(CBC & 8-4-4)

The system is currently in the transitional period with the launch of the Competency based curriculum which is a gradual departure from the 8-4-4 system of education.

The Competency Based curriculum (CBC) is available for Grade 1, 2 and 3 and continues to be available progressively every year.

Learners are admitted into Grade 1 at the age of Six (6) years, which is the start of primary school. Typical class sizes range up to 25-30 in number.

The curriculum emphasizes on what learners are expected to do and is a learner-centred approach adaptive to the needs of children, teachers and the society. It is a new system of education in Kenya, launched in 2017. The CBC is designed to emphasize the significance of developing skills and knowledge and also applying those competencies to real life situations.

The curriculum focuses on seven core competencies:

1.    Communication and collaboration,

2.    Critical thinking and problem solving,

3.    Creativity and imagination,

4.    Citizenship,

5.    Digital literacy,

6.    Learning to learn and

7.    Self-efficacy

Learners at current levels in the 8-4-4 system carry on to complete their education at this system and they shall sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at Standard 8 after which they join the 4 years of secondary level which is completed with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Form 4. This allows the learner to exit Viraj International Academy to pursue onward education at colleges and universities of their choice throughout the Republic of Kenya. 

Each child is closely monitored and communication is done with the parents/guardians on a daily basis through the school diary system.

The school also gives a termly progress report and has various consultation meetings between parents and teachers.

Viraj International Academy continues to enhance its services and offers a number of co-curricular activities, which include;


‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†Foreign Languages,



‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†Modern dance and Music

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†Various clubs and societies such as; board games, indoor games, outdoor games, photography, wild life, environmental etc.

The list however continues to grow as we introduce more facilities and services to our children. In addition, the school regularly takes children on field trips, hosts sporting events, swimming events and children’s presentations.