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Codrington School - International School of Barbados

St John, Barbados, BB 20008, West Indies

Tel: (+1246) 423 2570

Fax: (+1246) 423 3635


Web site:


Head of School- Darryl Brown

Director of Admissions- Vicky Mayers

Board Chair- Sylvia Johnson


Full time:   7 men, 16 women

Part time:   0 men, 4 women

Nationalities:  18   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

Curriculum:   International, MYP, PYP, IB


Age Range: 3-18

Total Enrolment: 153

Nationalities: 31

84 boys, 69 girls

Early Years: 34

Junior Years: 44

Middle Years: 68

Diploma Years: 15


Day only: BBD$ 10045-BBD$ 40650

Other Fees: Entrance BBD$750 (once); Building BBD$3,500-10,000 (once)

Learning Support Programme

The Codrington School began in 1917 as a boarding school. However, in the mid-80s it closed and the buildings lay empty for some years. The present Codrington School began its life as a day school, in the renovated buildings, in September 2002, with just eight children. By the summer of 2011 this number had risen to 153 children and the school, which has a single-class intake and maximum class sizes of 15, expects to run at full capacity within the next couple of years. Its current policy is to add one year level annually, culminating in the introduction of DP2 in September 2011.

The school buildings are set in three acres of wooded grounds, with spectacular views of the east coast of Barbados, which include gardens, and shady mahogany trees that are more than a century old, as well as a large sports field. The school also has specialist facilities for art, science, library, ICT, music and drama. In the spring of 2007, the Parents and Friends Association donated an air-conditioned ICT lab, fully equipped with computers, to the school. The new air-conditioned library came on stream in the summer of 2009 and the new science lab was built in 2010. The professional staff is headed by a career international school administrator, who joined the school in 2006, and boasts well-qualified teachers from 15 different countries.

The student body represents 31 different nationalities including Barbadian (25%), Canadian (19%), US citizens (17%) and British (17%). The school, whose academic year runs from September to June, offers students the opportunity of studying to the highest levels of national and international excellence. It is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate. Children in the primary school study Spanish in addition to English as from the age of seven and students in the middle years may opt to do either one or two additional languages. The school has an impressive enrichment programme, which generally includes African drumming, art club, chess, choir, computer club, drama, fencing, instrumental music, sailing, soccer, surfing and tennis. All children from PYP3 through MYP2 have swimming lessons as part of the regular curriculum. Initial contact regarding children’s entrance to the school should be made to the Director of Admissions (