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Application Process

Join The Covent Family

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 


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. 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

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.

Foreign Students

Students from other countries will be assessed on an individual basis. At all levels, in deciding whether or not to admit an applicant to Dominican Convent High School, special consideration is given to the applicant’s current school. 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.)

NB: Application forms can be e-mailed or hand-delivered to the school. After the Entrance examination, successful applicants will be notified. For further assistance, please e-mail us at domhigh@zol.co.zw or visit us at Dominican Convent High School, 70 S.V. Muzenda Street Harare

Open Days

The Dominican Convent warmly welcomes prospective students and parents to its Open Days. These are an opportunity for future students and parents to have a tour and an experience of what we have to offer as a school. Our Open Days are held in September each year, and applicants are encouraged to attend in their Grade Six year. It is an occasion to meet the Headmistress, ask questions about the school and students are better prepared for a high school experience. We encourage parents to do preparatory work in advance, in terms of information required, so that you leave the school with a full understanding of the Dominican Convent culture.

Our Mission

The Dominican Convent, following a tradition that dates back to St Dominic, who desired the salvation of all people, is committed to the education and development of the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, morally and socially.

Our Vision

To be the leading multi-cultural Catholic Girls’ school in the region that offers a sound holistic education and a first-rate operational climate for pupils, staff and parents in an environmentally friendly atmosphere.