About Us

Welcome to The Great Places to Study

Standard Media Group in collaboration with Global Peace Foundation, Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA), and Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) Kenya embarked on a research based award criteria that identifies, rates and recognizes secondary schools whose innovative learning environment and overall school culture contribute to the development of a holistic student.

Who Are We

Great Places to School are schools where students, teachers, and parents want to be. They are schools where students do their best because they feel safe, appreciated, supported, and challenged.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of learning in schools by subjecting the schools to a regular confirmation of competence as Great Places to School


Our 8-Indicators


Health & Personal Hygiene

How safe is your institution health-wise? Do you have an elaborate long term mechanism to ensure good health and accommodative learning environment for learners and other educators?. Tell us some of the specific and tangible criteria put in place to combat health hazards in your school.


Extra – curricular and Sports Activities

Is your school a sporting environment for learners to develop their physical talents in their quest for sporting glory? Tell us about the expert advice offered to students, and the expert physical activities and facilities offered by your school for developing physical abilities into skilled talent.


Safety and Security

Is your school a safe and secure environment for learners where they, and their parents, are assured of their protection as they learn? Tell us about what measures you have put in place for the students.


Academics (other)

Is your school an enlightening place for learners to study and get a wholesome education? Tell us about the non-examinable offerings, variety of subjects on offer, cultural exchange programs, student-teacher ratio, outstanding awards, and providing an enlightening environment for learners to excel.


Career & Entrepreneurship Development

Does your school offer an entrepreneurial environment for students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas? Is Career and Entrepreneurship Development – Does your school offer an entrepreneurial environment for students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas? 



Is your school open to listening to the needs of the learners and accommodating their views? Tell us about the system of governance in place and how this builds confidence and authority in your learners, how they speak out for what they truly believe, and how they address issues that move them


Character & Creative Talent

Is your school an environment that moulds learners into authentic people of honest character? Tell us about the character guidance and direction offered to learners through molding and by instruction so that they are able to express their personalities in a healthy and strong way for developing creativity and respectable character and creativity in learners.


STEM Education

Does your school ignite an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? Tell us how you support STEM education, awards you have won, facilities present and ICT resources present in the school for learning purposes.


Ksh. 100,000 per category

  • Social media exposure on our Facebook page and Twitter handles
  • Logo on Great Places to School website

Purchase of a table for Gala Dinner

  • 5 staff members from each school will be allowed to attend the event live
  • The school will get media live recognition and award category if any
  • The winning schools will get continued ambassadorial identity and can  engage GPF and its partners in their activities.