The Amazima Secondary School
Our secondary school exists to equip Ugandan students with the tools of learning to enable them to live fully for the glory of God.
On February 13, 2017, after four years of planning, designing, building, and much prayer, The Amazima School opened for its first day of classes. Located on 70 beautiful acres just off the Nile River, approximately 800 vulnerable children will receive an exceptional Christ-centered classical education from a Ugandan perspective.
Academics & Training
The Amazima School is a classical Christian secondary boarding and day school located on 70 beautiful acres near Jinja, Uganda. We offer a top-notch academic education for students from S1 – S6 and our current plans include an exceptional two-year vocational school. The Amazima School focuses on excellent academics, critical thinking, servant leadership, nurturing relationships, and a Christian worldview. We believe every child is made in the image of God and has infinite worth. Our well-trained school staff are life-long learners and come from all over the world. We all share a passion for giving Ugandan high school students the tools of learning, so they will be able to live life fully for the glory of God.
A Day In The Life
We believe God made each of these children in His image, which gives them infinite and eternal value. The Amazima School is a unique and transformational opportunity to educate and empower the young people of Uganda with God’s love. The video below shows you what a typical day looks like for our students.
A Day in the Life of a Student at The Amazima School
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Front Entry Gate
Welcome to The Amazima Secondary School! The Front Entry Gate and its security staff greets you as you arrive at the campus and ensure all guests check-in. This security is key to ensuring students and staff are safe while on campus.
The Main Entrance is the first impression of our secondary campus. Ahead is the Administration Block with offices, teacher work space, and our clinic. The students pictured are walking to the kitchen with their plates for breakfast, which might consist of porridge or hardboiled eggs.
Our Reception Area with doors into the teacher work space and the administration building. This is an area where guests are welcomed by our office staff. Past the reception desk, you will see stairs lit up by sunlight leading up to the classroom buildings.
You are standing at the front of a Computer Lab in an Internet, Computer, and Technology (ICT) class. Our secondary campus has two computer labs with 25 computers each, ensuring students get regular access to computers for research and word processing.
The Library is a beautiful, sunlit space that creates the perfect environment for study and group work. Students love coming to the library after school or between classes to check out books or work with classmates. In many schools in Uganda, students are not allowed to check out books to read at home.
You are sitting in the middle of Math class in a standard classroom at The Amazima Secondary School. Classes typically have 24 students sitting at tables, to allow for more collaboration and group work. Most of our teachers are Ugandan, but we also have some foreign national teachers who collaborate and bring another perspective and experience to our students’ experience. You will notice large bamboo doors and abundant ventilation, there is no air conditioning on our campus, so classes are designed for maximum air flow.
Now you are in the middle of the Science Lab, where students are conducting a Chemistry experiment. The lab is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, a gas line, sinks, and plenty of storage for all the needed materials for our Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Agriculture classes. At the front of the class, the teacher demonstrates the experiment to his students.
Students love the kitchen! This is where they come for all meals and snacks throughout the day. The kitchen staff prepares meals over wood fires, often beginning their preparation hours before meals are served. A typical meal here is rice, beans, and cabbage, but students get particularly excited when chicken is on the menu!
You are now standing on one of many walkways on our secondary campus. As you can see, the campus is beautiful, with green grass and professional landscaping throughout. Students and staff do an excellent job of caring for our campus and keeping it beautiful!
This is a standard room for students at The Amazima Secondary School. Typically, these rooms have three to four students living in them. Each of our houses on campus has four of these student rooms as well as an apartment where the Student Life mentor couple lives. There are four houses per grade, so 24 student homes in total. Boy and Girl houses are on opposite sides of campus!
This is the Priscilla House. Each of our on-campus houses is given a name from Scripture. Each house has a veranda, where students of that house gather for devotions, homework, and game time. After school and on the weekends, these verandas come alive with activity!
House Living Space
This is the living space of our Student Life mentor couples. Each student house has an apartment with a kitchen, living-space, bathroom, and two bedrooms for the couple leading that house. Our Student Life mentor couples consist of both Ugandans and foreign internationals.
Soccer is huge in Uganda! Our soccer team gathers after school to train for their upcoming match. On game day, the field is lined with students and staff cheering on The Amazima School lions.
We have several fields on campus to accommodate all students. You can see students playing soccer, handball, and frisbee. In the back, the shipping container has been repurposed to serve as a storage area and changing rooms for athletes.
Basketball is growing in popularity in Uganda. These outdoor courts are where basketball practices and games occur. We play teams from inside our region and beyond- sometimes in national tournaments.
Our fields and courts are at the center of the secondary school campus. These spaces are full of activity after school and during the weekends! Students love playing volleyball, soccer, handball, netball, and basketball. They especially love taking on faculty and staff!
Our fields and courts are at the center of the secondary school campus. These spaces are full of activity after school and during the weekends! Students love playing volleyball, soccer, handball, netball, and basketball.
You now stand at the front of “The Rock”, our chapel, auditorium and gathering space for students and staff. Currently, our students are being led in worship by Student Life staff. Students gather in this space for school assemblies, worship nights, job and science fairs, and performances and movie nights. The back of “The Rock” also serves as an area for students and staff to gather for meals. Once each semester, the families of our students join us at “The Rock” for visitation day- some of the most joyous days of the year!
Profile of a Graduate
The Amazima School desires to graduate young Ugandan men and women who will love the Lord with all of their heart, mind, soul, and strength. We expect graduates to be skillful in using the tools of learning: to think critically, listen carefully with discernment and understanding, reason persuasively, and articulate precisely. We intend for our graduates to be exposed to the Classical virtues of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in order to demonstrate those through the Spiritual virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. We endeavor for our graduates to be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; having strong integrity and a lifelong passion for learning. We strive to produce graduates who will not conform to the pattern of this world, but are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ: serving sacrificially, profoundly impacting their families and communities in Uganda, and boldly bringing the message of Christ’s salvation to a broken world. Ultimately, our desire is that all Amazima School graduates, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, will do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God.