“HIGH WE AIM”
TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY, HOLISTIC AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION THAT WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO MAKE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE GLOBAL SOCIETY.
TO BE A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THE PROVISION OF HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE AND HOLISTIC EDUCATION.
Baricho is a public maintained secondary school, located in Mwerua Location, Ndia Division in Kirinyaga County. Started in the year 1964 by his Lordship the late Bishop Gatimu of Nyeri Diocese, the school stands on a 24 acre of land and was founded by catholic Mission, hence it is a Catholic Sponsored school. The initial enrolment was 30 boys which has now grown to 1453.The Government took over the school in the year 1973 and the T.S.C. posted Mr. Joseph Kagenya to head the school who took over from Mr. Justin Muriithi who was later transferred to the D.E.O’S Office.
In the year 1977, Mr. Kagenya was transferred to Primary school and Mr. P.K. Gichiru took over the administration of the school. In the same year, in September, a Board of Governors replaced School Committee and Mr. George Mirogi was appointed as the Board Chairman. In 1994, Mr. P.K. Gichiru was transferred to Mwea Boys and Mr. Gitau J. M. took over the administration In 2001, Mr. Gitau was transferred to Gatunyu Secondary School and replaced by Mr. Githuka A.N. In 2009 Mr. Githuka was transferred to Njili High School and replaced by Mr. Kamau R.G. In 2013, Mr. Kamau R.G was transferred and replaced by Mr. Wachira I.K. In 2018, Mr. Wachira I.K was transferred to Muthambi Boys and replaced by Mr. Kuria J.M the current principal.
In 2012 the school was upgraded to a National school status.
In January 2001, the school enrollment was about 120 students. Today we are happy to report that the Enrolment has improved and to date we have 1445 students.
The school offers the 8-4-4 school curriculum. We offer wide curriculum and subjects offered in include:
- Business studies
- Religious Education.
- Computer studies
- Physical Education
In line with vision 2030. All the three common sciences are mandatory to all students.
We are glad to note that the school has been on upward trend in the K.C.S.E. performance
Below are the comparative results for the years 1989 – 2010
Our students are well disciplined, self driven with our school rating as one among the disciplined schools in the County. Such vices as molesting, drug abuse, truancy and sneaking are things of the past because of the teamwork and co-operation among teachers. We call our boys “GENTLEMEN” because of their gentle behavior.