best boarding school in Jamaica

by Maureen
(Canada)

QUESTION:


Where can I find best boarding schools in Jamaica or private school?



ANSWER: by Wellesley February 08, 2011

Hello Maureen,

I did some legwork for you :-)

I checked with the ministry of education and they advised that the boarding schools now in Jamaica are:

Knox College (Spauldings, Clarendon) - 876-987-8015
Hampton; for Girls (St. Elizabeth) 876-966-5115
Munroe; for Boys (St. Elizabeth) 876-963-1402/3
Karen Hall Vocational High (St. Mary)
St. Hilda's High (Brown's Town, St. Ann)
Westwood High (Stewart Town, Trelawny) 876-612-0052

Of those, I recognize Hampton, Westwood & Munroe as probably the more established.

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Be sure to also read these insightful feedback and suggestions on the best boarding schools in Jamaica below.

For a much wider list of schools in Jamaica, including the private schools (by Parish), take a look at this wikipedia article.

Stay in touch.

Regards,
Wellesley

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Sep 23, 2016
Boarding School
by: Anonymous

If you live in Canada, Please do not send your child to boarding school in Jamaica. Jamaicans are sending their children out of the country for an education. In Canada, you have choice of schools and a better educational system. Jamaican schools teach you how to pass exams, Canadian schools give you an education.

Feb 21, 2016
military school
by: Anonymous

I am wondering if there is such thing as Jamaican Military school for girls?

Jan 23, 2016
help janary 23 2016
by: Anonymous

i been trying to get my daughter in a school and I reach Westwood and knock and they said that because she is going to be 16 they don't take them that age. I need to know what boarding school in Jamaica take girls that is turning 16. its very urgent please contact me on Mickymouse118@gmail.com asap please.

also I been calling Hampton and St Hilda for weeks now no answer.

I sent Holly family and email they never answer back. if anyone can help with correct numbers or can pass on my email to them it would be nice

Jan 06, 2016
Retreat for teens
by: Anonymous

would like to hear more about the 12 - 16 week program proposed. Is there a summer program for 2016. email vickie8021@aol.com

Aug 12, 2014
Retreat for troubled teens (girls)
by: Jack

Did you ever get your retreat facility off the ground ? Very interested in knowing.

Aug 08, 2014
Theraputic Setting:
by: Anonymous

I have a property that I am trying to get rented in St. Ann. A school is on the property at this time and will be relocated soon. It would be the perfect place for a theraputic setting. Thanks you for the insight to help troubled teens and for being a foster parent for so many years.

Jun 27, 2014
KNOX COLLEGE
by: C A JOHNSON

I am suggesting Knox College for many reasons: it is the only co-ed boarding school in Jamaica.

I believe in the boys and girls mix in school. Secondly, emphasis is placed on leadership there and students are being introduced to: chemistry, biology and physic at the 8th grade.

In most of the high schools student are taught the subject when they reach the 9th and 10th grade and finally, Knox College remains in the to 10 ranking of high school in Jamaica.

They have a good mathematics department. My son went there.

Jun 25, 2014
BOARDING HOUSE FOR MUNRO BOYS
by: Anonymous

A newly built boarding house in St Elizabeth for boys. Offering spacious accommodation and transportation.

Meals, Laundry, Internet, Close to library and churches. Please contact Mr & Mrs Dixon 1876 366 2529 or 1876 324 9614 for further information.

May 11, 2014
weswood
by: Anonymous

i wouldnt send my child to westwood.according to students there the cost does not equalise the value of their needs supplied their.the children food are not handled properly neither is it enough.

also the sbas are not being finished because of the fact that printers and computers are inefficient not to mention the water crisis there. no way

Apr 07, 2014
Hampton School and Munro
by: Anonymous

Munro College and Hampton are best boarding school for boys and girls respectively, and speaking from experience trust me.

I went to Hampton and I'm sure of what I am saying. If there was a lack supervision and other things these schools would not have being running for over 155 years.

Munro College along with the Hampton School are operated by the Munro and Dickinson Trust and has a very advanced curriculum like other schools in country but more DEVELOPED.

I would recommend Munro College for boys and the Hampton School for girls to ANYONE who want sent their child or children to A BOARDING SCHOOL OR BOARDING SCHOOLS in Jamaica.

Apr 02, 2014
Knox College
by: James

Knox College and Munro are very good boarding schools. I would go with Knox College though since it is a co-ed boarding school.

If you look at the statistics, Knox College boarding fee is $70,000 and there academics are good also.

They are in the top 10 high schools in JM. #MYOPINION

Feb 05, 2014
Munro College and Hampton School
by: Anonymous

Munro College is best boarding school for boys in the Caribbean and Latin America.

If there was a lack supervision it wouldn't be an operating BOARDING SCHOOL for 158 years. In fact it is the only remaining BOARDING SCHOOL for boys in Jamaica.

Munro College along with the Hampton School are operated by the Munro and Dickinson Trust and has British based curriculum for teaching in both schools; unlike other schools in country.

I would recommend Munro College for boys and the Hampton School for girls to ANYONE who want sent their child or children to BOARDING SCHOOOL in Jamaica.

Jan 16, 2014
cost for boarding
by: Anonymous

for internatinal students munro cost us$2000.00. Wouldnt recommend...lack of supervision for students.

Jan 16, 2014
Boarding School
by: Anonymous

It is Caron Hall Vocational School in St. Mary not Karen Hall.

The article was helpful.

Sep 19, 2012
cost of Boarding schools in Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Would like to know the cost for boarding school in Jamaica.

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Jul 29, 2012
Alternative for Troubled Teens
by: Anonymous

I have been a therapeutic foster parent in Canada for over 20 years and now live in Jamacia.

I am interested in starting a small retreat in a beautiful remote area to work with teen girls who are starting down the "wrong path" and parents are looking for an alternative to a treatment center.

The program would be 12 - 16 weeks in length and would include individual tutoring, building self esteem, yoga, horsemanship, counseling, life skills and volunteer work.

Only 12 girls will be accepted into the program at one time...looking for feedback and whether there is interest in this type of program alternative.

Jul 20, 2012
girl boarding school
by: Jennifer

I would like to know which is the best boarding school for trouble teen girl, the criteria for entering and the cost.

Jul 08, 2012
School Fees
by: Anonymous

Does anybody know the school fees for these schools?

Jun 20, 2012
an excellent high school
by: Tatyana

Knox College in the hills of Clarendon, is a well established boarding school. it is also a great school when it comes to academics. I know this because my eldest son use to attend there.Many successful pupils including my son, emerge from Knox College to become productive members of society.

Jun 07, 2012
Boarding School
by: Lady June

I'm interested in the cost of boarding schools in Jamaica. Can you help? Thanks for your time.

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