The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

Parent Testimonials


Raymond McKenzie
Father of Amethyst (MYP 2)

We chose The Codrington School for our children's education because Codrington pursues and embodies the very ethos of excellence through the International Baccalaureate program. We, as a family, are privileged to be part of this stimulating environment of dedicated teachers who encourage and assist our children to be the best that they can be. Seeking and attaining excellence is the root codon of the DNA of The Codrington School.

Shawn & Warren Mottley
Mother & father of Emmanuelle (MYP 5) and Laurenne (MYP 2)

My husband and I chose The Codrington School because we believe an IB education is the direction of the future and will best prepare our children for life in the 21st Century. We hope our children will go on to pursue university degrees overseas, and we have noted that more and more universities in the USA, Canada and the UK are seeking students with IB Diplomas. We specifically chose this school based on the strength of its programmes, the quality of its teachers and its administrative staff and also the nurturing and enriching learning environment provided by its beautiful campus. After our first week, we are very pleased with our initial interactions with the teachers, administrative staff and parents as they all have been extremely welcoming, professional and helpful. However, the greatest confirmation that we made the right choice, has been in the smiles and excitement of our children at the end of each day so far!

Dan and Marianne LeVan
Parents of Lynnea(PYP 8)

Our family was and remains attracted to The Codrington School, because the style of teaching suits our daughter's style of learning, the school promotes diversity, as more than 30 different countries are represented, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Program continues to appeal to us, as the learner profile is rooted in most, if not all, subjects, and the inquiry based foundation enables the students, including our 11 year old daughter, to not only think outside the box, but sometimes think outside the room the box is in.  We believe the hands-on approach connects our daughter's discovery and learning to everyday life situations.  This is an invaluable application in our view.  Additionally, the class sizes are managed, which fosters favorable student teacher ratios. Our daughter maintains a positive attitude about Codrington, including her teachers, classmates, and the staff.  She enjoys going to school, and has found some of her closest friends there.  As parents, we have also developed some wonderful relationships with other families and staff members.  We embrace these personal connections, knowing the important role they play in our family's life. Even though Codrington rests on a beautiful setting in the midst of whispering pines overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the draw of the school is much more about the people, than the place.  We count ourselves blessed to be part of the Codrington family.

Madeleine Asuncion
Mother of Elena (PYP 3)

Siempre que buscamos colegio, le damos gran importancia a la calidad humana que rodeará a nuestros hijos. Estoy convencida de que estar con personas que te enriquezcan y afloren lo mejor de tu propia escencia es lo que nos ayudará a lograr ese anhelado balance en la vida, entre el éxito y la felicidad. Todos tenemos recuerdos de personas que marcaron nuestros años de estudiantes, que influyeron de alguna manera en nuestras trayectorias, estoy segura de que Elena tendrá valiosas influencias en su paso por Codrington.

Constanza Verdina
Mother of Laura (DP 2)

llegamos a Barbados hace 3 meses. El cambio de culturas ha sido difícil considerando que venimos de una ciudad bastante grande como es Buenos Aires. Para mi hija Laura(18) ha sido aun mas difícil . En un principio extraño mucho sus maestros, sus amigos y su colegio en general. pero poco a poco se ha dado cuenta que en Codrington School puede tener experiencias diferentes. Rápidamente fue acogida por sus compañeros. Los niños locales son muy especiales y con mente abierta. aceptan fácilmente a todos los nuevos estudiantes y los hacen sentir como en casa. Los maestros son excelentes y el programa académico insuperable donde se enfoca en las necesidades personales y académicas de cada estudiante. las actividades extracurriculares son muy variadas y hay para todos los gustos. En este periodo Laura está practicando surfing y tenis además de muchas otras actividades que organiza el colegio. En tan corto tiempo veo que Laura se ha ido adaptando muy bien a su nuevo ambiente y ha tenido un año escolar lleno de aventuras y nuevos amigos.

Carlos Reiche and Lara Blanco
Parents of Florencia(MYP 3) and Tomas (PYP 4)

We were attracted to Codrington because we were looking for the kind of liberal and progressive education that the institution offers.  Codrington also provided us with a much needed support platform for our children who left their country for the first time and had to start school in a new language.  We are happy about the decision we made.  The kids had a smooth start in Barbados and academically speaking we can see that they are stimulated, they have acquired new skills and are flourishing in the environment that the school offers.