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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Alliance Girls High School Website
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Alliance Girls High School News
Fred Matiang’i lauds Alliance Girls High School performance
There was a celebratory mood at Alliance Girls High School Wednesday afternoon after it emerged third nationally in the KCSE exams.
The school was singled out by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i for its exemplary performance.
Alliance Girls High School Results
The national school, which had 394 candidates, posted a performance index of 68.682677.
Sixteen girls scored grade A, while 119 scored A-, 101 B+, and 64 attained grade B. 42 students scored B-, while 30 obtained C+.
The lowest grade at the school was a D, which was scored by one student.
According to the teachers, the exemplary performance was an acknowledgement of work well done through the combined efforts of teachers, students, parents, and the school’s alumni.
“We really put a lot of effort and passion into teaching and we also ensure that we finish the syllabus ahead of time,” said Ms Frida Kaviti, a teacher at the school.
The school’s principal, Rose Menjo, reiterated Ms Kaviti’s statement that the sustained good performance of the school was a result of the passion and dedication of its teachers.
Ms Menjo attributed the academic track record of the school to its rich history and strong culture of excellence.
“Right from when we enrol FormOone students, we begin to nurture and mould them so that by the time they reach Form Four, they are ready and prepared for the exam,” said Menjo.
However, despite clinching the top spot, the school did not produce a single student in the top 10 list nationally. This did not seem to discourage the principal.
“We are happy that all our students have done exceptionally well,” she said.
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