Our Curriculum 


As a leading boys' high school in Kenya, we proudly offer a dynamic learning environment that provides both the time-tested 8.4.4 curriculum and the forward-thinking Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our holistic approach to education, nurturing young minds to thrive academically, socially, and personally. The 8.4.4 curriculum provides a solid foundation with a rigorous academic structure, while the CBC empowers students with essential life skills, critical thinking, and creativity. 


THE 8.4.4. Curriculum

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

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Our CBC Junior School section is guided by the Ministry of Education guidelines. 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:  

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The STEM Pillar  

Adapting the STEM Program is a big step towards aligning with global educational trends. As a futuristic school, we are moving towards STEM education due to its effectiveness in preparing students for the future and fostering a culture of innovation.

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Sports and Talents Pillar

Merishaw School is intentional about developing the sporting and talent capabilities of our boys. This entails creating a supportive and nurturing environment where students can explore and excel in their areas of interest.
We provide a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities to cater to various interests.

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Spiritual Wellbeing 

The holistic transformation of the boy child is the main focus of Merishaw School. Since its inception, considerable effort, time, and resources have been invested to support the boy child and guide them away from modern-day societal ills, vices, and distractions of youth life.

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Performing Arts Pillar

The following is how Merishaw School will advance this pillar.


School Plays:  The school will stage theatrical productions, ranging from classic plays to modern works: 

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Digital Literacy Pillar 

Digital literacy is a crucial pillar in Merishaw School due to the increasing integration of technology in almost every aspect of our lives. It refers to the ability to use, understand, and critically evaluate digital tools and information effectively. Incorporating digital literacy as a pillar in Merishaw will offer... 

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Linkages and Collaboration Pillar

Collaborations, Exchange Programs, Linkages,and Partnerships and Outreaches

The following are the reputable external exchange programs that Merishaw School intends to participate in: 

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Who We Are


We receive boys and transform them to men who have conquered both academically and socially. We particularly focus on developing talents and life skills of our boys.

We are a global school targeting parents both locally and internationally who are looking for quality education for their boys anchored on strong positive cultures and community that empowers and develops the boychild.

Everything we do at Merishaw is 100% focused on ensuring we nurture our boys to be Purpose-driven, Creative, Innovative, and Global minded. This includes how we designed the structures and other amenities, how the curriculum was developed, how we recruit and develop our staff to how we measure our success as a school.

We embrace global and local cultures and religions.

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Located in Isinya - Kajiado County, Merishaw School borrows heavily from the Maa homestead - the Manyatta - in planning and layout of spaces, to provide the 1,200 boys a second home, away from home. The student is placed at the center of the school's most priced asset and is surrounded by layers of protection. The tuition block, science block, and dormitories - areas within which student life rotates - are placed centrally within the scheme with ancillary structures around to buffer off these spaces from outside influences.

Space in the 3 dimensions is highly priced and students have been provided with as much to ensure they are constantly on the move - as the pastoral community hosting the school - and do not find school life monotonous. Space allows for imagination and provides room for creativity. It creates buffers between activities within and without, ensuring sources of disturbance are kept away from the core of the institution. Activities in the students' daily lives are distant to allow room for a transition from one mindset to the next.

Merishaw school imparts knowledge on sustainability through the deliberate design of spaces to ensure natural lighting and ventilation during daytime hours - no activity is to be carried out under artificial lighting during daytime hours, save for the auditorium where theme and task lighting are required. Rainwater harvesting and storage within a reservoir, solar power generation and use through a grid-tied system, wastewater recycling for irrigation, cleaning and re-flushing of toilets, as well as the use of vegetation to create a microclimate within the school are some of the ways Merishaw teaches the boys lessons on sustainability