Saint Mary’s is a Nyeri Catholic Diocese boys secondary school located in the town of Nyeri (population 75,000) about 100 miles north of Nairobi.
Founded by American volunteers in 1961, it was run by the Consolata Fathers from 1968 until the Brothers took over in 1990.Brother Stephen Creagh (LINE DISTRICT) was the first Brother Headmaster.
Brother Dominic Jordan (NY DISTRICT), the current headmaster, replaced him in 1998
Practically all the students board at the school which draws students from all over Kenya. Fees are low at 33,000 KSH/year, comparable to most public schools. Over 20% of the 440 students enrolled are on half or full scholarship because of economic need.
St. Mary’s is more than a school: It is a community. For many, it is their home-away-from-home. Students have a sense of ownership of the school since they are responsible for its maintenance. The emphasis on community building and an increased sensitivity to those less fortunate (Street Children Program) engenders in the young man a maturity, self discipline, and concern for others that will make him a fine KenyanCurriculumSt. Mary’s Secondary follows the Kenya Ministry of Education university-preparatory curriculum. Required courses are English, Kiswahili, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Christian Religious Education (CRE), Agriculture, History, Geography, Business Education, and Computer.
Since 1999, the secondary has consistently been in the top 100 St. Mary’s has a very active and successful program of sports and clubs.
St. Mary’s has a very active and successful program of sports and clubs. Basketball and handball teams were the Nyeri District champs in 2006 and 2007 and placed third in Central Province in 2006. grade for admission to the very limited vacancies in the public university.Extracurriculars
St. Mary’s has a very active and successful program of sports and clubs. Basketball and handball teams were the Nyeri District champs in 2006 and 2007 and placed third in Central Province in 2006.
Football, table tennis, and badminton teams have also The Choir has qualified the last several years for the National Music Festival. Math and Science Club teams won top places in national competitions in 2006. Other Clubs active at St. Mary’s include Catholic Action, Karate, Christian Union, Newspaper, Art, Boy Scouts, Altar Boys, Liturgical Dancers, Debate, Drama, and Wildlife.
St. mary's Secondary School
St. Mary's secondary School
P.O Box 588
Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Tele School: 254 (61) 203 2826
Fax: 254 (61) 203 2826
Br. Peter Kombe(Headmaster)