Education/ Schools Links
Ministry of Education & Youth
2 National Heroes Circle
Jamaica, West Indies
This information may be helpful for individuals researching schools in Jamaica. I strongly recommend doing a pre-arrival trip where you visit the schools or facilities, before you fully relocate and enroll your children.
I have had clients tell me, that their children cried for months. If your child is timid or quiet, the culture shock may be alarming. Some individuals have mentioned the idea of perhaps allowing your child to sit out a term while adapting to the new cultural norms and then having them begin school the following term.
There are more schools in Kingston for Expat families than say Ocho Rios, Mobay or Negril, so this must be considered. It is recommended that you contact your home country’s Embassy in Jamaica for an extensive school listing.
Two popular private Schools in Kingston are:
American International School of Kingston (AISK)
Principal: Bruce Goforth
1a Oliver Road
Tel: (876) 755-2634-6
Fax: (876) 925-4749