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Critical Thinking

"I have observed that my son's confidence level has tremendously improved, he's more receptive to feedback, he seems no longer afraid to try out new things and is generally more responsible, more helpful. In terms of school work, his grades have improved and he's become more self managing of his schoolwork. He seems more focused and is now working on a clear goal of where he wants to move to next in his academic life. Nova's approach to teaching is effective and relevant, not only focused on academics alone but takes on a holistic approach as it develops a child's character." - Esther, Nova Academies Camp Parent

Our Mission

At Nova Academies, we prepare our youth to be the future innovators and leaders of Africa.

Nova Academies is a private boarding school that prepares young men and young women to excel both academically and professionally. We have four campuses in South Africa, and two in Nairobi.  Using the 8-4-4 curriculum combined with the best international training, we deliver a truly world-class educational experience with exciting opportunities to learn and grow both inside and outside of the classroom. Nova students learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, and develop solutions using technology and engineering skills.  

At Nova Academies, we empower all of our students to achieve their personal potential by building their confidence, sharpening their intellectual abilities, and inspiring them to contribute meaningfully to their communities and the world.

Our Curriculum

Nova Academies will follow the 8-4-4 curriculum, integrating the best of Kenyan and International educational expertise. We will ensure that our students score top KCSE marks thanks to our team’s experience at Alliance and other top schools. But we know that exam performance is not enough for children to succeed in their post-secondary life. To prepare students for success in the 21st century, our curriculum places a strong emphasis on science and technology, fostering innovation, critical thinking, and creativity in each of our students.


Practical & Project Based

21st Century Skills

At Nova Academies, we focus on training our students for success in the 21st century. That means making sure that they are constantly learning through the latest technology. However, we don’t stop there. Nova students don’t just learn how to use technology, they learn how to design and build it themselves. Nova students learn the principles behind innovation, and put those skills to use through our project-based methodology to solve real-world problems. Our laboratories and maker space are equipped with the latest in science and technology, including 3D printers where students can create and fabricate their own inventions.



At Nova Academies, our approach to education extends beyond the classroom. We believe in developing the whole person, and make sure that our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of athletic activities.

Nova students will have the opportunity to participate in several team sports. At Nova Academies, we believe that sports are a place to develop teamwork skills, friendships, and character. All of our students will have the opportunity to play, and the school will have access to excellent facilities.


Extracurricular Activities at Nova


Nova Academies is a place where students can engage their interests and deepen their knowledge both in and out of the classroom. After class, students will have the opportunity to participate in drama, music, journalism, engineering projects, and much more.

Clubs & Societies

Nova Academies has a wide variety of student-led clubs, open to all students for participation. From student government to entrepreneurship, Nova students will have the opportunity to participate in and lead a wide range of activities.

our technology


When Does Nova Academies Open?

We launched an all boys secondary school in January 2016 and we are excited to announce that we will be opening an all girls secondary school in January 2017

What Applicants Are You Accepting?

We are accepting applications from young men and women who are entering Form 1 in 2017. Please note that spots in the class will be very limited.

How can I apply?

Applications are now live! Please apply here

Where can I Learn More?

We welcome you to join us for our first Open Days events. Please contact us if you’d like to register.

"Preparing our youth to succeed in the 21st century requires teaching them new skills with a new approach. Combining my experience leading Alliance High School and the African Leadership Academy with cutting edge methods from the best U.S. educators, we are launching a unique, globally competitive school. We will offer more Kenyans the top KCSE results, strong values, and holistic development needed to build the next generation of leaders and innovators."

- Chris Khaemba, Former Principal at Alliance and Leadership Team at Nova Academies

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