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Frederick Smith Secondary School

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Frederick Smith Secondary School, formerly St. James Secondary School received its first set of students on September 17, 1979. The school was officially opened by the Minister of Education, Honourable Louis Tull.

On November 23, 2012 the school was re-named in honour of the late Sir Frederick Smith, former Minister Education and Sports from 1975 to 1976, in recognition of his significant contribution to national development.

The School is a co-educational institution with a dynamic curriculum which is enriched through a Guidance Programme and a number of extra-curricular activities. The student body ranges in age from 11 plus to age 17. Admission to the school is based on parent choice and student performance in the National Examination for determining entry to public secondary schools.

Through the years, this school has grown into a vibrant institution. Students have excelled in many fields. The school is highly respected in the field of sports and many of our past students, including Antonio Boyle, Argyle Maynard, Pedro Collins and Tanya Oxley have done us proud. Our academics can also hold their heads high as they take their places in various areas both in and out of Barbados

Motto

Covet The Best Gifts.

Our Mission Statement

To develop the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and creative potential of our students so that they may function as productive and responsible citizens.