Makerere High School, Migadde is a typical traditional school found in a semi rural environment 25km away from the hustle of the city (Kampala) along the Kampala – Gulu Highway.
It started as Pillai's High School in 1939, its name was changed to Makerere High School in 1976 and extended into a boarding section in Migadde as Migadde College in 1998.But in 2007, Makerere High School moved from the city centre and merged with Migadde College on a very conducive 300 acre campus prompting the change of name to Makerere High School, Migadde.
The main entrance to Makerere High School Migadde
In just ten years of the development of the campus, the population of the students has blossomed to 800 whose age bracket is 13-21 years who are categorised into Ordinary level and Advanced level.
In the private schools ranking by the ministry of education in 2009, the school was ranked 14th among over 2000 private schools.
All the students are resident as they are required to stay in school to maximise their time in school, the school enrols both girls and boys and this is mostly done in the month of February for both S.1 and S.5.basing on merit.
The school offers boarding facilities for boys and girls within the school, three dormitory blocks for boys and three blocks for the girls' accommodation. There are separate compasses for O 'level and A 'level classes, two laboratories and a computer room plus two dining halls.
Makerere High School Migadde Foundation Stone
The school has a formidable team of administrators headed by Board of Governors whose members are some of the best Educationists in the country. Down the administration hierarchy, there is the Principal, Headmaster, Deputy Headmasters (for Administration, Academics, and Women Affairs), below which we have heads of Departments, Teaching Staff and Support Staff.
As regards to the curriculum, the school offers sciences and arts subjects including agriculture and computer study, plus a wide range of co-curricular activities like sports and games which include Football, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Table tennis, netball, badminton, in which the school competes at both regional and national levels. Students are also engaged in club activities through vibrant clubs like the Scripture Union, Drama, Debating, Writers, Wildlife and Computer clubs.
The infrastructure of the school is gradually improving as 20 of the 300 acres is under serious development with class rooms, dormitories, sports facilities and staff quarters. Almost all teachers are resident at the school in the staff quarters strategically constructed at the periphery of the school.
Sign posts to lead you to the school
In Makerere High School, Migadde we encourage students to grow spiritually and build a good character foundation. In addition to our compulsory general Sunday service in which we invite approved preachers, we have other optional fellowship and bible study meetings, plus youth cells which enhance spiritual growth in line with the school vision and mission.
Incorporated in the curriculum is BCP(Behavioural Change Program) in which students learn other values like integrity, honesty, respect, financial literacy to mention but a few. This kind of program has one session every week.
The school is also a prime place for leadership development as we empower student leaders and nurture them into exemplary leaders with both internal and external leadership seminars.