3.0 was held at GEMS CIN on 18th and 19th of June this year. Over 14 UniConnect partners graced the event and held a series of workshops with topics targeted at making our Students University ready. The topics included: What is required to become University ready, Building a resume, Independent portfolio building, How to make career decisions and critical thinking skills.
Learn. Aspire. Be
Welcome to Kenya and welcome to GEMS Cambridge International School Nairobi. Our mission is to inspire students to become knowledgeable leaders with a global vision and develop character through a supportive and diverse community.
At the heart of the GEMS Cambridge International Nairobi experience is an engaging and challenging academic environment that gives students the desire and skills to achieve at the highest level based on an English curriculum. Outside of the classroom, students develop their talents and abilities through involvement in fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations.
The Learning Programme
Little GEMS International (LGI) at GEMS Cambridge International School is for children from 2 years of age. Little GEMS teachers plan learning experiences that allow each child to ”SPARKLE’’ by providing sensory, physical, auditory, real, kinaesthetic learning experiences.
Also known as Foundation Stage (FS), our early years teaching gets children aged 3 to 5 ready to enroll in the British curriculum when they enter Key Stage 1. At this early stage we concentrate on key aspects of your child’s learning journey.
This is the learning period our British school in Nairobi describes as “middle school”. Our middle school students will build on the foundations laid by their Foundation and Key Stage 1 years with increasingly advanced teaching.
Years 9, 10 and 11 are the time when your child will need to think about the IGCSEs they wish to take. The qualifications they undertake will be a mix of compulsory and optional subjects.
GEMS Cambridge International School
Learn, Aspire, Be
GEMS Cambridge International School in Nairobi, Kenya, is modeled after the successful Cambridge schools in the UAE. The school will provide a high quality standard of education in a supportive and friendly learning environment.
Teaching the popular British curriculum for students from Foundation Stage to Year 13, we provide opportunities for students to develop their full, all-around potential through a rich academic programme combined with a variety of extra-curricular activities.
In our first year of operation we will offer grades from FSI – Year 8 for day students and boarding, from Year 3 – Year 8.
Our educational programmes place significant emphasis on:
The attainment of academic excellence
Development of student confidence, initiative and independence
Development of the skills needed for life long learning
Individualized student support
Constructive partnership with parents
GEMS Cambridge schools have a proven track record of success in both academic and extra-curricular activities. Over the last three years alone, GEMS Cambridge students have gained acceptance to 97 universities in 26 countries.
GEMS Core Values include:
World Citizenship – Empowering students with a global and local perspective.
Universal Values – Accepting that we are all different, recognising that we are all the same.
Leadership – Developing each student’s individuality and entrepreneurial spirit in order to discover their potential.
Forward Thinking – Developing skills for the future, our educational programmes help students to become flexible thinkers who are able to question existing thinking, adapt and creatively meet the demands of the future.
GEMS Cambridge International School, Nairobi
Wilson Business Park,
2nd Floor, Block Bravo
Off Langata Road
P.O Box 856-00606,
T: 254 (0) 20 3673841, +254 (0)703041841
F: + 254 20 3673230/1