Tuition & Fees

All fees listed below are per student and in US Dollars.

Schedule 2019-2020

Fee Schedule 2019 - 2020

Download Fee Schedule and Payment Deadlines 2019 - 2020 (PDF)

Additional Fees

International Baccalaureate

Students taking International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are responsible for all examination fees, related DHL costs, and a Kenya National Examination Council fee. Costs range from US$ 350 for a student taking one IB examination to as much as US$ 1,200 for a full IB diploma student in their senior year. Upon completion of the registration process in September, fees for each individual student are communicated by the IB organization to ISK. Parents are billed in October. Payment is due to ISK in November. There are additional charges for late registrations or any changes made after the final registration deadline. Please contact ISK’s IB Coordinator for further information.

Supplementary Language Instructional Fee

ISK offers a range of language courses within the regular curriculum at no additional charges. However, periodically additional native languages are offered to one or two students through the support of various national communities. The cost of instruction in these additional languages is not covered as part of ISK tuition and is passed along to parents by the respective language committee.

Selected Intercultural Trips

For those Inter-Cultural trips where students fly to the destination, the parent will be expected to pay US$ 125 per child towards the cost of the airfare

Payment Details

Payment Plan

The Business Manager may negotiate and authorize payment plans in Dollars with a surcharge of 0.5% per month, or in Kenya Shillings at 1%.

Fee Defaulters

Fee defaulters: A penalty of 2% per month will be applied to the outstanding balance of any family who does not make payment at the beginning of the semester, or who fail to meet a payment deadline within their payment plan. Please note that failure to make payment within 30 days of a payment deadline may also result in withdrawal of the student.


  • Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable except when paid for a full year and a student is withdrawn prior to commencement of second semester. Attendance for any portion of a semester will preclude a refund of tuition fees.
  • Application fees and capital levies are non-refundable.

Payment Currency

  • US Dollars
  • Kenyan citizens may pay in Kenya Shillings (evidence of citizenship required).

Bank Details

Please contact the Business office at or +254 20 209 1308/9 for payment instructions.

Financial Assistance

ISK recognizes that families can occasionally find themselves in need of short-term financial assistance to cover school fees. To address this situation we have created the following financial assistance programs. One is directed at new families to ISK and the other is specifically for existing families. You are encouraged to explore these options should your personal finances make it a challenge to pay school fees. If you decide to apply, please complete the Financial Aid Application & Disclosure Form and return it to the Business Manager. (Please note that financial details disclosed on this form are treated confidentially and are seen only by the Business Manager and ISK’s Director.

Financial Aid Application & Disclosure Form (PDF)

New Families

ISK is aware that for some families, their first year’s financial obligations can be challenging, especially if they have multiple children enrolling at the same time. There are two ways ISK can provide assistance depending on the financial circumstances of the family.

#1 – Capital Levy two-year payment plan

The one-time capital levy for each student may be paid out over a two-year period with only a nominal service fee applied to the balance.

#2 – Capital Levy partial waiver

A partial waiver of the one-time Capital Levy may be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration a family’s financial circumstance. Families wishing to apply for this waiver, not to exceed 50% of the total fee, should complete the Financial Aid Application & Disclosure Form (PDF) and return it to Business Manager.

Existing Families

We are committed to our existing families and understand that short-term financial assistance to cover school fees is sometimes necessary. We created the Tuition Assistance Bursary program to assist existing families through these temporary difficulties.

Tuition Assistance Bursary Program

A limited number of one-year tuition assistance bursaries are available to students and their families at any grade level whose family demonstrates financial need. These bursaries range from $500 up to 20% of a family’s total tuition costs. Families who wish to apply for this bursary should complete the Financial Aid Application & Disclosure Form (PDF) and return it to Business Manager.

A pre-condition for receipt of this bursary is an on-going record of satisfactory student academic performance and conduct. It is intended to provide short-term financial assistance and is not automatically renewed each year. Families who re-apply will be considered in the context of that year’s resources and applications from other families.

Note: If you are interested in applying for any of these financial assistance programs, please contact the Business Manager. A nominal fee is applicable to all payment plans.