deCarteret College – Fund Raising Project

deCarteret College will be 100 years in 2019, but the celebration begins now! 


For many of us, especially those who were boarders from the 1960s onward, traversing the seemingly endless Jacob’s Ladder daily was an experience we will never forget. For others, it was an alternate albeit taxing route to the chapel. Whatever your memories, Jacob’s Ladder is a part of DC’s mystique and history. As we embark on a new chapter of the school’s development with the building of a 6th form  college on lands formerly occupied by “Top School” (the dormitories), the DC Alumni Association is launching the JACOB’S LADDER Fundraising project. 

Each alumnus is being asked to contribute a minimum of J$15,000 or US$150 for a commemorative tile with his or her name along with years of attendance at DC. The tiles will be placed on the walls of Jacob’s Ladder as a demonstration of your support in building a new phase of the school’s history.   

All proceeds from the sale of tiles will go towards the building of the 6th form college.

OUR TARGET: J$10,000,000

To get your tile, please click here to Order yours now! Your order will be submitted to [email protected]

Alternatively, you may email the following information directly to us. 
1. Your Name
2. Name to be engraved on tile (maximum of 18 characters allowed)
3. Years spent at DC
4. Amount contributed
5. Deposit date, bank transaction info (send a copy of deposit slip/transfer confirmation)
Direct deposits or online transfer can be made to the DCAA account at: Bank of Nova Scotia, Scotia Centre, Kingston (Branch number 50765). 
Account Name: deCarteret College Past Students Association
Savings Account number: 010720947.

Cheques payable to deCarteret College Past Students Association or Diocesan Church Fund with notation for DeCarteret College Jacob’s Ladder Project will also be accepted

All tiles will be sent directly to the school for mounting. You will be informed when yours is completed and mounted. 
Help us to reach our goal by spreading the word to other DC alumni.


Families of deceased alumni are welcomed to participate on behalf of their dearly departed loved ones.

A quarry tile is a very hard, impervious paving tile made from the ground minerals formed and fired in much the same way as is used to make brick. They are typically harder than ordinary clay bricks, due to the minerals used and the high firing temperatures. Unlike clay terracotta, quarry tiles are not porous and will resist water.

Width of tile: 8 inches (20 cm)
Height of tile: 4 inches (13 cm)
Thickness: 0.375 inch (0.95 cm)

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 The Jacob’s Ladder initiative represents the physical embodiment of our motto AEDIFICAMUS as it provides the opportunity for us as alumni to participate in the building of our school’s future. We are building!