Westwood High school in Stewart Town, Trelawny will remain closed for the rest of this week, following a fire at the institution last night.
The principal of the All-Girls boarding institution, Karen Francis, spoke with Nationwide News today.
Ms. Francis is estimating losses to equipment at $3-million to $4-million.
Westwood High School was founded in 1882 and is ranked among the top five Jamaican high schools, based on CXC passes last year.
Over 200 girls board at Westwood.
Meanwhile, Acting Divisional Head of the Falmouth Fire Brigade, Assistant Superintendent Antonio Robinson, says they were able to contain the fire, preventing damage to other sections of the school.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Assistant Superintendent Robinson says they’ve started investigations.