Clarendon College (Jamaica)

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Clarendon College
Clarendon College in Jamaica, per coordinates
Clarendon College in Jamaica, per coordinates
Clarendon College
Middlesex County

Coordinates18°05′16″N 77°16′18″W / 18.0878515°N 77.2717166°W / 18.0878515; -77.2717166Coordinates: 18°05′16″N 77°16′18″W / 18.0878515°N 77.2717166°W / 18.0878515; -77.2717166
MottoLatin: Prestare et Praestare
(Persevere and Excel)
Patron saint(s)Rev. Lester Davy
FounderRev. Lester Davy
ChairpersonMr. Leslie Chung
PrincipalMr. David Wilson
ChaplainRev. Hyacinth Edwards
Age range12-19
Enrolment1900 Students
Hours in school day7 Hours
Campus size120 acres (49 ha)
Houses<Ashberry,Davy, Sharpe, Nichol, Pershadsingh -->
School colour(s)Blue/Yellow/White
SongWe Build Our School
AthleticsTrack and Field, Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis, Football, Cricket
SportsTrack and Field, Football, Basketball, Netball
MascotA torch
RivalGlenmuir High School and Edwin Allen
AccreditationMinistry of Education

Clarendon College, commonly called CC, is a high school in the town of Chapelton in northern Clarendon, Jamaica. It is the oldest school in the parish and was founded on February 2, 1942 by the Rev. Lester Davy. Davy was born in 1909 and trained at The Mico University College in Kingston, Jamaica. Reverent T. Hughs convinced Davy to build a school and that he did accomplish at Rose Bank in Chapelton Clarendon. The school started with only two teachers, Rev. Davy and Mrs. Hyacinth Balford, and ten students, the school was later relocated to its current location on Chapelton Hill. Today, every year a march still takes place every year on February 2 to highlight and commemorate the legacy of Rev. Lester Davy.

Clarendon College boasts as very successful alumni who have continued to demonstrate the instilled school motto "Perstare et Praetare" (which translates "Persevere and Excel") in their various fields and professions. Clarendon College alumni can be found in leadership capacities in government, sports, medicine, business and other various fields. It also is known for it unusually large campus which extends to approximately 120 acres. The current principal of Clarendon College is David Wilson and its motto reads: "Perstare et Praestare" which means persevere and excel.

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