History

History

Rooted in the belief that all children possess God-given talents deserving of cultivation, the ACEA's philosophy centers on providing every child with an opportunity to receive an education that not only nurtures their academic growth but also facilitates their spiritual, physical, social, and emotional development.

Our Philosophy

All children have the right to be given the opportunity to develop their God-given talent and to receive an education that will help them build God’s Kingdom.

The Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) stands as the cornerstone of educational excellence within the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Established by the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas, the ACEA was tasked with directing the overarching policies of Diocesan Education, managing staff recruitment and conditions of service, expanding physical infrastructure, managing finances, and fostering collaboration with church schools and educational authorities.

Milestones and Achievements

Since its inception, the ACEA has been instrumental in shaping the educational landscape of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Notable achievements include hosting the inaugural Anglican Schools’ Week, a celebration aimed at instilling pride in students for their Anglican educational heritage. During this week-long event, students had the opportunity to hear success stories from alumni, reinforcing the value of the lessons imparted by their schools.

The ACEA takes pride in its role as a ministry dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Through its commitment to providing a holistic education, the ACEA has produced over 25,000 graduates, each equipped with the skills and values instilled by their Anglican education.

Under the leadership of Italia Davies, ACEA Director, the organization has navigated challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating resilience and adaptability. Despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, ACEA schools continued to excel academically, athletically, and artistically, reaffirming the effectiveness of Anglican education in nurturing well-rounded individuals.