The school was established some 40 years ago by the late founder Mr. R. J. Wamutte and is today under a Board of Trustees and a Professional Management Team. In the year 2008 the Board initiated a Unique concept in the running of a boarding school.(Character Development Programme-CDP). This unique concept conceived by Lt. General (Rtd) H. Njoroge aims to enhance the three dimensional approach to educating the youth. Above all ,Impeccable individual character is the main goal of this programme. The discipline standards expected in Gilgil High School are a keen to the kind of discipline we fined in military cadet school.
However, this is not a military school and neither are we training you to be an army cadet. All we are doing is to train and equip the student with some simple, basic and fun life skills that will develop the students’ Fitness, Time management, Respect school , be Dependable and Trustworthy. The Character Development Progarmme (CDP) runs in tandem with the other school activities such as ,Academic and Pastral care. This unique programme has positively transformed boys attitudes towards learning. Gilgil boys high school places emphasis in sports: football, rugby and athletics. See photos of the 6 track sports field.
Gilgil Boys’ High School members of staff; Principal, Teachers and other staff live within the school complex thus providing a homely and cordial environment with the students. School has good learning facilities.