St. Andrew’s School, Turi was founded by the Levets and taken on by Peter and Jean Lavers (known to all as Ma and Pa) in 1931. There were initially 15 children in the school and by the end of the second term there were already 22 pupils. Since then, it has grown to be a large and successful boarding school, providing a first-class education to children from East Africa and beyond. Starting as a Preparatory School for pupils aged 5 to 13 years, St. Andrew’s School added the Senior School in 1988 and now caters for over 500 pupils between the ages of 5 and 16.

Ten Reasons to Choose Turi

Academic Excellence
At St Andrew’s, Turi the education is extensive and challenging. Pupils are encouraged to work hard, with increasing independence, so the very best levels of progress and performance are achieved by every pupil. St. Andrew’s School follows the British National Curriculum with excellent academic results.
Christian Ethos
Christian beliefs lie at the heart of our foundation in life. In order to provide an education that has an impact for eternity, pupils of all faiths are welcomed in an atmosphere of Christian love and care. Trust, respect and integrity are developed, as pupils explore a personal faith in God.
Pastoral Care
Highly valued for who I am; I learn to value and appreciate others
At Turi, great importance is placed on pastoral care in a family-atmosphere, where pupils enjoy living and working together. Our pupils are offered a happy and secure environment in which each child is encouraged, valued and cared for as an individual. Our School community is large enough to be diverse but small enough to feel homely.
A Stunning Environment
Time and space to grow in every aspect of life.
The breath-taking beauty of our 300 acre estate offers a quiet, safe and secure learning environment and a setting for a rich array of extra-curricular experiences.
Sporting Prowess
Linking sportsmanship and success
Our teams are very successful in competitive sports. Sport is a key part of School life at Turi. The boarding environment creates time and space for pupils to fully develop their sporting ability. Our aim is to develop competitive sportsmen and women.
Music, Art and Drama
Encouraging creativity
St. Andrew’s is renowned for the high quality of its performing arts. We encourage each individual’s creative talents to be developed through art, music and drama.
Leadership
Nurturing tomorrow’s Leaders
We encourage our pupils to develop leadership skills with integrity, honesty and a heart of service. Our aim is to instill in students the desire and ability to make a positive difference in the world.
Global Awareness
Developing world citizens
Being an international School, pupils at St. Andrew’s grow to be world citizens. With many different nationalities among staff and pupils, the pupils have a great awareness of different cultures and ethnic groups and learn to respect and value these differences.
The ‘Turi Family’
Join the world-wide Turi family
Our aim is to see children leave St. Andrew’s as mature, thoughtful and resourceful young adults, committed to making a difference both in themselves and in their communities. The ‘Turi family’ is truly an international one and has extensive links reaching around the world.
A Rich History
A proven record of success
For over 75 years, St. Andrew’s Turi has given our pupils amongst the best education available in Africa, setting them on the road to a successful future.




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