ST. ANDREW TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
64 Spanish Town Road Kingston 13
Kingston, Jamaica ……………Telephone 876-7648234 or 876-758-2711
St. Andrew Technical High School is a co-ed institution that emphasizes Technical Education, skill and trade training, as well as Academic Education, at both the ordinary and advanced levels .
Sixty years ago , some of us started our first days at this brand-new institution . Glad to finally be in High School via the ” Over-age scholarship “, but disappointed that we were not admitted, like many of our friends were, two years earlier, to the top Secondary Institutions, like Kingston College, St. George’s College, Wolmers’ , St. Hugh’s, Jamaica College etc . Back then one needed “connections” , politically, socially or otherwise, just to get into a “good” high school . For most of us the feeling was that this was a lousy consolation prize. After about the second or third week though, students and teachers bonded to the extent that we didn’t want to be anywhere else . The STATHS Family was born .
At sixty, STATHS and Vere Technical are among the “babies” of Jamaica’s Technical High School System, both opening their doors in 1961, as co-ed institutions .
The “grand-daddy” is Kingston Technical High School, which had it’s first male students enrolling in 1896, and seems to have admitted female students sometime later . It celebrated 125 years in January, of 2021 .
Our pioneering students are all now in their late seventies. Sixty years went by so quickly. So here is the reality.
TODAY, IS THE TOMORROW WE WORRIED ABOUT……….YESTERDAY .