Alliance Girls High School



Founded in 1948 by the Alliance of Protestant Missions, Alliance Girls’ High School was the first institution of higher secondary education for African girls in Kenya, and served in parallel with Kenya High School which at that time only admitted European girls. Before Kenyan independence it was called African Girls High School. Alliance Girls High School sits on 71 acres of land in Kiambu West district, Central Province, originally donated by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

In 1961, Alliance Girls High School was one of the first five schools in Africa to offer the Higher School Certificate (at the time, the equivalent of A Levels and a requirement for university entrance). Prior to the establishment of Alliance Girls High School, a few girls had been admitted to the predominantly male Alliance High School.


To become a leading and most preferred National School in the provision of quality, excellence and holistic education for girls in Kenya.


To provide a conducive environment and to offer quality, excellent and holistic education that motivates students to discover their talents and strive to reach their potential, thereby equipping them to fit well in society and contribute positively to Nation Building.

Participation in Digital Essay Competition

2014: 5 entries

Principal / Teacher: Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu


BOX 109 – 00902, Kikuyu, Kenya.