Hillcrest Secondary School


Students entering the Secondary School can look forward to an invigorating curriculum that will broaden their horizons and propel them to achieve their individual potential. Our international teaching staff is dedicated to providing stimulating, diverse lessons that inspire students to find new ways to engage with subjects. Students, aged 13 to 16, form opinions about political, environmental and social issues. Our academic prowess at IGCSE—100% pass-rate—combined with Hillcrest’s exciting cocurriculuar programme and sporting success, is the basis for our outstanding international reputation.


Our desire to help each student excel is reinforced by our intricate support system that provides guidance and reassurance to students as they adapt to adolescence and the added pressure they might experience in a high-achieving academic environment. The professional School Counsellor provides discreet, expert counselling when it’s needed. We maintain strong links with parents and guardians as students make key decisions at this important juncture in their academic career.

Contact Us

P.O.Box 2482 -00502 Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: ((254) 0208067783/4

Mobile: 0724255444

Email: admin@hillcrest.ac.ke

History and Traditions

Hillcrest School was set up as a preparatory in 1966 at a site on State House Road, Nairobi. In December 1973, the idea for establishing the secondary led to the purchase of ten hectares of land in the Karen area, fifteen kilometres from Nairobi. The school accepted its first intake of secondary students in the January term of 1975. In 1998, the preparatory relocated next door, and today the campus comprises Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory, Hillcrest Secondary and Hillcrest Senior School (collectively known as Hillcrest International Schools) for parents wanting a complete all round education.

The facilities have expanded to accommodate over 700 students from thirty countries, catering for the families of international, professional and local business communities. Hillcrest is a co educational fee-paying school and is expensive by local standards. It is now owned by Hillcrest Investments Limited. Staff are recruited both locally in Kenya, and from Britain, Australia and the United States. Hillcrest is registered with the Kenyan Ministry of Education.

Important Dates

Term 3 2016

Open:  Monday 18th April 2016

Half Term: Saturday 21st May

Term Commences: Monday 30th May

Close: Friday 1st July 2016

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Term Dates 2015-2016 Academic Year

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