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Secondary Schools


St. Peter
Alexandra Principal
Cheryl Gill - Principal

Speightstown, St. Peter

1 (246) 535-4700


About Us

The Alexandra School, named after Princess Alexandra, the Danish wife of King Edward VII was founded on September 24, 1894 by George May Dalzell Frederick the Archdeacon of Barbados and the Rector of St. Peter for twenty three years. This great educational institution has grown gradually from its embryonic days with a roll of thirty-three pupils and three teachers.

Then, under the headship of Miss M. S. Arnold (1894-1908), Alexandra School occupied a three-storey building, "West End", in Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter. In 1929 the property of "Merton", the present site, was acquired to house the school.

Our Motto

Per Ardura Ad Astra (Through difficulty to the Stars).

Our Vision

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • Staff are qualified, trained and professionally supportive
  • Students are provided a teaching and learning environment which is conducive to ensuring that they:
    • meet and overcome challenges to achieve high academic success
    • are confident, caring and socially well-adjusted
    • display mastery of technology skills and use them for problem solving and knowledge utilization and
    • manifest critical and critical thinking and a willingness to explore and innovate
  • The school's compound is clean, appropriately equipped and aestheically presentable.
Our Mission Statement

To provide a challenging and supportive environment through excellent teaching and coordinated exposure, ensuring that students explore and ulitize knowledge, develop positive attitudes, attain measurable success and are responsible, creative and productive in an ever changing, technology driven global society.

School Organization



There are ten (10) Heads of Departments and six (6) Year Heads with responsibilities for Form Levels 1-6.



There are five forms at year levels 1 to 5. Each year level is managed by a Senior Teacher.



Various sports including athletics, badminton, cricket, football, hockey, netball and volleyball.



Activities include Band, draughts, etiquette, choir and I.S.C.F.
Alexandra Deputy Principal
Harriett Williams - Deputy Principal

School Song

Built on foundations unshaken
Though the winds of change have blown,
Firmly stands our school united,
All its gains our very own,
So the years roll swiftly onward
And our tasks are nobly done;
Now we join and sing together
Per Ardua Ad Astra.

Ever true and loyal
Striving hard for each success,
We can face the future boldly,
Proudly, as we make progress
With determined will and effort
With our motto guiding us,
Let us join and sing togther
Per Ardua Ad Astra.

We are following the pathway
Laid by those yesteryear
Who have left behind a challenge,
Bid us take it without fear.
As we leave for those who follow
Trails upwards to the stars
Joyfully we hear the echo
Per Ardua Ad Astra.