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Maryhill High School is a catholic founded Girls’ O’ & A-level Boarding school located at Nyamitanga hill, Mbarara district. It was started in 1961 with the aim of promoting the education of the girl child to build the nation. The school has since grown and expanded not matching with the corresponding resources to support the teaching and management functions.

The school started as an O’level boarding school, single sex(girls) and attained “A” level status in 1980 but did not have enough facilities most especially the classrooms and accommodation until 1994 when the old girls and the parents completed a two storeyed classroom block which was commissioned by His Excellency the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.


1115 students, 64 Teaching Staff, 15 Support Staff and 33 Group Employees.

The growth of the school has not been a miracle but of tireless work of dedicated men and women.

The Old Girls and parents have worked hard in the lead to build a bright future for Maryhill High School.

Catholic education is always aimed at forming a holistic formation of the human person.

We always aim at a threefold education of body mind and soul aimed at the interior transformation of the person.

The Archdiocese is proud of Maryhill High School in that the holistic education is achieved for the Girl Child. We are proud of the Old Girls who have remained a light to Maryhill High School and to the Archdiocese.


The School offers a full and varied curriculum where students study Agriculture, Computer, Typing and Office Practice, Home Management, Needlework, Commerce and Art & Craft apart from the traditional subjects. We hold Music, Dance and Drama Intercolour competitions annually where students compete in various items: Speech, Drama, Singing (Western Choral Singing, African Composition) Dancing, African Instrumental Composition, Solo. The Competitions take place during the first term of the year.

In Second Term, the school holds Sports and Games Competitions annually where students also compete in different games and sports activities such as indoor games like Drafts, Table Tennis, Scrabbles, Chess.., Track Events and field Events, Netball and Volleyball.

Third Term is always left free, for students to concentrate on their academic work because of the Uganda National Examinations Board which take place in the months of November /December.


The first Headmistress was Sr Mary Xavier – Daughters of Mary and Joseph from 1961 – 1963

Followed in this order

1963 – 1964 Sr Mary de Fatima – DMJ

1965 – 1972 Sr Catheleen McCarthy – DMJ

1973 – 1978 Sr Josephine Beebwa – DMJ

1978 – 1983 Sr Magdalen Kyamunyogonya – Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel

1983 – 1984 Sr Helen Lane – DMJ

1985 – 1987 Sr Magdalen Kyamunyogonya – Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel

1987 – 1990 Sr Felice Wright – DMJ

1991 – 2003 Ms Euphrasia Atenyi Bagambaki (First Lay Person)

2004 - 2014 Mrs Mugeni Atim Margaret

2014 todate - Sr Asiimwe Anastazia - DMJ


“Domine Dirige Nos” directs all the Maryhill fraternity to call upon the Almighty God to lead, Guide, and direct us make the right choices in all we do. By living up to thus motto, all who have passed through Maryhill those still here and those yet to come are expected to be a light of the nation on the hill.


"Holistic education for the girl child empowerment"


"To provide quality education the girl child with sound academic, spiritual and social economic principles necessary for international competitiveness.."


“To Promote All Round Discipline Through Hard work and Co-operation” This Leads To Success.

Contact us

P.O.Box 380, Mbarara (Uganda), Tel: 0485 660 447

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