Lomwe is a well established nongovernmental secondary school that was established in 1974 under The Tanzania Parents Association. The school was established as an ordinary secondary school with agricultural bias. It is a co education institution enrolling Day and Boarding scholars. Its recruitment is countrywide meaning that students come from all over the country. Sometimes, a few of these students come from the neighboring countries especially Kenya and Uganda.
The school is in Usangi Division, Mwanga District in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania – East Africa. It is situated at 23 kilometers southeast of Mwanga town on the North Pare mountain ranges. Important tourist attractions like the Kindoroko natural forest are within proximity and in fact Lomwe is the centre and coordinator of North Pare cultural tourism.
Lomwe happened to have a sisterhood with one school in Norway namely Trondheim Katedralscolen. This link was enhanced by a joint initiative of these two schools and the Norwegian donor agency – NORAD that used to support this school up to mid-1990. The link together with NORAD support helped to build up basic superstructures that are a necessity for a modern educational institution.
Lomwe was promoted into an advanced level institution in 2001 offering History, Kiswahili, Geography, English Language with General Studies subjects grouped into History Geography and Kiswahili (HGK), History Geography and English Language (HGL) and History, Kiswahili and English Language (HKL) Arts combinations. In 2004 more subjects like Economics, Advanced Mathematics and Basic Applied Mathematics were introduced which enabled the school to launch new Advanced Level Combinations of History ,Geography and Economics, (HGE) and Economics , Geography and Mathematics (EGM).
Lomwe Secondary School is now a NATIONAL BRAND. This is an academic fountain which has produced thousands of alumni some who are professionals like doctors, accountants, managers, prominent politicians spread all over Tanzania and beyond. We are proud of this noble history and we are aiming higher and higher .The Sky is no longer the limit.
Within the period 2017-2027 Lomwe Secondary School should be transformed into a vibrant and dynamic national academic institution offering Pre-Primary and Primary English medium education, secondary education enhanced by expanding Advanced Level education through introduction of science and commercial combinations (P.C.M, P.C.B, C.B.G, P.G.M, C.B.A and E.C.A). Moreover, in the same period Lomwe shall diversify setting up a new College offering Business, Agriculture and other Science Programs from NTA4 to NTA8 or Certificate to Undergraduate studies and beyond.
To train highly competent pupils and students who will eventually become College/University students graduating into Professionals and / or entrepreneur or job creators.
In fulfilling its vision and mission, this school has a culture that is governed by a set of cardinal values some of which include:
Our students benefit from a good environment, excellent facilities and teachers, which are helping to develop 21st century learning skills, such as Information, Communication, Technology, Critical and Creative thinking.
Lomwe Secondary School takes care to minimise the stress of the first time student boarder by providing a high degree of security, comfort and good food. These three things, we believe, are essential for any good learning environment. Lomwe Secondary School is aware of and sensitive to the problems and barriers students face during their secondary education. So the school buildings and curriculum have been designed to give them maximum educational opportunities in a secure, calm and sheltered environment.