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St. Philip Neri Primary School was established in January 2013. It is a day and boarding school located in Machakos county- Mavoko, Joska,  It was founded with a mission to provide quality education for all the children without discrimination.

We offer 8-4-4 system but we have successfully incorporated the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in pre-school level up to Grade 4.


It’s a unique school of its kind in the country because it’s providing the education for all the children. It focuses on transformation and integration of the disadvantaged and marginalized children into the society.


Our school is a modern school in Kenya. We not only focus on academic but also on co-curricular activities and skills development to go hand in hand with  proper child development.  We nurture the talents in very well-equipped music class with an experienced music teacher and offer plenty of sports. Our French department collaborates with Alliance Francaise in Nairobi and with their collaboration we provide also the DELF certificates for the interested candidates.

Our K.C.P.E. performance is also remarkable. Our pupils sat for their first K.C.P.E exams in 2015 with a mean grade of 367, following mean grade of 390 in 2016, 356 in 2017 and 357 in 2018. Many of our graduates joined the best national schools like Starehe boys high school, Starehe Girls high school, Mangu high school, Siakago girls high school, Cardinal Otunga high school, Gatimu Ngandu High School, Kenya High School, Mugoiri girls high school etc. Academically we belong among the top best schools within our region.


St. Philip Neri teachers are selected on the basis of high professional achievements, demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication and concern for the individual needs of each child. All staff are involved in continuous self-development and leadership training programmes.


Nicodemus Mwanzia Kimuli – Director

Daria Kimuli – Director

Desderio Ngari Njiru – Headmaster

Sr.Bernadetta – Deputy Headmistress