Dominican Convent High School

Dominican Convent High School

Dominican Convent High School

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Dominican Convent High School (Harare)

Background & Introduction

Dominican Convent is a private Roman Catholic day school for girls in Harare. It is the oldest school in Harare, established in 1892. The school was initially co-educational, but after ten years, a separate school, Hartmann House, was established for boys.

The Dominican Convent School (Harare) is made of up of the Dominican Convent Early Child Development Centre (ECD), Dominican Convent Primary School and Dominican Convent High School. It is widely regarded as one of the premier Catholic schools in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa and the world at large.

The high school is made up of 560 girls and over 50 teaching staff members. The school offers the Cambridge syllabus. Dominican Convent Harare is a sister school to Dominican Convent Bulawayo.

The school is an ICDL center offering certification to students.

Dominican Convent High School Pass Rate

The school produces excellent results in Cambridge exams. In the 2018 exams the school had the following overall pass rates:

  • IGCSE (Form 4) 95%
  • A Level 99.7%
  • AS Level 91%

Enrollment & Application Requirements at Dominican Convent Harare

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The school enrols students only into forms 1, 2,3 & 6. Preference is given to applicants who attend one of the Dominican group of schools—Harare Dominican Convent Primary, Bulawayo Dominican Convent Primary, Mother Patrick Primary, St Martin’s Primary, Emerald Hill Primary, St Dominic High School and St John’s Emerald  Hill High School.)

To apply for enrollment you must download and fill in this Dominican Convent Application Form. The completed application form can be emailed or hand-delivered to the school.

Applying For A Form Place At Dominican Convent Harare

Students in their Grade 6 year should register with the Dominican Convent. Registration begins in November each year and ends on the 31st of August in the applicant’s Grade 7 year. Entrance examinations will be written on a date to be advised.

The following items are required:

  1. A satisfactory report from the head of the applicant’s current school
  2. A copy of the applicant’s two most recent school reports
  3. A copy of Baptism certificate (Catholics Only)
  4. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  5. Registration Fee (non-refundable) USD 50 

Applying For A Form 2 & 3 Place At Dominican Convent High School

Admission into Form 2 or 3 is dependent on the following:

  1. Satisfactory performance in the entrance examination (written on the first weekend after schools close in April, August and December)
  2. A satisfactory report from the head of the applicant’s current school.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s two most recent school reports
  4. A copy of Baptism certificate (Catholics Only)
  5. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  6. Registration Fee (non-refundable) payable at the school accounts office

Applying For A Form Lower 6th (Form 5) Place At Dominican Convent Harare

Admission into Lower 6 is dependent on the following:

  1. Applicants should have at least 6 A grades at IGCSE level or 6 A grades at O’ level ZIMSEC.
  2. Applicants should have passes in Maths and English.
  3. Applicants should undergo the school's selection interview process, held on the last weekend of November of each year.

Lower 6s open early January, with the rest of the classes. Final subject confirmation is done once the Cambridge Examination Results are released.

Dominican Convent High School Uniform

Full school uniform must be worn when arriving and leaving the school premises at Dominican Convent.

Dominican Convent High School Uniform


  1. Royal blue skirt (knife pleats).
  2. Beige blouse (short-sleeved).
  3. Beige blazer with school logo (Blazers to be worn at ALL times outside the school grounds)
  4. Beige short/summer socks.
  5. Brown school shoes (lace or buckle).
  6. Royal blue school hat with logo to be worn on the school premises
  7. Beige Sleeveless jersey (no fancy patterns)
  8. Beige Long-sleeved jersey (no fancy patterns)
  9. Name badge (Done in house colour)

You can see the other uniform requirements for sports and winter here.

Dominican Convent High School Fees

Dominican Convent Harare is an elite school and as a result, its fees are on the high side. The last known fees for the school were pegged at US$8 000 after being increased from US$5 600 in June 2020.

Dominican Convent High School Contact Details

Tel:  +263 242 796176/ 7 

Email: [email protected]


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