A truly international school, with a large diversity of cultures and backgrounds, Hillcrest is built on a philosophy of inclusion, cooperation and mutual respect for each other as well as an awareness and confidence in ourselves. Our mainstay is to nurture confident, well adjusted, socially responsible young citizens who have respect for, and make the most of, the richly varied environment and community in which they have the privilege to live and learn.
Our personalised approach to learning enables our teachers to match and stretch individual students of all levels to achieve their best, as we are keenly aware that good academic qualifications contribute to improved career opportunities. We also recognise the fact that high levels of achievement are a collaborative effort, and at Hillcrest, students, staff, and parents work closely together in order to achieve exemplary results.
Hillcrest Secondary School was established in 1975 and was built in the current school’s location. It started with an enrollment of 54 students and three classrooms. At the time, it was among a few schools offering students Cambridge Overseas ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations and certification.
With reference to its school motto, Semper Prospice, Hillcrest International Schools is always looking forward. Therefore, it has evolved over the years. Presently, each school is located adjacent to each other in the Karen-Langa’ta area (Nairobi). The trio of schools was completed following the inclusion of Forest Edge in 2000, which later became Hillcrest Early Years.