The Bo Government Secondary School commonly known as The Bo School is a secondary school located on a 13.5 acres property in the center of Bo, the second largest city in Sierra Leone. The school itself is situated in pleasant surroundings and within walking distance of the government hospital, government post office, police station, and the main shopping center of Bo. The school was founded in March 1906 at the behest of the British colonial governor and educationist, Sir Leslie Probyn, to educate the sons of Paramount Chiefs. The Bo School is one of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in West Africa, and has a long history of developing and producing the most gifted students and elite of Sierra Leone, especially the country’s politicians and famous scholars.
The Bo school is a 100 percent boarding school for boys. The pupils live in the four dormitory buildings (called Towns) on the school’s campus. The four dormitories are called London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Paris respectively; the first three are named after famous cities in England, and the later is named after capital of France. The school’s recreational facilities include a football field, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a lawn tennis court, and a cricket pitch enrich the recreational facilities the school provides. Bo School also maintains a unique tradition of seniority which has consistently augured well for social cohesion among the students. Maggots/Greeners/Rustics are either junior or newer pupils of the school (specifically those with more recent admission numbers). They are expected to always observe all rules of deference association with their positions and comply fully with specific instructions from senior pupils. Bo school has one of the oldest alumni associations in Sierra Leone. The Old Bo Boys Association (OBBA) was formed in 1929. It now has branches all over the world, most prominently in the Washington District of Columbia, United States of America, and the United Kingdom.