Holy Childhood High
|Holy Childhood High School|
9 Skio Avenue Kingston 10, Jamaica
|Motto||"Post Proleium Praemium"|
|Founder||Franciscan Missionary Sisters|
|Head of school||Sr. Maxine Marie Mcintosh|
|Number of students||1700+|
|Language||English, Jamaican English|
|School colour(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Song||"Let Us Now In Youth Rejoice"|
|Alumni||Sarah Newland, Paula-Ann Porter|
The school was named after the Child Jesus, and was founded and owned by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of our Lady of Perpetual Help (FMS) in Jamaica. Holy Childhood High begun as a private school in 1937 with 8 pupils (3 boys 5 girls the boys were later sent to St. Georges college) who were housed in a building near where the Holy Cross Rectory is situated. Today the school is located at 9 Skibo Avenue Kingston 10, Jamaica, West Indies. It receives financial assistance from the Government, which makes it a grant-in-aid school. The student population stands at over 1,700, as of 2010. In addition the Holy Childhood Institute, a private institution operated by the FMS, caters for approximately 300 students. Both the high school and the institute are accommodated on approximately 7 acres (28,000 m2) of land which provide space for a playing field, blocks of buildings containing classrooms, laboratories-science and language, a library, areas for Home Economics, Music and two tennis courts and a multipurpose hall-Stephanie Hall, named for a past headmistress Sr. Stephanie Grey, FMS, who served as headmistress from 1966-1996.
The school's emblem is a shield, embedded on which is the motto, "AFTER THE BATTLE THE REWARD". The colours of the emblem are blue and gold.
Holy Childhood High School is operated under the regulations of the Ministry of Education in Jamaica.
- "Mrs. Ann-Marie Campbell, MBA, B.A. (Class of 1981)". Holy Childhood High School. 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.