Overseas Boarding Schools Expo

Nairobi - September 22, 23 & 24

Thank you for attending our Overseas Boarding Schools Expo in Nairobi.

We’ll help find the right school for your child to attend overseas.

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Fill in our quick Expo Attendee form to ensure you have a private meeting with the schools of your choice and with Academic Families, your personal boarding school consultant.

Meet with 12 of the best international boarding schools

We've carefully selected 12 overseas boarding schools that are known for providing excellent student care and producing some of the finest school leavers in the UK and Canada. Their students go on to achieve academic success at prestigious universities around the world.

Each of the attending schools is particularly interested in meeting with Kenyan families and continuing to strengthen their links with East African students.

Academic Families have handpicked these overseas schools to give Expo attendees a strong variety of institutions such as:

  • Specialisms in sports, music, STEM, art and design;
  • Single sex and co-ed learning environments;
  • Religious affiliations;
  • City, countryside and town locations across the UK plus one of the top schools in Ontario, Canada.

Click on each of the school logos below to learn more about who you will meet in Kenya.

Meet your Expo event hosts


Why is Academic Families so well suited to support you?

Tap into our education expertise and global network
We understand how important it is to find the best boarding school for your child no matter where that might be in the world. From our UK office, we regularly meet with pupils and parents as well as school admissions staff. We understand what they are looking for when they evaluate student applications.

Thanks to our personal connections and experience with hundreds of schools in the UK as well as some of the best in Europe and North America, we can expertly guide you through the boarding school admissions process to ensure your child enrols in their top quality dream school where they can happily thrive.

We match schools to your child
We work on behalf of families and students. Unlike many international student recruitment agencies, we don’t represent certain schools. Instead, Academic Families has deep knowledge and experience with a huge variety of boarding schools and we match the schools to your child based on their strengths and weaknesses.

We offer both admissions and guardianship support
We can support you and your child from your initial interest until their last day at school, and we treat every child as if they are our own. Academic Families has 10 years of experience looking after international students from over 40 countries.

We’re a friendly team and have lived or travelled extensively outside the UK, including 37 years of living in Kenya, so you can rely on our excellent understanding of East African students as well as our international outlook and experience. Many of our staff are also mothers who have sent their own children to study abroad. Meanwhile, our younger staff have studied, lived or taught overseas and all enjoy a special connection with the children and teenagers we look after.

Quality you can trust
We’re highly respected by families and schools, and have been awarded the highest gold standard accreditation from AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) and the Boarding Schools’ Association. We are recognised by the British Council, English UK and Youth Mental Health First Aid for our professionalism, expertise, in-depth knowledge and experience of the UK education system. We are also certified Safe Recruiters, so our team and host families are all recruited according to strict safeguarding guidelines.

A strong history of supporting international students and parents

“The ethos of Academic Families - that the school should meet the needs, strengths and values of the child and not the other way around - was aptly manifested by Roni throughout our application process. The children have secured places in their schools of preference. We are grateful and will certainly recommend Academic Families to anyone who would require exemplary services in identifying schools in the UK.”

Julianne and Joseph, parents of Joshua and Josepha, age 17 – from Uganda – studying at Ellesmere College and Wells Cathedral School

“Academic Families understood our needs. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to match my daughter with schools based on subjects she likes and wants to pursue. Throughout the process, we got real-time support. The service was professional and personalised. Academic Families gave us peace of mind and they handled most of the things that I would have had to do. That help was priceless.”

Pauline, mother of Iman, age 16 – from Kenya – studying at Harrogate Ladies’ College

“I am short for words to describe how much Academic Families helped and supported us throughout the entire process of selecting a school for our children. Roni guided us through the search until we found the right school for our children. She helped us visit the schools and it was all well planned and arranged. My children are now settling into their new school and I am glad I chose Academic Families. Thanks for your professional support and guidance."

Rita, mother of Ayo and Kishi, ages 16 and 13 – from Nigeria – studying at Trinity College School, Canada

Do you prefer a virtual appointment instead of an in-person meeting?  No problem!

Contact us to arrange a private video Zoom call.

Email:  enquiries@academicfamilies.com

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