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St. Mary's College Kisubi

St. Mary's College Kisubi

Kisubi, Uganda

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Description St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK) is a boys-only boarding middle and high school in Wakiso District in the Central Region of Uganda.LocationThe school is in Kisubi along the Kampala–Entebbe Road, approximately 24km, by road, south of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. This is approximately 14km, by road, north of Entebbe International Airport, the main civilian and military airport in Uganda. The coordinates of the college are 0°07'17.0"N, 32°32'00.0"E (Latitude:0.121389; Longitude:32.533333).HistorySt. Mary's School was founded by Reverend Raux Modeste of the White Fathers Congregation in 1906 and was named after its patroness, Saint Mary. Today, the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala owns St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK). At the beginning of 1899, the Catholic chiefs in the Buganda Kingdom, under the leadership of Chief Stanislas Mugwanya, raised the question of higher education for Catholic youths in the kingdom. Their request was laid for consideration by the August Assembly of the White Fathers' General Chapter at Algiers in 1900. Out of those efforts, SMACK was founded.ReputationAccording to a 2013 published report, St. Mary's College Kisubi was among the most prestigious schools in Uganda, owing to its excellent academic performance. The school offers education that encourages independent thinking and development.Notable alumniNotable alumni of St. Mary's College Kisubi (Old Smackists) include two vice presidents, two prime ministers of Buganda Kingdom, cabinet ministers, judges, lawyers, and distinguished academics.

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