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EADOWBROOK

PREPARATORY School

was established by the

Presbyterian Church in

Jamaica (now The United

Church in Jamaica and the

Cayman Islands,) with Webster

Memorial as its sponsor.

A committee consisting of

some members of the Board of

Governors of Meadowbrook

High School was formed in the

latter part of 1960, and along

with the Rev Madge Saunders, it

made plans for setting up the

school. Through untiring and

dedicated efforts, the opening

of the school became a reality

on January 16, 1961, with 28

students.

In January 1962 the school’s

location was changed to the

home of Rev Saunders. The

negative attitudes she

encountered and the fear

expressed that the young

children would destroy the

beautiful garden and her

house did not dampen her

spirit. To her, the training of

little children to appreciate

and learn to care for the

flowers as well as the building

was an important aspect of

their general education.

A year later, the school was

enlarged and extended to an

adjoining property (10

Flemington Drive, our present

home), which was purchased

by the United Church. A

dedication service was held on

January 14, 1963, and this

new building was officially

opened on February 28 of the

same year.

The school has been an

interdenominational fee-paying

institution for boys and girls

between the ages of three and

12 years. Its aim is to instil sound

Christian values in each child.

Daily worship plays an integral

part of school life for teachers

and pupils. Every Wednesday

morning, all grades, along with

the teachers, worship in the

Meadowbrook United Church

with the ministers assigned to

the church.

ROUND EDUCATION

With its motto, ‘Preparing To

Serve’, the school sets out to

provide a rounded education

as we prepare students

academically, spiritually,

socially, and culturally for entry

into secondary education.

In an attempt to instil

positive, lasting values of

sharing, competing, discipline,

integrity, and confidence in

each child, specific activities are

organised to motivate students.

Pupils are given the opportunity

to take part in preparatory

school competitions.

Meadowbrook Preparatory

School is a beacon of education

excellence. Not only does the

school excel in academics,

garnering GSAT scholarships over

the years and winning the KFC

Prep/Primary Quiz Competition

in 2004, the Port Authority

Cricket Competition as well as

visual art competitions, but it is

known for its prowess in the

extracurricular activities,

garnering numerous medals in

the annual Jamaica Cultural

development Commission

(JCDC) festival competition in

dance, music, speech and

drama. Of note is our latest

achievement in TVJ’s Junior

Schools’ Challenge Quiz

Competition 2017, where we

were first runners-up.

We will continue to write

our history at this blessed

institution.

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THE GLEANER’S PREP SCHOOL GUIDE 2018 | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

MEADOWBROOK PREPARATORY

A beacon of education excellence