Lenana School is a Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya. It was formed in 1949 by colonial governor Philip Euen Mitchell , known then as the Duke of York School. The first students were briefly housed at the then British colonial Governor's House which is the current State House as they waited for the school's completion. The founding principal/headmaster was R. H. James.
Originally the school was reserved for white students only within the racial system of colonial Kenya Colony. All teachers, were also white. The students were drawn from the sons of British settlers, most of whom were farmers in outlying areas. This required a primarily boarding facility for the students, although originally there were a few "day" students who came daily. The school system was modelled after the English "public school" system.
Address Nairobi, Kenya
Coordinates -1°17'58.349" N 36°43'50.928" E