Gayaza High School


About Us

Founded in 1905, the school has nurtured exceptional ladies who have achieved remarkable accomplishments globally.

Our Story

Holding the distinction of being the oldest girls’ school in Uganda, the boarding secondary school provides education for grades 8 through 13 (Senior 1 to 6). Founded in 1905 by church missionaries, exceptional ladies have been nurtured and empowered; going on to achieve remarkable accomplishments globally and shaping history in various fields. Proudly maintaining our position among the top 50 schools in Africa proves a testament of our commitment to excellence and dedication to providing quality education.


Gayaza High School is situated in Gayaza town, specifically in Gayaza Zone B Local Council One (LC1), within Kasangati town council, Kyadondo County, Wakiso District. It is approximately 19 km (12 miles) northeast of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

Spanning an expansive area of 104.76 acres, the school is located on a flat-topped ridge with gradual slopes, positioned at an average elevation of 3,800 feet above sea level. To the North, it shares a border with Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo (University Farm), while Makenke village lies to the west, separated by the Gayaza-Zirobwe road.

The area to the East between the school farm and the road from Kampala to Kalagi, Mukono is Kyetume Village and to the South the school is bordered by Gayaza Junior School, a parish church and the neighbourhood of Gayaza Trading Centre. At this point, the main road from Kampala forks; one road leading to Kalagi in Mukono District and the other to National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Namulonge, and on to Zirobwe. The lane between the two roads leading up to the school, past the primary day schools and the parish church, is a cul-de-sac, which accounts for the school’s relative security in times of trouble.Gayaza High School lies between coordinates 0°27’36.0″N and 32°36’39.0″E (Latitude: 0.460000; Longitude: 32.610833).


The Board of Governors serves as the governing body of the school and operates in accordance with the regulations outlined in the Education Act. Specifically, it adheres to section 59, part (ii) of the Uganda Education Act of 2008. The board consists of approximately 15 individuals, who represent the diverse range of major stakeholders of the school. These stakeholders include the foundation body, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff, local government, and alumni. Together, they form a cohesive and inclusive governing body that ensures the effective management and decision-making processes within the school. By incorporating perspectives from various stakeholders, the Board of Governors strives to foster a collaborative environment that upholds the best interests of the school and its entire community.


The daily operations and management of the school are overseen by the Head Teacher (Headmistress), supported by two Deputy Head Teachers, and a Director of Studies. Additionally, there are three deans: lower school (Senior 1 and 2), middle school, (Senior 3 and 4) upper school (Senior 5 and 6), a senior woman, a senior man and a senior housemistress (matron) who work together in the management of the school. The specific responsibilities of each management staff member can be found in the Gayaza High School Human Resource Manual, providing clear guidelines for their roles and duties. Together, this dedicated team ensures the smooth functioning and effective administration of the school, fostering a positive learning environment for students and staff.

Over the years we have produced women who continue to make history all over the world.

We continue to rank among the top 50 schools in Africa.

What is life without learning? At GHS, we believe that education forms our habits. It shapes our values and our beliefs, preparing us for the future and steering us on our way. That is why we are committed to providing an outstanding education to every girl in our community, helping her write the story of her life.


The leading girls’ secondary school in Africa.


To deliver a contemporary and quality Christ-centered secondary education that prepares girls to thrive in a dynamic world and contribute to national development


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