About

Our History

Waridi School is an offshoot of Waridi Nursery School that was founded in 1965 by the Catholic Sisters of OUR LADY OF CHARITY whose mission here in Kenya is to rehabilitate the young girls who have been sexually exploited and socially abused young women.
Waridi School operates under the Edelvale Trust acquired as a non- profitable institution, and the funds a from fees paid cater for the Edelvale Trust charitable projects among them; Jamaa Home that caters for young mothers and The Edelvale Home that caters for young girls from poor back grounds and those rehabilitated from the extreme effects of the social malfunctions.

Waridi School recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, Waridi School respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child while respecting their gifts and talents.

To provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential, so that they can make their best contribution to society.

Mission Statement

Waridi School recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, Waridi School respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child while respecting their gifts and talents.

Our Vision

To provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential, so that they can make their best contribution to society.

Expected outcomes

Our expectation is that children leave school with:

  • A set of moral values

    Honesty, integrity and good judgment

  • A complement of basic skills

    Linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.

  • An enquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.

  • Strong self-esteem and high personal expectation.

  • Tolerance and respect for others.

Our objectives

  • To create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles.

  • To promote a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment.

  • To foster each student’s self-esteem by positive relationships with students and staff.

  • Strong self-esteem and high personal expectation.

  • To have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved on our students’ learning.

Statement of Philosophy

From its earliest days as a Kindergarten, Waridi has emphasized both academic attainment and character development. Today, Waridi School remains faithful to its founder’s calling, valuing its students for their potential, as well as their achievement, and striving always for their balanced growth-intellectual, physical, social and ethical.
The primary goals of Waridi are intellectual endeavor and achievement. The School also believes that a well-rounded education includes experiences in the arts, athletics and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Waridi School further believes that every student is and will continue to be part of a community and, therefore, seeks to strengthen his or her moral responsibility and service to it. To that end, the School actively promotes honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness.
Waridi also believes that participation of parents in their children’s education is essential to accomplishing its mission. The School makes every attempt to inform them of the School’s purposes and goals, and expects their strong support in the pursuit of these aims.

Learning Environment

Waridi School endeavors to create and maintain a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our schools promote a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved on our students’ learning.
We care about ourselves and others to create, support and maintain powerful, engaged learning in the Arts and Sciences. We dare to use innovative techniques to enhance life-long learning through technology, the multiple intelligences, varied instructional strategies, and interdisciplinary units. We share our cultural backgrounds to nurture growth, responsibility, and productivity by celebrating our diversity within a positive school-wide atmosphere and by promoting sportsmanship, school spirit, and pride in ourselves through our daily studies and our educational accomplishments.