How We’ve Grown


1999-2001 Full-time special education program begins with 1 teacher and 8 students in a renovated trailer at St. Francis de Sales school. Enrollment grows to 2 teachers and 22 students over 3 years and program moves to a classroom after 2 years.


2002 ECC moves to present location after Catholic Board of Education agrees to accept us as an alternative school under their umbrella. We are granted the use of the old Catholic school property and agree to raise all funds necessary to renovate, expand and operate the school.


2004 A gift provides funds for materials to build Seydel Hall. Volunteers, including Youth on a Mission, a youth mission group from Vero Beach, Florida provide the labor.


Prime Minister Christie visits ECC for dedication of Seydel Hall. Enrollment grows to 44 students and 9 staff.


2006 ECC Campus grows to 3 buildings after Sochet Hall is built to house classrooms and administrative offices. 2007-2011 ECC expands vocational businesses and job internships. Over the next few years, ECC adds the sale of utensil packets, packaged soap, restored furniture, and hand-sewn crafts as products.


September 2013 Starfish Enterprises (ECC Training Center) opened its doors with 11 full time trainees.


2014 ECC expands Nutrition Program and Tuck Shop with the addition of an outside eating area and kitchen renovations.


ECC has serviced an average of 100 students for the past 5 years.




By 2019 ECC officially became a Green School that is recognized by BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation) certification and has currently installed 24 solar panels on the rooftop of the ECC buildings. In addition, transitional living has entered and mostly completed their first stage of the four-stage process. Stage one entails life skills education that is provided daily on campus by a full time transitional living teacher. A teacher with residential experience has been on staff for two years teaching transitional independent life skills and vocational skills.