St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School


Admission Policy

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary school does not discriminate against any child based on their gender, ethnicity, creed, race or any form of socio-cultural orientation. The school offers equal opportunities for both boys and girls in a ratio of 1:1.

The admission committee is composed of the Deputy Principal who is also the chairperson. There are three heads of department drawn from the academic department and one non-teaching staff drawn mainly from the social office. 

The school has two categories for admission namely:

i)Fee-paying and ii)Scholarship. 

  1. Scholarship 

All Kenyan children are eligible to join St. Aloysius provided they meet the set eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. A prospective student must be a Kenyan child who has sat for KCPE and attained 300 marks and above.
  2. The applicant must hail from a needy background drawn mainly from Kibera slums and their environs.
  3. They have to commit to the policies and values of the school. 
  4. An eligible student must fill out the scholarship form and attach all the required documents. These documents include an authentic KCPE result slip, a copy of a birth certificate, and a death certificate where applicable.

Once these criteria and duly met by an applicant, the recruitment process begins with the recruitment committee doing a shortlisting of suitable candidates from the pool of applicants.

Once shortlisting of candidates is done, the selected students undergo written exams on any three subjects administered at the primary level. Those who successfully go through this stage proceed to the next level of recruitment. 

Next follows the oral interviews which are essentially administered to the students and their caregivers. This process is meant to verify some of the information in the application form as well as seek a verbal guarantee from the applicants on compliance with the school policies and values. 

Home visitation is conducted for all candidates who undergo oral interviews to further firm up some of the information provided by the candidate and their families to that point. Suitable students are finally selected at this point. 

2. Fee-Paying Students

St. Aloysius opened its gates to willing students who would wish to share in the values of the school as self-sponsored students. Unlike the scholarship students, their recruitment process isn’t very rigorous. However, there is a demand for students with desirable academic and discipline track records. The caregivers must also prove their willingness to promptly pay school fees and other expenses required by the school. 

After filling out the application form, they’re expected, to undertake both written and oral interviews before finally securing the chance.