Greensteds International School

Greensteds School is a Kenyan mixed day and boarding school situated 17 kilometres (11 miles) south of NakuruNakuru CountyRift Valley Province. Founded over 80 years ago, Greensteds International School is a co-educational day and boarding school that sits on 50-acre land 11 miles from Nakuru town. With a culture of creative, academic, and sporting excellence, the school caters to the educational needs of students from over 20 countries, the majority being Kenyan students.

Greensteds offers a holistic education for students from early years to A-levels. The school provides a UK-based curriculum in its A-Levels, General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), and IGCSE categories. Their exam bodies, however, vary since Greensteds offers both Edexcel And CIE.

The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is also a member of the Kenya Association of Independent International Schools (KAIIS). It is a member of the IAPS.

Establishment and location

The school was established in 1936 on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) piece of land.


The school provides an English curriculum at both International General Certificate of Secondary Education and A-levels in subjects in the arts ranging from French as second language to mathematics and the sciences. The exam board may vary as Greensteds offers both Edexcel And CIE


Kibo – Red

Batian – blue

Nelion – yellow


The school competes against other Kenyan international schools. In the Michaelmas term, cricket is played by both sexes.

The second term (Hilary) has hockey as the sport for both sexes. In the last term (Trinity) boys play rugby, football and basketball, while the girls play net ball.

Athletics is practiced, particularly before sports day (Michaelmas term). Events include short distances (100 m) and longer distances (1500 m) as well as long, triple and high jump.

The school has a 25-meter-long swimming pool, opened in 2000, which is the scene of internal and inter-school swimming competitions particularly in Hilary term.

Other sports practiced are karate, tennis, cycling, hiking, athletics, football, dance, horse riding, taekwondo, gym, golf, cross country running, and Field Athletics.

The school does not accept other extreme sports(motorcycles) for the safety of other students.

Performing arts

The school has a performing arts department that runs music tours featuring an all-student band and choir to locations in Kenya and abroad, promoting causes such as Operation Smile. The school often has a production of its own which casts students of all ages to perform.

The performing arts department also has a Lipala Festival in which students with musical talents from other schools can come and compete in musical competitions with visitors also being invited.

Sporting areas

Greensteds has two main large fields each big enough for three soccer pitches/ Rugby fields and can also be utilized for hockey, cricket, and athletics.

The school field also has a street soccer arena as well as a basketball court and a well-sized pool

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