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Independence in the truest sense of the word.

Independent schools are governed by a Board of Governors, not a public school board. They are primarily supported by tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue.

Mission-driven education.

Whether co-ed or single sex, day school or boarding school, each independent school is driven by its own unique philosophy, values, and approach to teaching.

High academic standards.

Independent schools nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning.

Small classes that allow for individual attention.

Low student-teacher ratios encourage close connections between instructors and students.

Excellent teachers.

Independent school instructors usually teach in their areas of expertise with a depth of specialized learning. They strive to develop a full understanding of each student’s learning style, interests, and motivation.

Education for the whole child.

In addition to academics, independent schools also nurture students’ personal and social growth and civic conscience.


Independent schools, especially international schools like FIA, foster diverse and vibrant student communities that welcome and respect every family.

A community of parents who actively participate in their children’s education.

Independent schools promote regular communication and events among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals.

FOR THE 2023 - 2024

is a private, independent, coed international school for Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, serving ages 4 to 18, in Montego bay, Jamaica.

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