St Edward's Secondary School Bukuumi is a catholic founded Government Aided Mixed Boarding school offering Ordinary and Advanced levels of education.

It was started in 1945 by White Fathers as a boy's junior school to feed sister schools by then which were called Colleges. Among these colleges were St. Mary's College Kisubi, St, Henry's College Kitovu, Namilyango College, St. Leos Kyegobe etc.

Later, in 1948, the white fathers handed over the school to the Brothers of Christian Instruction for management up to date.

Brother James Monette (a Canadian) pioneered the leadership of the school taking over from Rev. Fr. Brown. When the European Missionaries left Uganda in the 1970s due to the instability of Iddi Amin's regime, the native Brothers took over the management of the school to date.

In 1976, the school became Mixed (Boys and girls) after a nearby girl's school St. Cecilia lacked management.

School Vision: Our vision is "to be the leading school in the country in both academic and moral producing citizens of high integrity".

Mission: Our mission is "to pursue excellence in holistic education with Christian values, bringing both principled professionals for the development of the society".

School Motto: Our cherished motto is "Honor Et Labor".

Theme of the year: Continuous improvement; through observation of time.

The school is known for having produced prominent Ugandans like:

  • Prof Gilbert Bukenya Former Vice President of Uganda
  • Hon. Minister Matia Kasaija State Minister, finance and planning
  • Hon. Kasirivu Atwooki Member of Parliament, Bugangaizi West
  • Hon. Nabanja Robina Woman Member of Parliament, Kibaale District
  • Prof. Samuel Kyamanya Principal College of Agriculture, Makerere University
  • Mr. Edward Nantamu Senior Environmentalist, Virginia USA
  • Mr. Emmy Allio Deputy Director, External Security Organisation.

And many others