About Alliance Girls High School
Alliance Girls High School is a national girls’ boarding school located near the small town of Kikuyu in the Kiambu County of the Central Province of Kenya, 20 km from Nairobi Town. It is within walking distance from its brother school Alliance High School.
Alliance Girls School was founded in 1948 by the Alliance of Protestant Missions, Alliance Girls’ High School was the first institution of higher education for African girls in Kenya, and served in parallel lieu to Kenya High School that then only admitted European girls. Before independence it was called African Girls High School. Alliance Girls High School sits on 71 acres of land in Kiambu West district, Central Province.
The first 10 girls admitted to the school arrived on 28 February 1948. These girls were drawn from all the different provinces in Kenya. This national outlook has been retained to-date. It has since been a pioneer of African education and is held as a vanguard academic elite and maintains close relations with its brother school, Alliance High School.
Admission at Alliance Girls High school
Admission is highly competitive. Only students who have impeccably done well at the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education are selected to attend. The school partakes of the national quota system that sees a balance in admission of students from all Kenyan Districts.
Alliance Girls High School Results
Alliance Girls Secondary School prides in its academic prowess. It maintains a top 10 position in the KCSE yearly. In 2011, the school emerged the 2nd National school, only after the Alliance High School, and 5th nationally.
All students go on to top Kenyan Universities as well as reputed international universities. The school supports applications to colleges in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa among others. Similarly, a couple of it’ students are annually selected to the African Leadership Academy; a highly selective leadership program through the entire continent.
Alliance Girls High School has an exchange programme with Brooks School in Massachusetts, USA. First priority is given to meritorious students. The students are selected by a panel of teachers. They then fly over during the April holidays. Their 2-month stay is facilitated by a selected family. The students also have better opportunities to study in universities in Kenya and abroad.
Another exchange program with a school in the United Kingdom, Sir John Leman High School. Three students from Alliance Girls’ and three from Alliance High School plus six students from the Port Reitz school in Mombasa take part in this exchange every three years.
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Alliance Girls High School Contacts
School Name: Alliance Girls’ High School
School Code No: 11200002
Type of School: Girls Boarding
County: Kiambu County
Postal Address: P.O BOX 109 – 00902, KIKUYU.
School Description: National School
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