A unique and special place, Pembroke House, set in spacious grounds in rural Gilgil in the Rift Valley, offers every pupil an international education that is truly fully-rounded. Small class sizes and a first-class learning support unit provide an unbeatable academic education that focuses on bringing out the best in each individual child.
World-class sports coaches and diverse extra-curricular activities help develop happy, confident and independent children. Pembroke House provides a sound grounding that has shaped scores of successful futures for more than 80 years.
Our school motto is ‘Fortuna Favet Fortibus’, translated ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’. An IAPS prep school, Pembroke House is proud to develop qualities such as integrity, initiative, self-discipline and compassion. There is an emphasis on good manners and respect for all. Such qualities combine to create a much admired spirit amongst our children.
Our responsive boarding programme enriches the children’s lives whilst still allowing easy access for parents. Its nurturing environment helps to develop a sense of responsibility and self discipline as well as making them feel an important and valued part of the Pembroke family. Boys are divided into dormitories of six whilst girls are in year groups of eight, each with a prefect. Each separate house is looked after by a house parent and assistant.
Pembroke House was founded in 1927 and was originally a boy’s boarding school. In 1988, the first girls arrived and now there are 161 children, divided equally between boys and girls. The school is a ‘Charitable Trust’ with all income re-invested into improving education. Traditions are valued and old Pembrokians support the school, as does the Gilgil community.
Academically the school strives for excellence and many children achieve scholarships and bursaries to top schools in the UK, South Africa and Kenya. Emphasis is placed on the academic progress of each individual child, and with small class sizes and a first-class learning support unit for one-to-one tuition, most children exceed expectations with their examination results.
One of the school’s strengths is the children’s participation in so many extra activities including music lessons in a wide range of instruments, horse riding, ceramics, chess, tae kwondo, water polo, climbing Mt. Kenya, camping safaris and sports tours.
Seeing is believing, and we would encourage you to visit us at Pembroke House and experience first hand the unique children, the healthy outdoor lifestyle, and the wonderful ambiance. Visitors can see for themselves that we have happy, fulfilled children and that it is above all else our unique spirit that sets us apart.
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