Mengo Senior School

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Mengo Senior School is a comprehensive, mixed day school in Kampala, Uganda. It has a student population of more than 3500, 144 teachers, 28 technical staff and more than 30 support staff.

It was founded in 1895 by the Church Missionary Society, the school is the oldest school in Uganda.



It was founded in 1895 by the Church Missionary Society, the school is the oldest school in Uganda.

According to the school magazine called Akwana, the Mengo School complex started as an informal home school where a missionary, Miss Chadwick, taught reading and writing. The school was to produce men fit to serve God. By the end of the year a boarding school had been set up. The school was named Mengo High School, with a total of 250 students. The subjects being taught included arithmetic, geography and elementary science. The following year the school at Buddo also started, with Mengo as its parent school. Today Mengo High school is one of the best performing schools in uganda .


It offers the most comprehensive curriculum combining technical, vocational, business and academic subjects. It is also one of the best science schools in the country. The courses offered include the following;


Sciences: Physics (P), Chemistry (C), Biology (B), Maths (M), Food and Nutrition (Fn) Humanities and arts: Geography (G), History (H), Economics (E), Entrepreneurship (Ent), Political Science, Divinity/Christian, Religious Education (D), General Paper (GP). Vocational subjects: Fine Art (A), Music (Mus), Commerce, Accounts, Typing, Office Practice, Clothing and Textile (C.T), Computer Studies (CS.t). General Technical Education (GTE): Power and Energy, Electricity and Electronics, Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Education (T.D)


Germany, English, Luganda, Literature in English


Academically, Mengo Senior School is ranked among the best secondary schools in Uganda and currently the best performing day school at A-Level. The school admits a large number of students to the university on both government and private sponsorship every year.

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