HISTORY OF ST.CHRISTOPHER SCHOOLS
By: Ms Leah Ngini - Director, Chairman of Governors- Owner
Carolla Ohaga - Director
Jean Kamau - Director
In 1965, Ms. Leah Ngini, the founder of the school bought ten Acres of land in Karen, an area no African was allowed to own. In 1984 the Ngini’s bought St. Christopher’s Kindergarten as an outgoing concern in rented premises. Ms. Ngini was among the first Kenyans to buy a Kindergarten owned and run exclusively by expatriates of European origin. In 1985 Ms. Ngini started running the Kindergarten as the “Headmistress.” From 1980 to 1989, the Ngini’s bought a plot of land in Kilimani with the intention to build a new Preparatory School. The School was opened near Yaya Centre and both British System and Kenyan Systems of education were taught. The Kindergarten was then moved from the rented accommodation to the new Preparatory school in Kilimani.
From 1990 to 1992 the Ngini’s built St. Christopher’s Secondary School in Karen, a leafy suburb of Nairobi on the land bought in 1965.The school was opened initially with seven students doing the British System only. Following this, in 1994, the Preparatory School became a British Curriculum School only. In 2002 the Ngini family bought a further seven acres of land next to the secondary school. Finally from 2009-2011 St. Christopher’s Kindergarten and Preparatory School was built and in 2011 the Kindergarten and the preparatory School based at Kilimani moved to the Karen site. The schools are now together on one site working together to achieve their objective.