1894: Naparima College was started by Canadian missionary, Dr. Rev. Kenneth J. Grant.

1900: Recognized as an Assisted Secondary School.

1904: First graduating class with Cambridge Senior School Certificates.

1917: Transferred to present location in Paradise Pasture.

1936: First graduating class with Higher School Certificates.

1957: Won first Open Scholarship

1961: First native principal, Rev. J.F. Seunarine, appointed.

1966: Mr. Allan McKenzie appointed principal.

1968: Mr. James Sammy and Mr. Ivan Bissesar retired after many years of sterling service.

1976: Naps won the following trophies: National Championship Cricket, National Junior Cricket, National Intercol final - Football

1987: Won President's Gold Medal: Asad Mohammed.

1996: Mr. Edison Sookoo appointed principal.


Naparima College has become the first choice boys' school in the south as a result of Ministry of Education statistics based on student performance and parental preference. Entrance requirements at the Form 1 level are about 95% and over in the Common Entrance exam.

1996 CXC results show that 122 Naparima students wrote O' Level exams of which 116 obtained full passes (five subjects or more).

88% of Naparima students who wrote A' Level exams gained full certificates.