Excelsior High School (Jamaica)

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Excelsior High School
"Yet higher"
137 Mountain View Avenue
Kingston, Kingston 3

17°59′29.45″N 76°45′58.01″W / 17.9915139°N 76.7661139°W / 17.9915139; -76.7661139Coordinates: 17°59′29.45″N 76°45′58.01″W / 17.9915139°N 76.7661139°W / 17.9915139; -76.7661139

Excelsior High School (Jamaica) is located in Jamaica
Excelsior High School (Jamaica)
School type Secondary school
Motto Age Animo
(Do It With Thy Might)
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Methodist
Founded 1931
Founder Hon. Aston Wesley Powell
Status Co-educational
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
Enrollment 2000+
Average class size 45
Classes offered Business,Technical,Foreign language,Sciences,Arts,Home Management,Mathematics,English Language,Religious Ed.
Language English
Hours in school day 7:30 am - 3:00pm
Campus type Urban
Houses Cousins, Wint, O'Shirley, Whiteman, Powell, Sherlock,
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"
Feeder schools Excelsior Primary School

Excelsior High School is a co-educational high school for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 20.[citation needed] It was first established in 1931[1] in Campbell Town and is now located in Kingston, Jamaica.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed].

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Jamaican High Schools D-H". Jamaican High Schools. Retrieved November 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "In Kingston, Jamaica Excelsior High School Goes Green". Green Antilles. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 

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