“Girls’ education is the most effective means of combating many of the most profound challenges to human development.” -The Multiplier Effect of Educating Girls St Charles Senior Senior Secondary School opened with twenty-two students in February, 2003, just five years after the opening of St. Julie Primary School. Today St Charles has one hundred and eighty girls learning in the Western tradition of education. It emphasizes a solid work-ethic, self respect, and personal accomplishment. Every girl is encouraged to set goals for herself and to develop a plan of action.
While many Ugandan schools require rote memorization, students at St Charles are expected to apply their knowledge creatively and constructively. It is a fact of educational life in Uganda that grueling exams at the end of secondary school determine a student's future in the system. To date, St Charles Academy's test results are always in the top 100 of over 3,500 schools. The education received at St Charles prepares each student to be responsible leaders who make a difference in the world.