Academic Program

Science

Science at The Nairobi Academy is experiential and aims to inspire students to gain a deep knowledge of the complex natural world around them. They gain relevant scientific skills using models, scientific enquiry, and other practical work. Learning the scientific method teaches the students to think, question, learn, solve problems, and make informed decisions. Learning experiences incorporate real-life scenarios placing the theory in context and engaging learners at many levels.

French

There is a lot of emphasis on the spoken and oral aspect of French language. Children are also involved in activities to develop their listening, reading, writing skills. Poetry and projects are used to advance the different language competencies. The Modern Foreign Languages Department gives the students a window to view the world and paint it the way they want. Not knowing what the future holds, learning and speaking an extra language is a crucial tool to open an unseen door of opportunity.

Global perspectives

Global Perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps learners develop transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. It offers valuable opportunities to reinforce links with and skills learnt in other subjects across the programme. The emphasis is on developing learners’ ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view. Learning objectives are divided into six main areas or skills: Research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration, and communication. The skills are taught through a wide range of topics that are relevant to them using a personal, local, and global perspective.

PSHE

Personal, Social, and Health Education or PSHE, for short, is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These help them to thrive as individuals, family members and as useful members of society. There are three core themes of primary school PSHE: Health and wellbeing, relationships, and living in the wider world.

ICT

In Digital literacy, learners and teachers use information communication technology to enrich all aspects of the learning journey. While digital literacy is a separate subject on the timetable, it is used to support learning in mathematics, geography, history, and all other curricular subjects. Students use it to find answers to questions, and to create content and support discussions. They also learn to evaluate and make educated decisions about how they use the technology and about the information they find online.

Geography plays an important role in the lives of learners. Instruction uses learners’ knowledge and experiences of their environment to help bring understanding to areas and regions far from home. There is emphasis on gathering knowledge from research.

We learn history by looking at the past, in order to understand why things are the way they are, and process how society has changed over time. If we understand context, we are far more likely to be empathetic to other people’s struggles and able to tackle problems in society head-on.

This is because History teaches us political intelligence, morality, personal growth, and how to learn from past mistakes. Learning history helps us develop reading and writing skills, how to craft our own opinions, research skills, and how to analyse situations and sources.

English at Nairobi Academy strengthens students in their use of the language and fosters a lifelong love of reading, writing, and speaking English. It improves English communication abilities and allows learners to build English skills that they can apply to a range of purposes and audiences in everyday situations, as well as in school.
Lessons are carefully planned to equip learners with transferrable language skills that will enable them to develop excellent oral and written communication as well as respond to a variety of information, media, and texts with understanding and enjoyment.

Our Mathematics program is tailored towards using what the students learn to solve day to day problems. Learners engage actively in lessons where concepts are taught and learned from concrete to abstract.

Lessons are primarily learner led and incorporate current methods of instruction. Learning is geared towards making a difference in the lives of the pupils and the society in which they live.