The 8.4.4. Curriculum


Merishaw School is a beacon of excellence in boys' education, situated in the heart of Kenya. We offer the 8-4-4 system, delivering an education that goes beyond textbooks to sculpt young minds into future leaders.

At Merishaw School, our commitment to excellence is intricately woven into the fabric of the 8-4-4 System of Education, making us a distinguished center of learning. Here's why the 8-4-4 System, as embraced by Merishaw, stands out:

  1. Holistic Nurturing: Merishaw School goes beyond textbooks, embedding a holistic approach within the 8-4-4 System. Our dedicated and experienced faculty ensures that your child's educational journey isn't just about grades; it's about fostering personal growth, character development, and social skills.

  2. Practical Skills Mastery: In our classrooms, education is not confined to theories. The 8-4-4 curriculum at Merishaw places a premium on practical skills development. We empower our boys with the hands-on skills and competencies needed to excel not only academically but also in real-world scenarios.

  3. Rigorous Examination Culture: Merishaw takes pride in instilling a culture of diligence and academic excellence through the rigorous examination structure of the 8-4-4 System that culminates with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

  4. Global Competitiveness: Merishaw's implementation of the 8-4-4 System is not just about meeting national standards; it's about preparing students for global competitiveness. We believe in providing an education that equips our students to excel on the international stage, aligning with global benchmarks.

  5. Tailored Learning Paths: Our commitment to individualized education shines through the flexibility of the 8-4-4 System at Merishaw. Students have the opportunity to choose subject combinations that align with their interests and future aspirations, fostering a sense of ownership in their educational journey.

  6. Seamless Transitions: Merishaw School ensures seamless transitions between secondary and tertiary education. Through our Linkages and Collaborations Pillar, we are able to expose our boys to the information and resources they need to make informed career choices. Through our annual career day and visits to tertiary institutions both locally and internationally, our morans are equipped to map out their own career paths. 

At Merishaw School, the 8-4-4 System is not just a curriculum; it's a pathway to excellence. Join us on this transformative educational journey where your child doesn't just learn but evolves into a well-rounded individual prepared for the challenges and triumphs of the future.



Our CBC Junior School section is guided by the Ministry of Education guidelines while for
senior school, Merishaw School will provide the students with the opportunity to follow any of the available pathways since we have set up infrastructure that can support all three:  

Three Pathways offered include:
1. Arts and Sports Science
2. Social Sciences
3. Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Embarking on the educational journey of your child is a pivotal decision, and it requires careful consideration of the curriculum that will shape their formative years. At Merishaw School, we take pride in offering a comprehensive Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) for junior school education, ensuring that your child not only excels academically but also develops essential life skills and competencies.

The curriculum focuses on seven core competencies:

1.      Critical thinking and problem solving,

2.       Communication and collaboration,

3.      Citizenship,

4.      Digital literacy,

5.      Creativity and imagination,

6.      Learning to learn

7.      Self-efficacy

What makes our CBC stand out from the crowd?

1. Holistic Development

Merishaw School is committed to nurturing the holistic development of your child. Our CBC junior school curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, focusing on critical competencies such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

2. Practical Skills for the Real World

In a rapidly evolving world, practical skills are paramount. Our CBC curriculum is designed to equip students with real-world skills, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges they will face in their future endeavors.

3. Individualized Learning Journey

Recognizing the uniqueness of each child, Merishaw School promotes individualized learning experiences. Our teachers are dedicated to understanding and addressing the specific needs, interests, and strengths of every student, fostering an environment where each child can thrive.

4. Continuous Assessment for Personalized Growth

Unlike traditional examination-focused approaches, our CBC curriculum employs continuous assessment methods. This not only provides a more accurate gauge of your child's progress but also allows for personalized feedback and targeted support where needed.

5. Experienced and Dedicated Educators

Our team of educators is not only well-qualified but also undergoes continuous professional development to stay abreast of the latest educational practices. At Merishaw School, we believe that skilled and motivated teachers are instrumental in unlocking the full potential of each student.

6. Community Engagement

Education is a collaborative effort, and we actively encourage the involvement of parents and the community in your child's learning journey. Together, we create an environment that supports and enhances the educational experience of every student.

Choosing Merishaw School for your child's junior school education means choosing a pathway to success that goes beyond grades. It means investing in an educational experience that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning.

Visit Merishaw School and witness firsthand the transformative power of our CBC junior school education. Let us partner with you in shaping a future where your child not only achieves academic excellence but also becomes a confident, well-rounded individual ready to face the challenges of the world.