About Wolmer's Preparatory
Welcome to our Wolmer’s Preparatory School Website. Our commitment to you us to make provisions for a safe, intellectually stimulating environment that will empower all students to be innovative, critical thinkers to solve problems and be inspired learners.
In preparing the twenty first century learners these are high standards and expectations for our student’s academic performance and co curricular activities and being responsible citizens of the school. We take pride in maintaining the standards of Wolmer’s Preparatory School and we ask each student to commit to academic excellence and contribute to the legacy of Wolmer’s Preparatory School. It is our student’s and all involved in this school community, contribution that makes our school a great environment. We encourage full participation in academic and extra-curricular programs and to contribute positively to Wolmer’s Preparatory School’s learning environment to facilitate a legacy of success and joy in learning.
Our beliefs are engrained in our Mission, Vision, Goals, Motto and Core Values.
Mission and Vision
Wolmer’s Preparatory strives to fulfill its motto “Age Quod Agis” by insisting on excellence in all its undertakings. Children are provided with a well-rounded education which will equip them for life. Equal Emphasis is placed on the development on the intellectual, emotional and physical needs of the child. Individuality is recognized, accepted and encouraged in order to ensure the children develop a positive and active understanding of themselves and their social responsibilities.
Our Mission is to educate pre-primary and primary students through the dynamic involvement of parents, staff, governors and other stakeholders; excellent human resources and material; the use of ground-breaking and dynamic curricula catering to the needs of the students; the provision of an aesthetically-pleasing environment; and the promotion of positive values and attitudes.
An Elementary school is a place where the first social and community life of your child start. It becomes a second home for boys and girls, all of whom are naturally curious about the world around them, as well as excited about learning.
Wolmer’s curriculum is designed to build on this natural curiosity and to channel the enthusiasm of the children into a lifelong love for learning, discovery and understanding. Throughout all grades boys and girls are exposed to a rich, broad curriculum through which they develop a strong foundation of basic academic skills, as well as a vast range of experiences in which they can learn, create and imagine, culminating in the Sixth Grade with opportunities to lead.
The program challenges each child as appropriate and helps develop a love of reading and writing, competence in and excitement about science and mathematics, and the beginning skills of inquiry and research. The children explore the worlds of music, art, and drama, giving voice to their creative spirits, and participate every day in physical activities that utilize the boys’ innate need for movement and exercise.
The school’s latin motto “AGE QUOD AGIS” is translated in English to mean “Whatever you do, do it well.”
Wolmer's Prep Timeline
Wolmer's Prep Accepts Students
Pre School Opens
Special Education Department Opens
Learning and Enrichment Centre Opens
Wolmer's Becomes Solar Powered
Wolmer's Prep Enables Virtual Learning
Wolmer’s Preparatory School welcomed its first students on September 16, 1941, when it opened as a department of Wolmer’s Girls’ School. This preparatory department, which was initially housed in a single classroom, was the brainchild of Mrs. Evelyn Skempton, the principal of the Girl’s School at the time.
It served as an important feeder for Wolmer’s Girls’ School, with most of the students making a seamless transition from one to the other. In 1957, when the Government changed the age for admissions to high school to 11 years old, the two lowest forms which constituted the preparatory department moved from the high school to the independent Wolmer’s preparatory department, which would later incorporate the preparatory department of the Boys’ School and become the very successful third member of the Wolmer’s group of schools.
In the Christmas term of 1944, the preparatory department moved from a concrete nog building at Wolmer’s Girls’ School into new classrooms in a specially designed building on the corner of Marescaux Road and North Race Course (now National Heroes’ Circle), then later to Connolley Avenue as Wolmer’s Preparatory School. The school has grown steadily over the years, adjusting to the changing educational landscape in Jamaica while continuing to achieve the highest standards of development and achievement for its pupils.