on the 21st of December l87l . At about that same time, Rev. Tregaskis encouraged
Mr. May to return to Freetown from London with a promise of becoming a future teacher
at the proposed secondary school. At seven o'clock on Monday morning the 6'h of April
1874, the Wesleyan Methodist Boys High School was born at the Falcon-
Brief history of the Methodist Boys' High School
The Methodist Boys' High School (then Wesleyan Methodist Boys' High School) was born
on the 6th of April 1874 under the leadership of Rev. Joseph Claudius May as the
first Principal. The founder was the Rev. Benjamin Tregaskis. Rev. May was born at
Charles Street in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the l4th of August 1845 to the late
Rev. Joseph May and Mrs. Annie May. In 1865 he sailed abroad to further his education
at the Boroughs Road College in London -
An alumni chapter of the Methodist Boys High School, one of Sierra Leone’s prominent schools was recently launched in Texas, USA.
In her welcome remarks, Dr. Sarah Cassell, the only alumna in the Texas Chapter, a Nursing Administrator, and Adjunct Professor . . .
Sadly, learning conditions at that beloved institution of mine are palpably deplorable. Lack of ideal learning environment for the students, absence of personal and professional incentives to attract the best teachers to the school, and more so, lack of strong leadership and adequate funding . . .