'ONLY about 26 per cent of preparatory schools operating in Jamaica are deemed to be performing "above average".
Of approximately 242 preparatory schools operating in Jamaica, only 64 are top performers, says think tank Educate Jamaica.
The assessment is based on Educate Jamaica's 'Gold Standard Criteria', from studies of school performance between 2009 and 2013.
"The Prep School Gold Standard publication tracks each prep school over five years... and it looks at how each school has performed in those five years," Educate Jamaica says.
"It looks specifically at a school's ability to maintain a consistent performance over the five years, which we believe is a good performance indicator for a school, and looking at data over five years allowed for deeper analysis as well as the identification of trends.
"For the five years, the measure we looked at specifically was the performance of each school in the GSAT examinations."
Jamaica Observer dated December 29, 2013..........
Among the 64 schools which meet the Gold Standard criteria DUNROBIN PREPARATORY now known as (DUNROBIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY) is one of them.
As a means of encouraging and motivating our students to strive for the best we have implemented a Honour Roll system that recognizes our students’ achievements.
This system has been producing excellent results and our students are constantly aiming to be on the ‘Honour Roll’. A student must attain an average of 90 or over to be placed on the Honour Roll.
We believe that all students can learn and achieve academic excellence. As such we expect a high stand of performance from all our students.
The school offers a curriculum which consists of the core subjects as well as Information Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Spanish and Physical Education. Extra curricular activities include dancing, swimming and clubs including Brownies and Builders Club.