Baptist Academy of Antigua

  • Founded by Dr. Hensworth W.C. Jonas in 1991
  • An agency of the East Caribbean Baptist Mission (ECBM)
  • Four divisions: Secondary, Elementary, Preschool and Daycare
  • 34 full-time and 8 part-time faculty and staff positions
  • 15 university graduates on staff and several currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes
  • Current enrollment for 2011-2012 academic year: 429
  • Curricula: A-Beka (entire school), Caribbean Examinations Council (Form 1 to Form 5), Government of Antigua & Barbuda (Kindergarten to Grade 6), ECBM Bible Curriculum (entire school)
  • 100% of Baptist Academy students that have taken the national Common Entrance Examinations have passed every year.
  • #1 position in the national Common Entrance Examinations in Antigua & Barbuda in 2011.
  • 84% of the 25 students submitted for Common Entrance in 2011 were in the Top One Hundred
  • #1 position in the Common Entrance Examinations in Antigua & Barbuda for 6 of the last 9 years
  • 100% pass rate in the CSEC examinations in 2011
  • #1 position in the CSEC (CXC) examinations in Antigua & Barbuda in 2009. The #1 student passed 10 subjects with 10 distinctions. In 2009 and 2010, all the 5th Form students were recipients of one or more awards at the National LIME CXC Awards.
  • 100% of Baptist Academy students that have taken the CSEC(CXC) examinations have passed four (4) to eleven (11) General proficiency subjects at one sitting with Mathematics and English A always included
  • 3 dramatic presentations annually – Christmas, Easter & Summer (Prize-Giving and Graduation)
  • Music: Voice training & music theory with flutophone instruction, Baptist Academy Steel Ensemble
  • Sports: intramural track & field, intramural & varsity basketball, intramural soccer
  • 2011 Senior Basketball League Champions in the Antigua & Barbuda Inter-School Basketball Championship
  • 2009 Junior Basketball Champions in the Antigua & Barbuda Inter-School Basketball Championship.
  • 2009 and 2010 Junior Boys Champions in both the league and play-offs
  • Annual Sports Day at Baptist Retreat Center (Inter-House Athletic Championship)

School Notices

Administration News

On November 1, 2011, Dr. H. W. C. Jonas was appointed by the office of the Governor-General of Antigua & Barbuda as a Grand Cross in the Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (GCH) for his service in the field of education.

Ms. Nadine Smith completed her Master of Education degree (M.Ed.—Teaching & Learning) at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She completed her course of study with High Distinction and a GPA of 4.0.

Secondary News

CXC Performance
We had the Top CXC Student in Antigua and Barbuda in 2009. The student was Ariel Maynard who gained 10 distinctions in the following subject areas – English A & B, Mathematics, Spanish, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Social Studies, Principles of Accounts & Principles of Business.
In the previous year, 2008, Ariadne Walker gained 10 distinctions.
We had a 100% pass rate in the 2011 sitting of the examination.
This past academic year was the 8th year that the Baptist Academy has entered students for the CXC/CSEC examinations.

Secondary News

CXC Performance
No one has ever failed English A or Mathematics in all eight years.
For the past three years, all the students gained a distinction (Grade 1) in English A. In 2009, all the 11 students submitted gained distinctions in Mathematics. In 2010, all the 13 students submitted also gained distinctions in Mathematics; and in 2011 all but 2 students of our 14 submitted gained a Grade 1 in Mathematics with the two earning a Grade 2.
All 8 students who were submitted for the 2010 CSEC Principles of Accounts Examination received a Grade 1.

Elementary News

Common Entrance Examinations Performance
Over 1,600 students wrote the Common Entrance Examinations in Antigua & Barbuda.
The Baptist Academy submitted 25 candidates.
Of that number, 21 were in the Top One Hundred.
This represents the highest number of all the private and public Elementary schools on the island.
7 students were in the Top Ten.
#1 – Akanii Simon, #3 – Shaunna Archibald & Nicholas Thomas, #5 – Dexter Laurence, #8 – Jenee Henry, #9 – Dejaun Harris, #10 – Galair Prevost

School Calendar Highlights

Annual Sports Day (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) February 10, 2012
Semester Break (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) February 16 – 17, 2012
Fun Day (Pre-School Division) February 17, 2012
Easter Programme
Lower Elementary & Pre-School - April 3, 2012, Secondary & Upper Elementary – April 5, 2012
Baptist Academy Steel Ensemble Presentation April 9, 2012
Easter Vacation (Secondary & Elementary Divisions) April 10 – 13, 2012
Secondary & Elementary Divisions reopen April 16, 2012