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“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” – B. B. King

The 101-year Mbarara school Sits on top of Ruharo hill in Mbarara Municipality popularly known as the seat for Ankole Diocese in addition to the remains of Ankole Kingdom.  

The school is accessible through Mbarara Kasese Highway at Ruharo stage and belted by Ankole diocese seat buildings housing various projects with the St. James Cathedral, which also serves as the students’ chapel, standing out.

A white colour painted gate with the school name Mbarara High School and the school motto; Mugume Namaani (Be strong and courageous derived from Joshua 1:6) implanted in blue colors is an imposing sight for anyone in the precincts of the Cathedral.

Inside the school, close to the gate stands a mold of a brown bull with white spots facing the entrance. This symbolizes the cattle wealth of Ankole. Both the current students and alumni refer to themselves as ‘The Bulls’.

From the Head Teacher

At Mbarara Highschool, we provide high quality education for all our students. We are driven by our core values of respect, responsibility and excellence. We believe in working to help every single student become a responsible and respectful citizen with the skills and knowledge needed to lead successful and fulfilled lives beyond school. Our mission is to “Educate the whole” and our curriculum and support structures help us to achieve this.

  • Mbarara High Schoolis a welcoming, safe and caring school environment. Student progress is supported by the hard work and commitment of well qualified staff who set high expectations to enable every child to succeed.

  • As a school, we strongly believe in partnerships working together in the best interests of all our students. Parents/ carers, students, staff, governors, community groups and friends all work together to ensure that the young people in our school enjoy their learning journey and achieve some exceptional outcomes.

  • We are a diverse school that is proud to welcome students and staff from many cultural and religious backgrounds.