St. Rose's High School, Guyana

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St. Rose's High School
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St. Rose's High School, Guyana
254 Church Street


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MottoServiam
('I will Serve')
Patron saint(s) St. Rose of Lima
Established1847;174 years ago (1847)
Founder Ursulines
Head of schoolPaula Hamilton
Grades7-12
Genderco-ed
HousesBrescia, Cologne, Lima, Loretto, Merici
Color(s)White and Green

St. Rose's Secondary High School is a government school on Church Street in Georgetown, Guyana, serving students in grades 7-12 in Georgetown, Guyana. To be accepted into the school, the student must receive a certain grade in their Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (SSEE).

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History

The Ursuline Order of Nuns who run the academy has been involved in education in Guyana as early as 1847. St. Rose was named for Saint Rose of Lima and considered on of the top 5 schools in Georgetown. [1] In 1976 the government took over operations of all educational institutions. [1]

The section of the school built in 1912 was set for demolition in 2018. [2] Some of the schools buildings are considered a national heritage site by the National Trust of Guyana [3] St. Rose shares the compound with the St. Agnes Primary. [4]

Student organizations and traditions

St. Rose's students are sorted into five houses; Brescia, Cologne, Lima, Loretto, Merici. [5]

School athletics includes basketball, [6] football, [7] and extra curriculars such as participating in the biennial STEAM Fair, [8] and a speech [9] team.

Alumni

The St. Rose's High School Alumni Association has chapters located in the US [5] and Canada. [10]

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