MCI runs two schools for girls – The Fred Baron Maasai Girls’ School, a day school which enrolls 100 girls, ages 5 through 12, and Mara Hills Academy, a boarding school that enrolls 100 girls and 50 boys, ages 5 through 16.
The Fred Baron Maasai Girls’ School, established in March 2008, is located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Southern Kenya. The school provides educational opportunities for 100 Maasai girls between the ages 5 and 12. Since first opening, the school has grown to include seven classrooms, a computer lab, a kitchen and two teachers’ cottages.
Mara Hills Academy, established in 2010, is a boarding school that more than 200 girls, ages 5-16, at a time when most Maasai girls are preparing to get married and raise a family. MHA’s goal is to graduate confident, well-rounded young women who are armed with the tools they need to make good life choices. The school’s academically rigorous liberal-arts program covers social studies, math, science and several languages.