Grenada Boys' Secondary
School is an important grammar
school in Grenada.
Following the Education Ordinance of 1882, provision was made for a
Board of Education and an Inspector of Schools in Grenada.
Governor William Robinson suggested establishing six scholarships
at Harrison's College in Barbados.
However members of the island's Executive and Legislative Councils
pointed out that this Protestant establishment was not suitable for
the island's predominantly Catholic
population. Instead, the government decided to set up a local
non-sectarian grammar school.
Following public meetings, the administrator La Borde drew up a
detailed proposal, including the proposed site and suggested fees.
Tax rises in 1883 had been accompanied by promises of a secondary
school, but this was at the time of the Crossman Commission
which was looking
into ways to cut state expenditure in the region, and the Earl of Derby
expressed his reservations about
the plan. Nevertheless, the Managing Committee of the Society for
the Education of the Poor, which had been in existence since 1820,
prompted debate on the matter and on 2 February, 1885, St Geoge's
Grammar School opened its doors "at Mrs. Gray's premises in
Hospital Street". Hallam Massiah, previously second master at
in Barbados was
the first headmaster.
Famous former pupils