History of the School


About Highway Secondary School

The Highway Secondary School is a public boys’ boarding school located in South B, Nairobi, Kenya. The school is so named because of the Mombasa Highway that runs along its southern perimeter. The school is classified as a county (formerly provincial) boys’ boarding school.

Historical Background

Highway Secondary was created as an Asian school for O-level boys and A-level co-education (girls and boys) on 19 February 1962. This was concurrent with the conversion of then boys’ and girls’ Ngara High School into an all-girls school. The headmaster along with the male teaching staff and boys were moved to the site of the present school.

The Hon. Lawrence G. Sagini, Minister for Education officially inaugurated the school on 6th July 1962. The school enrolled the first black students enrolled in 1963.

School Motto

With Pride and dignity, Endeavour to Excel.


To be a leading school in the provision of quality, holistic and accessible education.


To facilitate quality and holistic education by providing adequate resources, an enabling learning environment and prudent leadership.

 Core Values


Consistent pursuit for excellence.

Self-discipline, dignity and comradeship.

Core Functions

To facilitate students’ scholarly, physical and social development.

Overall Goal

To achieve holistic and academic excellence in the boys

Past BOG Chairpersons

1) Dr. Hassanaly Rattansi (1964-1978)

2) Mr. D.M. Mutiso (1978-1996)

 3) Mr. L.M. Ombete( 1997-1999)

4) Mr. P. Thige (2000-July 2006)

5) Dr. …

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Other Activities

These are some of the activities the school has participated in:

1. Science Congress

2. Mater Hospital Heart Run

3. Freedom from Hunger Walk

4. …

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