The sad plight of many girls who finished their primary education and could not get chances in the few secondary schools in Makadara area touched the hearts of Sr. Stella McCormack to start Huruma Girls High School in 1964. thereafter, The school was first started in a classroom belonging to Shauri Moyo Primary school afterwich moved to part of sisters’ plot at Makadara.
Dolorosa advanced some funds to build the classrooms which the late Tom Mboya, minister for planning and economic development refunded after a fundraising. Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the then local Member of Parliament also helped to get funds for the school. The school is now a triple-stream school. There has been a sister of mercy on the staff up to 2003.