Vaz Preparatory has a rich history of producing outstanding performances by our students and is considered among the best in Jamaica to provide early childhood education. With our broad academic curriculum, the school lays solid foundations in the development of confident, well-motivated and happy children who have an enthusiasm for learning and are willing to give of their best even when being stretched for high achievement.
At Vaz, our children range in age from 1½ to 12 years old. Another key factor to the success of Vaz Prep is the emphasis on maintaining a low student to teacher ratio. It is recognized that children bring to the school a wide and colourful variety of experiences and talents. We believe that, through solid Christian principles, sound discipline and building happy working relationships, each child is enabled to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.
With over 65 years of experience, our success comes from an emphasis on mutual respect and friendliness and creating an atmosphere conducive for both teaching and learning. We have achieved this by the extremely dedicated staff who have demonstrated there commitment to the children of Vaz Prep. The teachers are a crucial part of any school and we have been fortunate to have inherited a dynamic staff complement which has a professional and dedicated approach that fosters the desire to learn.
Another key factor to the success of Vaz Prep is the emphasis on maintaining a low student to teacher ratio. Therefore individual students’ contact time with the teaching staff is high, enabling the teachers to assess and develop strengths and areas for improvement more effectively.
Vaz Prep offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, where pupils are encouraged to express themselves through sports and hobbies. The importance of play cannot be stressed enough and we view it as a vital component to a rounded education, complementing the teaching and learning that occurs within the classroom. Students are involved in team sports as well as individual sporting activities where they learn disciplined habits for high achievements, plus, they develop an appetite for success. With other hobbies such as chess and music, a child at Vaz shall never be bored.
Choosing your child's educational path depends on many factors. Our website will answer a lot of your questions, but is definitely not a substitute for a visit to the school. Do come and talk to us. We will be delighted to show you around Vaz Prep School and take the time to discuss your child’s future.