Alliance Boys High School

Top cream in Education

 

 

THE SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1926 by the Alliance of Protestant Missions as the first secondary school for Africans, Alliance High School has maintained its position as the premier institution of secondary learning in Kenya. Alliance High School (AHS) admits talented students nationwide with the goal of offering them the finest secondary education to develop lifelong learners and leaders, who will contribute to the development of the country.

Alliance High School first and foremost natures the growth and development of its members. The rigorous and highly competitive academic community fosters an environment where students are dedicated in their pursuit of excellence and commitment to serving humanity in the spirit of the school motto: “Strong to Serve.”

STUDENTS
Alliance High School enrolls 800 students in Forms 1 to 4 (equivalent to Grade 9 to 12). Each year about 200 students are admitted to the school from a national pool of about 700,000 based on their results on the national high school entrance examination, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. Selection into Alliance is made without consideration of financial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds. The opportunities afforded by the school are therefore available to a uniquely diverse student body.

About one third of the student population are from needy backgrounds. Financing their learning is a major challenge for the school. The boys themselves are bright and highly motivated. We would appreciate any assistance to enable them to actualize their dreams.

CURRICULUM

Alliance High School offers a rigorous college preparatory program following the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum. The curriculum offered at the school consists of the 21 subjects

The curriculum gives students a wide range of options in selecting subjects that will shape their careers. Alliance seeks to enable its students to take advantage of the most demanding university programs. Students graduating from Alliance have consistently performed well and have been recognized by leading colleges and universities throughout the world.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Students are typically examined on cumulative work in 8 to 9 subjects at the end of four years, through the comprehensive Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination. Since its founding, Alliance High School has consistently ranked among the top high schools in aggregate performance and continues to break records for the number of top-ranking students in this national examination.

 

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B+

B

B-

C+

C

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MEAN

>C+ %

1989

1

19

23

21

24

13

4

3

108

8.907

93.52

1990

0

13

27

32

17

15

7

4

118

8.610

88.14

1991

0

20

32

35

28

23

9

3

153

8.627

90.20

1992

5

15

43

45

25

17

7

2

161

8.938

93.17

1993

23

45

45

29

20

7

0

2

171

9.947

98.83

1994

11

46

36

28

13

11

6

2

154

9.617

94.16

1995

7

41

46

37

20

7

4

2

164

9.579

96.34

1996

10

41

48

37

15

8

4

1

164

9.689

96.95

1997

24

50

34

27

13

18

3

1

170

9.847

97.65

1998

15

49

42

29

15

15

6

1

172

9.686

95.93

1999

18

48

38

33

22

15

6

2

183

9.574

95.08

2000

37

46

35

26

15

18

6

1

184

9.897

96.20

2001

35

51

45

19

15

10

3

1

179

10.140

97.77

2002

23

90

36

29

12

7

4

0

201

10.229

98.01

2003

38

64

31

24

9

13

5

0

184

10.212

97.283

2004

36

62

35

19

15

11

3

1

182

10.192

97.802

2005

45

64

34

18

9

6

2

0

178

10.517

98.876

2006

51

48

43

19

12

7

1

2

183

10.393

98.361

2007

41

76

35

26

7

9

1

0

195

10.446

99.487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
In the pursuit of building men strong not only in mind, but also in body and character, the AllianceBrooks School in the USA, Sir John Leeman High School in England, Experiment in International Living in France. The drama and choir productions consistently win regional as well as national honors. In 2004, the School Choir was first in six events at the National Music Festival. It was among very few choirs that performed at the Finalists’ concert and later at State House Nairobi. The Scientific Club has often won prizes at national Science Congress Competitions. The Choir won themselves sponsorship of a 28-day tour of the USA in April 2002. The sponsors of the trip were Outreach Foundation of the Presbyterian Church of the USA. curriculum is extended by diverse activities that enhance the interests and talents of students, encourage service and foster leadership skills. The variety of extracurricular activities offered include: drama, choir, publications such as the School Magazine; school leadership through the prefects’ body; community service through the Social Welfare Society, Sunday School teaching and visits to hospitals and Senior Citizens’ homes, Scouting, United Nations Forum, Debate Club, Wildlife Club, Environmental Club, Business Club, Young Farmers’ Club, Writers’ Club, Scientific Club, Computer/Aviation Club, Presidential Awards Scheme and St. John’s Ambulance. There are also opportunities for international education experiences through Exchange Programs with

SPORTS
The athletic program provides balance to the intense academic life of the school. We do not expect all boys to be good athletes, but we encourage physical fitness and the experience of organized sports. Students learn the importance of physical fitness through school-wide cross-country runs, as well as the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship in both individual and team sports. Choices within the school include: basketball, rugby, soccer, track and field, hockey, volleyball, handball, swimming, and lawn tennis. Alliance competes against other schools in all these sports. The pursuit of excellence has seen individuals and teams win national as well as regional honours in almost all of them. The field hockey team was voted the third best high school team in the country, while the rugby team was the best national team on average, based on competitions in the year 2001.
In year 2002 the school Hockey team won the National Championships while Rugby were the second runners up at national level. Rugby Team lifted the prestigious Prescot Cup in 2003.

In the year 2005, the drama club toped the nationals during the yearly interschool competitions.

In 2006, during the national drama festival held in Mombasa, the school drama team scoped the top overall position. The school scooped the most coveted prizes that interalia included:

  • Best overall item at the Festival

  • Best Play in English

  • Best Actor at the Festival-Rocky Olonde

  • Most Creative Play

  • Best Play in Anti-corruption theme

  • Most Original Play

  • Best Directors

  • Best Producers

  • 1st Runners Up in costume and Decour

Kakamega High School and Thika high school followed suit with position two and three respectively.

ALUMNI
The result of this commitment to excellence in academics, extra-curricular activities and personal development is that Alliance High School has produced leaders that have made immeasurable contributions to Kenya’s National development and increasingly, beyond.

This tight-knit and influential alumni network continues to have significant impact in areas such as government, industry, academia, finance and agriculture.

The alumni remain active in the school’s affairs through capital campaigns for bursary funds to assist some of boys from poor backgrounds who cannot afford fees, as well as in school development projects. There are currently chapters of AHS alumni and former staff in Kenya, USA, UK, South Africa and Singapore.