Loreto High School Limuru Details
Loreto High School Limuru is an all-girls’ National School founded in 1936, the school is located in Karambaini, in the green highlands of Limuru, Kiambu County, Central Kenya approximately 28 km /45 minutes from the capital city, Nairobi Kenya.
Loreto High School Limuru opened its doors to the first group of students on 4 December 1936. The founders of this school were the Loreto Sisters who came from Ireland to Kenya in 1921 as Catholic Missionaries. The vision of the founders of this school was to educate African girls, who during that time were denied the right to an Academic Education.
The pioneers of Loreto High School Limuru which today is one of the leading educational institutions in the country were sisters S.M. Dolores Stafford, S.M. Theresa Joseph O’Sullivan, and S.M. Veronica Bradley.
They believed, as did Mary Ward, foundress of the Loreto Sisters in 1609, that through education “Women in time to come would do much”. True to this vision today Loreto High school can boast of laying a foundation for personalities such as Professor Wangari Mathai who won Nobel’s peace Prize for protecting the environment.
The first task of the sisters was to prepare the girls to sit for their primary examination. They initially began with 7 girls but due to severe cold and mist which is common in Limuru in the months of winter, on 1 August 1937 all of them disappeared overnight. Later the girls returned and in 1938 four girls sat the Primary Examination and began their Teacher Training course.
In 1947, the first secondary class began. 1954 was a proud year for the school. The first two students Mary Sekunda Wanjiru and Merioth Wairimu sat for the Senior Cambridge Certificate Examination and passed well.
This was the beginning of a record of excellence in public examinations, which continues in Loreto High School Limuru to-date. During this and the following years, to the present time, the school is one of the tops in the country in extra-curricular activities such as Netball, Hockey and Music Festival.
In 1956 a double stream was admitted. There were between 20–26 girls per class. In 1958, Loreto was categorized as a National School in 1958, a status it has held ever since. In 1970 Loreto was given permission to start the “A level” Arts class and in 1981 the school was given an “A” level” Science stream and an Additional Science Laboratory was also set up.
Since then, a rapid expansion of the old facilities, gradual replacement of old buildings and establishment of the new infrastructures have taken place. These developments were made possible through the hard work of the Board of Governors and the Parents-Teachers’ Association and the support of the Ministry of Education.
In 1986 Kenya underwent a transition in the field of Secondary Education, with the introduction of the 8-4-4, syllabus. In addition to this, the school was given another challenge of starting a third stream, bringing the number of students to over 500.
In 1996 the Loreto High School Limuru celebrated a jubilant 60th anniversary where His Excellency the President attended as the Chief Guest. In 1999 a 4th stream was introduced and in 2002 it became a four streamed school with 40 students per class the great school has continued its growth. The Loreto High School Limuru introduced the 5th stream in 2011. Today the school has an approximate population of over 800 students, over 45 teaching staff and over 50 support staff.
Mission: Provision of Quality Education through holistic growth of the girl-child to nurture women of integrity and intellect who will be agents of positive change.
Motto: United in Love and Peace
Vision: Provision of Quality Education through holistic growth of the girl-child to nurture women of integrity and intellect who will be agents of positive change. To be a center of instilling positive values and attaining high academic standards.
School Spirit: Cruci dum spiro fido
(In the Cross, while I breathe, I trust)
To be women of freedom, justice and sincerity’
Loreto High School Academic Performance (KCSE)
- 1991: mean of 7.5, no As
- 1993: B- mean grade of 8.21, 2 As.
- 1997: B mean grade of 9.27, 3As
- 2006: Mean grade above 10 points
- 2007: Mean grade of above 10 points – This has been the school’s best performance to date. It was ranked as the 3rd best school in Kenya, and the best girl’s school in the country in the 2007 KCSE examinations. 2010: mean grade of 10.062.
- 2011: mean grade of 10.113, 28 As, 50 A-s, 150/177 students got direct admission to public universities
Loreto High School Notable Alumni.
- Prof. Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
- Wanjiku Kabira, academic, and author.
- Martha Mbugua, lawyer.
- Ng’endo Mwangi, a first female physician in Kenya.
- Carole Wainaina, United Nations official
School Coordinates and Altitude.
Latitude: –1.1210124, Longitude: 36.6569533, Altitude: 2227 m metres
The school sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. The school’s sponsorship is listed as Religious Organization. The School Institution Type is classified as – Ordinary.
Loreto High School Limuru KCSE Results
Individual candidates can check their KCSE results by SMS or online using an SMS number or website link provided at the release of the exam. Candidates and parents should visit the school for their official results slip. Results for all candidates and the school national, county and local ranking can also be found from the schools’ office.
The ministry of education advises parents teachers and pupils to check the KCSE result slip for any anomaly such as incorrect candidate’s name, school name and code as well as wrong subject grade and report to KNEC within a month after the announcement.
Loreto High School Limuru Fees, Account Number and Uniform
For details on school fees structure, account number and uniform, please contact the principal or the schools office using the contacts below.
Loreto High School Limuru Contacts (Address, Location, Email, Telephone and Website)
School Name: Loreto High School Limuru
Physical Location: Karambaini
Address: P.O. Box Private Bag Limuru 00217
City/Town: Kiambu Town
School Category: Public
School Code: 11200005
Phone Number: 020-2023196, 0736 088139
Email: To be updated
Loreto School Limuru Highlights
Drama Club: Yes
Debate Club: Yes
Sports Team: Yes
Girls Scouts: Ye
Loreto High School Limuru Facilities
School Library: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Sports Field: Yes
Computer Lab: Yes
Science Laboratory: Yes
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