Freetown Primary School

The Mill Reef Fund and Rotary clubs made computer learning a reality at Freetown Primary School.

Freetown Primary School is a small public school nestled in the rural community of Freetown Village. It serves children from Freetown, St. Philip, and Newfield.

Freetown, once known as Far Hill, boasts a rich educational history dating back to 1841. Children went to school in the Methodist Church’s chapel, a modest one-room edifice, until the 1960s, when the need for a standalone public school in Freetown became evident.

Construction on the new school began in 1963, and Freetown Primary opened its doors in September 1967. The school initially taught students from kindergarten to Grade 9. However, following a 1990 restructuring, Freetown Primary became a dedicated primary school with students from kindergarten through Grade 6.

The Mill Reef Fund is a key benefactor of the school, donating playground equipment, a safety fence, and classroom essentials such as a projector, screen, shelving, and books. Moreover, the Fund collaborated with the Rotary Club to provide laptops to the school. Throughout the academic year, the Fund also supports numerous activities, including annual class Christmas parties, the student council cake sale, and the school’s graduation and prize-giving ceremonies. 

“Ongoing support from the Mill Reef Fund has led to the addition of laptops throughout our school, new playground equipment, and the enrichment and success of many of our school activities. We greatly appreciate the Fund’s past and continued support.”

– Arlene Browne Thomas, Acting Principal