Our Curriculum

Our dream and vision are to establish a school that has a unique approach to learning and teaching, to provide our young ones with the highest quality care, and to develop a school that would become a role model in its environment and the country as a whole.

We also choose to ensure that we provide a healthy and safe environment for our children to play, learn and grow emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially with guidance from professional caregivers, thus nurturing them in all three dimensions of Mind, Body and Spirit.

St. Joan’s Academy currently offers the 8.4.4 system and has also embraced the Competency-Based Curriculum i.e: 2-6-3-3 system in its Pre-school (PP1 and PP2), Grades 1 to Grade 6 and Junior Secondary School (Grade 7 to Grade 9) with the goal being to have all our children shinning in all areas.

Currently, the school is up to Class 8 (8-4-4 curriculum) and Grade 6 (CBC curriculum) and is approved by the MOE to host Junior Secondary School (JSS). The school has a boarding facility too that was approved in 2022.

To ensure that children here grow to be well-balanced, knowledgeable and caring individuals, we have gone a step further to provide co-curricular activities ranging from sports, computers, music and band, drama, scouting and swimming lessons.


Teaching younger children demands a special set of skills. We are proud of our staff whose expertise is matched by their passion for inspiring children to learn.

The Early Years Education Programme aims at contributing to the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of our young ones in line with our mission statement. It develops a positive and balanced image of themselves helps them acquire personal independence and increases their effective capabilities.

As a dedicated kindergarten, your child benefits from specialist teachers and exciting learning programs, designed in line with the Ministry of Education requirements and specifications for the early years.

We are committed to providing the highest standard of education for your child, but importantly we approach education holistically. We nurture your child’s emotional and social development along with their growing minds.

Best of all, our school is a community where your child feels safe and secure, inspired to dream big and shine. I feel privileged to be part of this community and we have so much to be proud of.


At St. Joan’s Academy, we aim high and we learn together. Our teachers inspire your child to think creatively, solve problems and look at issues from various angles.
As per the Ministry of Education guidelines, St. Joan’s Academy now offers the new Competency Based System of education from PP1 to Grade 6 and is currently approved to host Junior Secondary School from Grade 7 to Grade 9.

The subjects undertaken in CBC Lower Primary School (Grade 1 – Grade 3) are:
• English,
• Kiswahili,
• Environmental Studies,
• Mathematics,
• Christian Religious and
• Hygiene and Nutrition.

Learning areas in Middle School (Grade 4 – Grade 6) are:
• Mathematics,
• English,
• Kiswahili,
• Science And Technology,
• Home Science,
• Art And Craft,
• Music,
• Social Studies,
• C.R.E,
• Agriculture
• Physical And Health Education And
• Foreign Languages (French And Mandarin)

St. Joan’s Junior Secondary School will offer the following compulsory learning areas:
• English
• Kiswahili
• Mathematics
• Integrated Science
• Health Education
• Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education
• Social Studies
• Religious Education
• Business Studies
• Agriculture
• Life Skills
• Sports and Physical Education

Optional learning areas will include:
• Visual Arts,
• Performing Arts,
• Home Science,
• Computer Science,
• Foreign Languages (German, French, Mandarin, or Arabic)
• Indigenous Languages

Each subject has general and specific objectives that have been clarified and the content spelt out specifically to give guidance to the teachers.

The life skills syllabus has adopted a thematic approach to teaching various social and moral skills. These themes are derived from things and situations that learners are likely to interact with in everyday life.

The curriculum is conducive to all ethnic groups, races and religions irrespective of our diverse differences. Our children can live and interact with the environment and utilize the opportunity for the fullest development of individual talents and


St Joan’s Academy offers the Kenyan 8.4.4 system of education for these classes. The subjects undertaken are English, Kiswahili, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Christian Religious Studies. Each subject has general and specific objectives that have been clarified and the content spelt out specifically by the Ministry of Education, to give guidance to the

Teaching/learning experience and assessment methods are outlined at the beginning of the term in form of schemes of work and curriculum designs. Three major evaluation tests are administered in a term, and there are continuous assessment tests every fortnight through the term. Pupils receive outcome records of their performance in each subject area through a written report book signed by the class teacher and the school director.

Parents also get a chance to discuss their children’s results with their respective class teachers at the end of every term. We also welcome any parent who would be interested to know their child’s progress during the term.

In our learning areas, we have integrated French, Computer, Music classes, Drama and Art into a study
area called Visual and Performing Arts.

Our manager’s take is that regular homework, done in a positive climate at home, will support and enhance your child’s educational progress. Getting involved with your child’s school work is a wonderful way for you to bond and your child must know you value and support their work at school.


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