Grenada Boys' Secondary School

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Grenada Boys' Secondary School
Location
Tanteen
St. George
Grenada
Information
School type Governmental, Public
Motto Non Palma Sine Labore
(No Reward Without Labour)
Established 1885
School district 5
School code 080004
Chairman Terence Moore
Principal Mr. Phillip Thomas
Faculty 50
Grades 9-13
Gender Male
Age range 11-18
Pupils 840
Classes 20
Average class size 35
Hours in school day 6
Houses     Archer     Baptiste     Hughes      McGuire
Slogan The Prize To The One Who Earns It
Tuition $100.00
Website

Grenada Boys' Secondary School (GBSS) is a secondary school in Grenada. It is one of the oldest secondary schools on the island.

Origins[edit]

The Grenada Boys’ Secondary School, initially known as the St. George’s Grammar School officially opened on February 2, 1885, at Mrs. Grey’s premises in Hospital Street (the present location of First Caribbean International Bank on Church Street) in St. George’s with 10 male students.

In 1910 –1911 the school was restructured and renamed Grenada Boys’ Secondary School and was relocated to Melville Street at the present site of the Police Barracks. The new premises was officially opened on September 18, 1911 with an enrollment of 23 students. In May 1946 the school was relocated to Tanteen to wooden barracks, which previously housed the Windward Island battalion for World War II. The wooden barracks were destroyed by hurricane Ivan in 2004. The school experienced severe destruction from two fires in April and June 2005. The school’s auditorium was refurbished, through the sponsorship of DIGICEL in 2005. The first phase of the new school was constructed from 2006 to 2008 by the government of Grenada funded by the World Bank.

The GBSS has been mainly a boys’ school but girls have also attended especially for the sixth form (A’ level) years. Girls were admitted into Form I from 1982 during the reign of the Peoples’ Revolutionary Government to 1987, but were phased out by 1991.

The school roll is 835 male students. The faculty consists of Principal, 50 Teachers and 2 Counselors. The school can be found on Facebook

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