Saint Mary's College, Trinidad and Tobago
|Saint Mary's College
College of the Immaculate Conception
|75 Frederick St.
Trinidad and Tobago
|Motto||Virtus et Scientia (Latin)
Manliness and Knowledge
|Established||1 August 1863|
|Athletics||Water-polo/Mini-polo, Swimming, Cricket, Badminton, Football, Basketball, Hockey. Chess and Scrabble to some extent.|
(Holy Ghost Fathers)
The main building of St. Mary's College.
Saint Mary's College (popularly known as CIC, which stands for College of the Immaculate Conception) is a government-assisted Catholic secondary school situated on Frederick Street in the heart of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The school was established in 1863 with only a handful of students but enrollment today is close to 1200. The school's motto "Virtus et Scientia" is Latin for "Manliness and Knowledge". It is an all-boys school.
St. Mary's College is a seven-year school that prepares students for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate known as "CSEC" at 5th Form and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) level examinations.
The school offers education in a vast number of fields in the sciences, humanities, business studies, economics and computer science. St. Mary's College is known as one of the best schools in the country and students completing their A-Levels from St. Mary's consistently win the prestigious national scholarships offered by the government for academic excellence, including the President's Medal in 2005.
- Fr. Victor Guilloux 1863-1867
- Fr. Francis Xavier Corbet 1867-1874
- Fr. Casimir Marcot 1874-1876
- Fr. James Brown 1876-1892
- Fr. Achilles Lemire 1892-1894
- Fr. Nichlas Brennan 1894-1895
- Fr. William Carrol 1896-1903
- Fr. John Gerard Neville 1903-1910
- Fr. Edward Crehan 1910-1920
- Fr. James Lacy 1920-1924
- Fr. John English 1925-1936
- Fr. James Meenan 1936-1950
- Fr. James Brett 1951-1959
- Fr. Pedro Valdez 1959-1971
- Fr. Arthur Lai Fook 1971-1978
- Fr. Anthony de Verteuil 1978- 1992
- Fr. Anton Dick 1992-1999
- Fr. Ronald Mendes 1999-2013
St. Mary's College alumni have achieved prominence in many fields, including politics, business, law, music, journalism, science and medicine. St. Mary's College has produced two of the country's Presidents and two Chief Justices, fifteen former and current Members of Parliament and two Catholic Archbishops of Port of Spain. They include:
- Ellis Achong, Trinidad Test cricketer
- Michael Mooleedhar, filmmaker
- Ken Gordon, businessman
- Shaka Hislop, football player
- Clifford Roach, HBM, Test cricketer for West Indies and Trinidad.
- John La Rose, publisher and cultural activist
- Quintin O'Connor, union leader
- Dr. Joseph Lennox Pawan, M.B.E., Trinidadian bacteriologist
- Dr. Harry Schachter, MD, PhD, Canadian biochemist