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Berbice High School

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The Berbice High School is located at the junction of North and Princess Elizabeth Roads, New Amsterdam, Berbice. It was established for boys on September 5, 1916, on the lower flat at the residence of Reverend J.A. Scrimgeour. Due to the growing number of students a separate building was needed which was built in 1920 and became known as the ‘Boys Building’. The Canadian Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church of Canada later established a school for girls. These schools remained separate until 1941 when they became one as the Berbice High School. This school celebrated its centenary anniversary in September 2016.