A Stronger Nation Begins With A Pledge
Nestled in the lush green vegetation of the Cockpit Country, engulfed with yam, and fruits of all kinds is the Spring Garden Primary and Infant School. It is situated in deep rural Southern Trelawny in one of the mini valleys on the outskirt of the Cockpit Country, north of the Mouth River and John Forden Cave. It is approximately sixty (60) kilometres from the parish capital Falmouth and three (3) kilometres from the nearest town -Albert Town.
The Spring Garden Primary and Infant school formerly Spring Garden Ebenezer Elementary school was first instituted in 1890 by Sir John Peter Grant under the reform of the Jamaica Baptist Union. It was located on the ground floor of the Spring Garden Ebenezer Church and governed by the Jamaica Baptist Union in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. As the population increased a school building was constructed on the Baptist property. This was completed in 1943 and hosted the school for the next 35 years.
As the years went by, the population increased, hence the need for more space. In 1972 the school came under the full control of the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the GoJ built a new school plant at its present location. This new school plant was opened in January 1978.
The school currently has a population of 205 students. Most of the students are from families with low socio- economic status who are mostly subsistence farmers.
The school has been doing well in GSAT especially over the last three (3) years as it has surpassed most of the national averages and has been ranked second and third in the parish of Trelawny in the Gleaner rankings of 2012-2015.