The Summit School in Maragua is a leading school of academic excellence in the Muranga South District, Kenya. It was found in 2000 with the vision:

“To empower the youth of our dynamic society to lead successful and meaningful lives.”


The Summit Schools are proud of their academic achievements and work collaboratively to encourage strong relationships between the school, parents and community. The staff use creative, innovative ideas alongside the traditional curriculum to stimulate student learning and nurture the social and emotional growth of their students. They set high standards of behaviour and students are taught tolerance, compassion, and to respect cultural differences at all times.


The school is managed by a board of professionals headed by the Reverend James Ngugi (pictured above). James’s wife, Karen, is a former teacher and Education Officer with the Kenya Ministry of Education and she overseas all the academic and operational activities at Summit, ensuring that the quality of education is consistent and never compromised.


All the teachers at Summit are trained professionals and graduates of  institutions recognised by the Ministry of Education. They focus on educating the whole child, enforcing discipline through friendly counselling and all have a great passion and commitment for their work.

The Summit Schools offer both day and boarding facilities. The primary section facilities caters for both boys and girls while the Secondary section is for girls only. Summit offes a modern dormitory with well balanced meals, 24 hour security and hot water available at all times.

As well as standard curriculum based studies, the Summit Schools offer computer studies and regular educational tours and field trips. The school is based on strong Christian principles and pastoral programs are offered every Thursday. Medical care is provided to all students.



The Primary Section consists of students aged 6-14. The school strives to build a community in each classroom while focusing on the needs of each individual. This section provides day and boarding facilities for both boys and girls.

At the Summit Schools, childhood is a journey and not a race. They follow a developmental approach which covers the 8-4-4 syllabus from Standard 1 through 8, and curriculum and co-curricular activities are emphasized in order to enable students to enhance their level of independence and moral conduct.


The Summit secondary school provides day and boarding facilities for girls only, with a staff student ratio of about 2 to 10. The Secondary curriculum enables all students to demonstrate significant achievement of the Kenya Ministry of Education-defined learning goals, and develop as healthy, well-rounded individuals. The education students receive will equip them to succeed in higher education and the workplace, ready them for responsible citizenship and prepare them for a complex and changing world.