WHY THE NAME MARION FARMHOUSE?
The Marion FarmHouse School, as the name suggests, is a boarding school located in one of the highland farms of Kiambu District. History has it that the area covered by the school belonged to a prominent white settler.
The school blends in well with the lush green vegetation that surrounds it. The atmosphere is serene which lends it a conducive atmosphere for learning.
The directors, Mr. and Mrs. Mbugua, decided to maintain its farming identity, even with the establishment of the school. The school has maintained this identity by incorporating farming activities within the school curriculum. This has helped students to learn the dignity of manual labour as they practice the skills of gardening. The pupils also get to appreciate nature as they learn to co-exist with their environment.
The Marion FarmHouse School is a scouting school. The scouting movement, established by Lord Baden Powel, seeks to develop a person in terms of discipline, responsibility, orderliness and respect for oneself and others. Scouting moulds the pupil’s character to make them wholesome, independent and dependable citizens. The Marion FarmHouse School is the only scouting school in the country. Pupils are guided by the laws and virtues of scouting.
One of the landmark ceremonies that takes place within the school is The Harvest Day. This is a ceremony aimed at rewarding the KCPE graduands, for their hard work. The ceremony is held after the release of the KCPE results. The ceremony is not only celebrated by the graduands, but also by Marion Fraternity and the community as a whole.