Cost For Boarding At All Girls Schools In Jamaica

by Deon

Westwood High School

Westwood High School


How much is it for boarding school for girls in jamaica?

ANSWER: by Wellesley, October 29, 2013

Hi Deon,

Thanks for your question.

From my recollection, we have about three boarding school for girls in Jamaica currently:

  • Hampton High in Malvern, St. Elizabeth (876-966-5115)
  • Westwood High in Stewart Town, Trelawny (876 612-0052/0307) &
  • St. Hilda's High in Browns Town, St. Ann (876-975-2218)

And yes, I was able to get some information from Westwood High as a reference for you!

The boarding fee is currently JMD 46,000 per term, that is approximately USD 450 at today's USD to JMD rate.

I understand that this fee includes meals and rooms - including electricity and water.

There is also what they call Miscellaneous Fees per term, but those are minimal.

These include $650JMD (6 USD) for Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and another that goes to CD, transportation, student council and medical.

The latter ranges between JMD 3,000 and JMD 10,000 or USD 29.00 and USD 98.00 per term.

They typically tells you the exact costs at the beginning of each term. There are three (3) terms in the school year.

Payments are done only at their designated bank via a voucher form. Note also that they (Westwood High) have stopped taking transfers.

According to them, the requirement for acceptance is a pass in the GSAT (Grade Six Achievement Test).

I hope this helps.
Good luck!

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Jun 09, 2017
Good School for Everyone
by: Anonymous

There is a school in Montego Bay, Jamaica that takes international and local students. They also take ESL students and help them from scratch. The name of the school is Academy of Science, Technology and the Arts. You don't need to sit GSAT, they take repeaters up to grade 11. They offer both CXC and IGCSE. Parents should check this school out as I don't regret sending my child there. Contact (876) 605-5059 or for more details. Lovely school.

Apr 29, 2017
by: Navlet Linton

Is it possible for my adopted daughter to be transferred from a private high school in port Maria to your school. I had to visit Jamaica urgently last August because of unpleasant experiences where she lived. The school was kind to accept her at the last minute. To date she has done much better and I have no complain about the school however her boarding environment is not quite what I wanted.
This is just as important as the school she attends.
She will be sitting cxc next year. She is now 16 years old.
She is an obedient child and she has not been causing any unnecessary problems. I want to make sure she stays that but more support is needed since am so far away.

Apr 12, 2017
Cost, Admission process & Life boarding
by: Anonymous

I would like my 14 year old so to attend Munro in the Fall 2017. I am flying him in to sit the exam. Is there anything that anyone has that he can study? When are families notified if their child has passed the exam? What is the cost for him to attend and uniforms?? Anything or any information is helpful.

Jul 30, 2016
by: Gary Roberts

School for men

Jun 11, 2016
Munro all boys boarding
by: Anonymous

What's the cost for an international student to board St Munro? Also what is the school tuition for the same student. I would like my son to attend in Fall 2016 but it is Impossible to obtain any infirmation online in thus school.

Aug 20, 2015
by: Anonymous

The cost for munro college is 275000 per year

Aug 18, 2015
The pricing
by: Paul cargill

I would like to know what is for the term at Munro boy school. The reason for this is my son attend this school

Jul 27, 2015
munro college
by: janet

What is the cost for broading at munro college per tream

Jul 26, 2015
Knox Boarding School
by: Anonymous

Hi. What is the cost per term for knox Boarding School and please state the currency.

Jan 27, 2015
Boarding with Families Close to a School of Your Choice
by: F. Salmon

Sometimes there are decent families who accept international (and local)students as boarders in their homes.

I know this occurs in Mandeville. Students may attend prominent high schools such as Manchester High, Belair High School, DeCarteret College, Bishop Gibson High and even preparatory schools.

The boarding fees would be more expensive than actually boarding at an institution, but your child would be in the comfort of a nice home getting home cooked meals and having more access to individual attention from guardians who may even have children within similar age groups.

Parents of boarders may have more flexibility in boarding arrangements and more ease in communicating with their children than if they were to actually board on a school campus.

As a parent, someone who is in the education profession and a resident of Mandeville it would be my pleasure to help interested parents to find a suitable family for your child to access quality education and still be in a home away from home.

Interested persons may email me at

Nov 24, 2014
by: kim

Am looking into having my daughter attend boarding school in jamaica but am having a hard time because they dont take studendts in the middle of the school looking into january 2015..also she is in the eighth grade way up to standard am willing to have her go back to seventh to catch up...i will be more than happy to pay for tutoring...please help.thanks

Oct 29, 2014
Boarding school for my son
by: Ann


I am inquiring about boarding school for my son in Jamaica. I read your previous reply and comments by others regarding boarding at Knox and Monroe etc.

Although my son is 12 years old, he is nowhere near the educational level required to attend these colleges. We live in Canada under an educational system that pales in comparison to Jamaica (I know because I went to Primary and High School in Jamaica before migrating to Canada).

He is not in high school yet because they don't begin until 14 years old. He is in what we call "Elementary school". I know he would not pass this GSAT test that was mentioned.

What I would like to know is if there are any boarding schools that he can attend that focus on pre-high school work.

Thanks for your help.

Aug 21, 2014
GSAT not absolutely essential
by: LJ

The school can admit a certain number of students who have not taken the GSAT. They may administer an entrance examination.

Jul 21, 2014
Enrollment in a Jamaican Boarding School
by: Andrea

Do any of the schools have an alternative requirement to GSAT? What if my daughter didn't attend a school that administers GSAT?

Thank you


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