Harrison College is the premier co-educational school in Barbados. Founded in 1733, the College takes its name from a Bridgetown merchant, who intended it to serve as "A public and free School for poor and indigent boys of the parish".
It remained an all-boys school until September 1980 when co-education was introduced.
In Deo Fides (Trust In God).
The purpose of Harrison College as a quality and the cornerstone of a lifelong learning community is to make all of its students academically prepared, self-reliant, curious, thoughtful of others and capable of using their learning towards their own success and for the good of others in our interdependent world.
Sing we the song of the School that we love
Shout we its honour again.
Juniors below to the Seniors above
Join in the rousing refrain.
For it's Harrison, Harrison, all, for Harrison,
Those who will never give up.
All in the run of it
All for the fun of it
Harrison, Harrison, Up!
Hark to our shout in the Isle of our birth
Come many echoes afar
Bounding from lands in the ends of the earth:
We too of Harrison are.
Hear from the distant recesses of space
Voices of those who have died,
Doing their best for their land and their race:
They are our glory and pride.
Memories bright of the hours that we spend
Weilding the pen or the bat,
Comrades togehter shall last without end:
Nothing can rob us of that.