Eagle School


Eagle Preparatory was a private boarding school founded in 1948 with 22 boys, in the picturesque Vumba Mountains, near Umtali. The school had excellent sports facilities and participation was compulsory in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and swimming. Our rival schools were Chancellor, UBHS, Carmel, Baring, Vumba Heights and John Cowie.

The school finally closed it's doors in 1976 due to the border closures and the terrorist war and it's pupils integrated into Springvale.

The school site was subsequently taken over by the Elim Mission Society. On the night of June 23rd, 1978 12 members of the mission were murdered by terrorists. Today the school is used as a training camp for Zanu PF youth brigade.


Despite its isolated location, the school enjoyed a visit by the Queen mother Elizabeth in 1956.


 All that remains today.

The boys of the Eagle school 1960 - 1974

The first Eagle School swimming pool.


The new school pool.