Bishop Michael Eldon School

Bishop Michael Eldon School

(Formerly Freeport Anglican High/Discovery Primary School)

In the Northern Bahamas, on the island of Grand Bahama, Bishop Michael Eldon School (Freeport Anglican High School and Discovery Primary School) originally known as Freeport High School and re-named Freeport Anglican High School opened its doors in September of 1965. Over the next three years the campus was developed with the addition of more rooms. In 1975 the school was taken over by the ACEA. Fr. Bishop, who had been headmaster at St. John’s College for many years, was appointed principal. Like its sister and brother schools on New Providence the success of the school can be seen in its graduates who have made contributions nationally and internationally. Lady Henrietta St. George founded Discovery Primary School in a cottage in the garden of her Freeport home. In 1991 Lady Henrietta built the new Discovery Primary School on the grounds of Freeport Anglican High School. In 1993 she donated the buildings to the Diocese and Discovery Primary became a part of the Anglican Schools family. Both schools have flourished. In September 2005 the school was renamed Bishop Michael Eldon School after Bishop Michael Hartley Eldon, the first Bahamian Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

From 1954 through 1962 Bishop Eldon served as Assistant Master at St. John's College. In 1962 he began his ministry on Grand Bahama Island, where he taught, served as Rural Dean, Archdeacon, probation officer and Chairman of the Grand Bahama Christian Council. Bishop Eldon retired as Lord Bishop of Nassau in 1996.

School Crest: The crest is a shield divided into three sections. One section depicts three birds representing egrets that were once plentiful on Grand Bahama and the indigenous scrub pine; the second has a sail ship with a cross on its sail; and the third has the school’s initials in capitals BMES.

School Motto: Lux Mentis Lux Orbis invenire veritatem: The Light of the Mind, the Light of the World – Discover the Truth

School Hymns: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

 

Contact Info:
Bishop Michael Eldon School
East Sunrise Highway
Freeport, P.O. Box F-40667
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Ph. 242-373-3579
Fax 242-373-2834
E info.bmes@aceaschools.org