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The Father Jeri School

Father Jeri School

IMJ first day bennerThe goal with all of Na Rive’s education programs is to foster the next generation of leaders in Haiti: children who are empowered, thoughtful, resilient, resourceful, proud of their heritage, and ready to work together for positive change. The cornerstone of these education efforts is the Father Jeri School.

The Father Jeri School welcomed its first students September 5th, 2016.


351 children, aged 3 – 19 years, are currently enrolled in Pre-K – 11th grade. Our shared goal with Na Rive is to expand the school in the years ahead so that it includes a complete high school.

Teachers, Staff, and Curriculum

teachers day may 2017fourThere are 41 teachers and 23 staff working at the Father Jeri School. All are Haitian. The teaching team, which includes 8 full-time and 33 subject-specific part-time teachers, brings depth and breadth of expertise to the curriculum. The staff includes the administration team, a doctor, a nurse, a cleaning crew, security guards, and a team of afterschool teachers.

In addition to a wide variety of academic classes, the school provides leadership development opportunities throughout the year. Students experience many enrichment activities, including field trips to important national sites and a weeklong retreat.