Liahona High School

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Liahona High School is a high school in Tonga owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Liahona High School was established in 1948, as a successor to the previous LDS school, the Makeke School. It was originally called Liahona College, but given its current name in 1959. It has been central to the growth of the LDS Church in Tonga.[1]

The high school also was central to the LDS Church's expansion to Kiribati. Many graduates of Auriaria Kokoi Ataria School in Kiribiti went to Liahona High School in the early 1970s and joined the LDS Church while there. The first LDS missionaries in Kiribiti were Liahona High School graduates sent back to Kiribiti to serve as missionaries there.

The school gets its name from the Liahona, a religious artifact described in The Book of Mormon which gave a family direction in the wilderness.


  1. ^ LDS Church Almanac, 2010 Edition, p. 589

Coordinates: 21°09′40″S 175°16′29″W / 21.1611°S 175.2746°W / -21.1611; -175.2746