DeCarteret College2 Woodlawn Road, Mandeville Mandeville, Manchester
telephone: view phone962-0374, 876-962-2424, 876-962-2546, 876-962-2315
In 1919, the Diocesan College for boys was founded by Lord Bishop George Frederick Cecil dèCarteret. 'The school which began as a preparatory school had fewer than twenty (20) students, and over the years it has grown tremendously in many respects. In 1931, the name of the school was changed to the dèCarteret College Preparatory School in honour of its founder. During this decade, the school progressed as one of Jamaica's leading preparatory schools. Up until 1953, the school did not have a full secondary department since it was considered to be a freéer school for the well established high schools. However, by the close of the 1950s, the need for secondary education in the island was rapidly increasing and so the addition of a secondary department to the school was encouraged a completely new school was built on what was then the foot ball field the enrolment doubled and continued to grow throughout the 1960s, necessitating further expansion.