Christel House, an NGO with a proven track record of breaking the cycle of poverty for severely at-risk children, will build 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 a 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.