About Us

Why Rudolf Steiner School Mbagathi

We wish our children to grow up into strong and creative human beings with initiative for their life in order that each child can reach his/her full potential


Our school is situated 20 km south of Nairobi on the Maasai plains. There is a Primary department and four Kindergarten groups. The school has been building up steadily over the years and is still growing.
There are approximately 325 children in the whole school, about a quarter of whom are boarders; the remainder come daily from Maasai Lodge road and around Ongata Rongai.


The Waldorf/Steiner schools worldwide follow the Steiner school curriculum which is also referred to as “A Head, Heart and Hand Education”.
The Steiner curriculum strives to bring out a child’s potential at all levels. The academic learning is embedded in artistic and craft activities; this enhances the learning and aids in building the morality of the child. The curriculum provides for the child’s developmental needs
and kindles the child’s natural inquisitiveness for the world around.
Thus, in a Steiner school children love to learn. Steiner schools provide a supportive base for children of every faith, race and culture. We are a one big happy family. The Rudolf Steiner School was started in September 1989 with a small kindergarten, in a rented house on Magadi road. In 1990 the present 20 acre plot was bought.


The School has 2 classroom blocks with a total of 9 classrooms, a mini-hall, woodwork/Clay modeling workshop, kitchen, dining hall and verandah, computer room, an administration block, teachers’ room and children’s library. The administration block has a large common room and reception area and office space. There is a block with four kindergarten classrooms and a small kitchen. The boarding consists of two main boarding houses one for the girls and one for the boys as well as boarding kitchen. The girls’ boarding house consists of: a living area, 4 bedrooms, showers and toilets and the boarding mother’s room. The boys’ boarding consists of: a living area, 5 bedrooms, showers, toilet and boarding father’s room and guest’s huts.


Rudolf Steiner School is a model Steiner/Waldorf based school that nurtures individuals in a diverse cultural environment to transform and impact the society positively.

Rudolf Steiner who was an Austrian philosopher founded the first Steiner School. The Steiner Schools have an outstanding reputation internationally for academic excellence and for graduating well-rounded individuals who are able to think for themselves.


Our mission is to impart quality Steiner/Waldorf education in the individuals so as to promote creativity, responsibility, independence in the children and support a holistic child development in a healthy, safe and sustainable environment.

Rudolf Steiner School,

  • P.O.Box 15609-00503,
    Mbagathi Nairobi, Kenya
  • Phone number

  • +254 722830549
  • Email

  • School Leader: enquiries@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Sponsorship Program Officer: mercy.njoki-sponsorship@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Reception: zilda.mwawai-info@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke
  • Accountant: jane.wathinja-accounts@steinerschoolmbagathi.co.ke