Jamaica College, is a prominent all boys high school in Jamaica. It is located at 189 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica. The school is widely known for its sports as well as academics, and has been a breeding ground for prominent members of the society. Jamaica College Old Boys include the present prime minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, and former prime ministers of Jamaica, Michael Manley and Norman Manley.
In 1879, during the governorship of Sir Anthony Musgrave, provision was made by law for the Jamaica Free School, under a new name, The Jamaica High School, to come under the control of the Jamaica School Commission. The school now had a new headmaster, Reverend (later Archdeacon) William Simms. This law also authorized the removal of the school from Walton Pen in St. Ann in 1883, and classes were conducted in the Barbican Great House until 1885.
The buildings on Old Hope Road were opened on 9th July, 1885, and the first classes here took place in September of the same year. In September, 1890 a college was opened in connection with the school, which was known as University College. In 1902 the Jamaica High School and University College were amalgamated under the name Jamaica College.
Jamaica College developed as a boarding institution until 1967 when that system was removed.
Today, as a day school, it boasts students from a wide cross-section of the community. Over the years it has nurtured a rich tradition in athletic and academic fields. Its Old Boys continue to play important roles in the religious, political, business and professional services of our country. Its history continues to be written by its present students who respond to its motto, "Fervet Opus in Campis".
Jamaica College Old Boys' Association New York, Reunion Dinner Dance; Opposition leader Bruce Golding, for JC Old Boys' Dinner Dance
Sep 08, 2005; NEW YORK -- Jamaica's opposition leader, Bruce Golding, a graduate of Jamaica College will be the guest speaker at the Jamaica...
Jamaica College Old Boys' Association New York, Reunion Dinner Dance; Meet our honorees...Glen 'Titus' Campbell
Sep 08, 2005; Born in London, England Glen moved to Jamaica in 1972 and began life at 'the college' in 1975, 'Goatie' as he was nicknamed after...