(School Administrator – Mrs. Margaret Muigai)
Juja Preparatory School which sits on an expansive 40-acres of land along the Thika highway , was founded in 1997 with the aim of providing education in an atmosphere of home away from home. The first group of the intake was in all classes. The standards set by the school were very high and the theme of a home away from home was well accepted by the parents. Thus after the first batch of the pupils did their KCPE, the parents requested the management to incorporate high school for the next journey of the children in their education –thus Juja Senior School.
The infrastructure of the school consisted of an administration block, a multipurpose hall, a laundry unit, several classrooms, two dormitories for boys and girls each holding about one hundred students, a computer laboratory and sciences laboratory. A games field was also constructed for all games and especially football and so was a moderate swimming pool. Aviation was started at the inception of the Senior School. The aim was to stimulate students’ interest in this field at an early age. We have so far produced pilots who fly with major world airlines.
The school environment has necessitated a great interest in conservation of the environment. Being situated in an area with minimum rainfall, there has been an active planting of trees and conserving the few indigenous ones.
The school has had a steady growth since its inception. This culminated into the separation of the primary school to its own campus. The campus was built in 2008 and boasts of an administration block, several classrooms, science and computer laboratories and music rooms.
The great interest of diverse curriculum has seen the school diversify to the IGCSE, which now boasts of its campus.
Music has been introduced in the school in the course of the schools growth. Various instruments like the guitar, drums, the piano and the saxophone are taught alongside oral and theory of music.
Juja Preparatory and Senior Schools have seen steady growth characterized by good performance in national examinations and also in IGCSE [International General Certificate of Secondary Education].This has made the school to be known far and wide, beyond the boundaries of Kenya.