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Maasai High School, Merrueshi

Education is the Key to Development.

Students| Teachers| Management| Ethics| Philosophy| Curriculum|


We are creating leaders for tomorrow

Maasai High School is in the Maasai region of Kenya, approximately 160 km southeast of Nairobi, Kenya and 100 km north of the Kenya and Tanzanian border. The entire school was build by Maasai Association.

Picture above: class of 2010


• Four classrooms
• Administration block
• Dormitory facilities (one for boys and one for girls)
• A kitchen
• Teachers' houses

The entire school has sufficient water and power supply from solar energy.


The school has over 200 students, boys and girls, from all corners of Maasai land. The students range from 14 to 18 years of age.


The school has 10 teachers. Maasai Association employs 50% of the teachers. The government pays the rest.


The school is managed by a board, a group of 12 men and women, collectively nominated by members of Merrueshi community. The ministry of education has some representative in the board.

Community members work to achieve the following:
  • Education that meets national standards 
  • Community empowerment through Western and Maasai integrated learning system
  • Global awareness
  • Education that is culturally sensitive to the Maasai way of life

The community encourages self-discipline rather than discipline through foreign rules. Younger students are encouraged to become positive role models for future generations. This idea cultivates the Maasai traditional principle of intergenerational support system. 


The Maasai depends on its generations. Future generations depend on efforts from fore generations. A successful community depends on responsible and proud citizens, which depends on a community of good morale and values. 

Today's children are leaders for tomorrow. It is important to educate Maasai children and enable them to make a strong contribution to the ongoing needs of their community.This philosophy nurtures the values of a strong community.

Maasai High School is not affiliated with any religious or political organization, and does not discriminate against gender, race, color, or religion.


The curriculum is made up of the following subjects

• Language Skills: Maasai, Swahili, and English
• Mathematics
• Biology science
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Geography, History and Government
• Cultural Subjects, Business Education, Accounts,
• Commerce, Economics

Extra curricula activities

  • Drama, music, and dance
  • Maasai oral literature and Traditions

The integration of western and Maasai educational learning systems is vital to the survival of the Maasai people, following the priorities, needs and interest of the Maasai community. Such an integrated system allows Maasai children to contribute effectively in this rapidly changing world.


Each villager with a child in school has to sell a goat, sheep or cow in order to meet school fees for their children. Each child pays $150 dollars, tuition, per term. This amount is enough to cover tuition and boarding fees. It is mandatory for each student to wear school uniform in Kenya’s public school.




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We are proud to have a school for our children


Maasai Children Education Fund (MCEF)

Interested sponsors can now fund education for a child, boy, girl ,or either, in Maasai High School. For $150 you can put a child through school for one quarter. Your contribution of any amount is welcomed, as everything counts. Your support will make education more attainable to a Maasai child, who otherwise would have not attended school. Click to download MCEF form.



  • Dormitory facility
  • Small library

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