Excelsior High School (Jamaica)
|Excelsior High School
|137 Mountain View Avenue
Kingston, Kingston 3, Jamaica
|School type||Secondary school|
(Do It With Thy Might)
|Founder||Hon. Aston Wesley Powell|
|Locale||St Andrew, Jamaica|
|Chairperson||Ms. L. Deacon|
|Principal||Mr. Deanroy Bromfield|
|Chaplain||Rev. Phillip Robinson|
|Grades||7 to 13|
|Gender||Boys and girls|
|Age range||11 to 20|
|Average class size||45|
|Classes offered||Business,Technical,Foreign language,Sciences,Arts,Home Management,Mathematics,English Language,Religious Ed.|
|Hours in school day||7:30 am - 3:00pm|
|Colour(s)||Green and yellow|
|Song||"On Christ the sure foundation"|
|Sports||Football, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics, Softball,Table Tennis|
|Nickname||"Ekkie" or "Mountain View Girls and Boys"|
|Vision||To promote and facilitate academic, social and spiritual development.|
Excelsior High School is a co-educational high school for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 20. It was first established in 1931 in Campbell Town and is now located in Kingston, Jamaica.
The school program includes academics, sports, and performing arts. Students who have gone on to become artists include Louis Bennett Coverly and Konshens. Students who have gone on to become professional sportsmen include the cricketer Courtney Walsh, who was selected for the Jamaica national cricket team straight out of school. The school is known for winning the Manning and Walker Cup more than once, and beating St George's College.
The school has a "green" program facilitated by a group of students in an environmental club who recycle plastic bottles and paper, interact with the agricultural science programme, plant and maintain grass and plants on the school grounds, and maintain a greenhouse.
- "Jamaican High Schools D-H". Jamaican High Schools. Retrieved November 2013.
- "In Kingston, Jamaica Excelsior High School Goes Green". Green Antilles. Retrieved November 27, 2013.