Our Unique Approach to Learning
Every child deserves the best possible start as they begin their educational journey, and our Creative Curriculum delivers an education that is engaging, challenging, motivating and fun.
At Durham, how students learn is as important as what they learn. We recognise that not all children grow and develop at the same pace or in the same way. Our child-centred approach celebrates the individual talents, readiness and personalities of every student. With low student to educator ratios and warm, positive relationships, teachers use varying approaches to personalise learning for individuals. Through child-initiated activities, students are able to engage with academic topics through their unique interests, and our teacher-led lessons provide them with active learning opportunities that challenge students in fun, interesting ways.
Whilst we maintain an academic focus in all of our learning, Durham Kenya is also committed to instilling strong values and life skills that will benefit children as they progress in their education. Students in the Pre-Prep and Prep School years are not only discovering foundational academic topics, they are learning how to learn. We are committed to giving them the skills they need to thrive in an educational environment.
Durham fosters a culture of perseverance in the face of challenge and new possibilities, nurturing resilience, self-esteem, respect for others and a sense of social responsibility.
Innovative and enthusiastic teachers are at the heart of our learning community, providing the framework for students’ educational, cultural and social development. Our teachers and support staff take a close interest in all children’s pastoral welfare, fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence.