Clarendon College (Jamaica)

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Clarendon College

Middlesex County
Chapelton, Clarendon

Clarendon College is located in Jamaica
Clarendon College
Clarendon College
Coordinates 18°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
Type Public
Motto Latin: Prestare et Praestare
(Persevere and Excel)
Patron saint(s) Rev. Lester Davy
Opened 1942-02-02
Founder Rev. Lester Davy
Status Open
Chairperson Mr. Leslie Chung
Principal Mr. David Wilson
Chaplain Rev. Hyacinth Edwards
Age range 12-19
Enrolment 1900 Students
Language English/Spanish
Hours in school day 7 Hours
Campus College
Campus size 120 Acres
Houses <Ashberry,Davy, Sharpe, Nichol, Pershadsingh -->
School colour(s) Blue/Yellow/White
Song We Build Our School
Athletics Track and Field, Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis, Football, Cricket
Sports Track and Field, Football, Basketball, Netball
Mascot A torch
Nickname C.C/College
Rival Glenmuir High School and Edwin Allen
Accreditation Ministry 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.

Clarednon 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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