Educational Model

What Makes Daraja Academy Unique?

Daraja Academy is one of only a few secondary schools in East Africa that actually interviews its prospective students. Where other schools base their student intake solely on the grades, Daraja has a thorough student selection process that emphasizes recruiting leaders. Our innovative educational model melds the traditionally rigorous Kenyan educational standards with innovative teaching practices like project-based learning (PBL), research field trips and community partnerships. A 13:1 student-teacher ratio means that our students enjoy the benefits of personalized instruction. In addition to an effective academic curriculum, the academy has four main focus areas:


Women’s Empowerment

Cross-Cultural Education

Community Responsibility

Personal & Career Development

Community Service

Transition Program

A Day In the Life of a Daraja Student

18 November