Academic Life

High School

The focus of the SABIS® Runda High School is on continuing to build students’ foundation of knowledge and skills, deepening the lifelong love of learning in addition to readiness for university education, and ensuring that they have the ability to adapt to change. Classes include a broad base of traditional academic subjects and reflect the knowledge that ensures that students are college and career ready. Abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills are emphasized in all disciplines.

Grade 9 is the beginning of the four-year cycle that leads to our external university entrance qualifications and graduation in Grade 12. SABIS® Runda graduates earn a High School Diploma and have the foundation of knowledge and skills needed to gain admission to college or university. Our students will be prepared to take external exams including IGCSE, SAT, TOEFL, ACT and Advanced Placement® (AP®) exams by Grade 12. Many of these exams are used to benchmark student acceptance to colleges and universities around the world; including A-levels in Grade 13 (to qualify admission to universities in Kenya).

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Students in Grade 10 and 11 at SABIS® Runda, have the option to sit for the British based IGCSE exams. English Language and Mathematics IGCSE passes may be mandatory for most university courses in the United Kingdom, while passes in additional subjects are desirable.

Students at SABIS® Runda may follow either of the following routes to university:

High School Diploma

SABIS® Runda is accredited by: Accreditation International (AI), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) which means that the SABIS® Runda High School Diploma is recognized by colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as other countries worldwide, like with other SABIS® member schools.

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program

The AP® program is a second option available to students at SABIS® Runda. The AP® program is offered by The College Board in the U.S. and is taken by almost 2.5 million students worldwide. AP® exams fulfill entrance requirements at universities in Europe, and enhance opportunities in the U.S. and) worldwide. SABIS® Runda students may sit for these exams in Grade 12.


Students at SABIS® Runda have the option to sit for the British based A-level exams in Grade 13. Students attending advanced Math and Mechanics courses may sit for their Math A–level exam a year earlier in Grade 12.

Top University Acceptances

SABIS® graduates are accepted to top universities around the world. Check the list of universities here.

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