Christel House, an NGO with a proven track record of breaking the cycle of poverty for severely at-risk children, built its newest facility on a 10 acre parcel of land near Kingston, which the Jamaican government is contributing as part of a public private partnership. At its own expense, Christel House constructed the facility which will eventually serve approximately 840 students from the severely underresourced area.
The school will be built in phases, with the first phase to accommodate grades KG – 2. Each year thereafter an additional 60 kindergarten students will be admitted, and the school will grow organically until it reaches capacity at grade 13. Admission to the tuition-free school is needs-based. In addition to academics, leadership and character education, students will receive books, uniforms, transportation, breakfast, lunch and a snack daily and health services.