College Regina Asumpta or Monseigneur Cousineau in Cap-Haitian

The college, Regina Asumpta opened its doors as the first all-girls High School in Haiti's northern region and is today the only institution that operates a primary and secondary school, as well as a university of exclusively female students.


At the time, 1958, under the name of the bishop Albert Francois Cousineau, who traveled to Canada and found the Holy Cross Sisters, who oversee its running, the school was simply an all-girl high school. College Monseigneur Cousineau changed its location soon after opening as well as its name and has retained both changes for over 50 years.

At the forefront of progressive teaching, the school has been instrumental in shaping female minds, the imprint of which can be found in many forums around the world today. As one of the first to have taught sex education, even before the AIDS epidemic scared other institutions into following suit, the school has administered a series of ever-more groundbreaking, influential curricula to its studentship.

Their modern, unselfish approach to imparting education has seen the catholic school offer open arms to students of all religions. This tendency towards altruism also shows in their willingness to open their amenities, like their library and computer labs to students from other schools.

Their tertiary wing opened its doors in 1995, after studies on its viability were done by the Holy Cross Sisters. After the first seven years, 45 degrees had been earned and awarded within the walls of the school. The successes have been aided by the donations of national and international entities, a tradition which started with the efforts of the Monseigneur and have continued to shape the progress of the school to date.

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Carrie Napiorkowski says...

I have been at this school.

My Uncle, Father Denis Warburton was a Holy Cross Priest who worker closely with Sr. Maureen.

They ebelived that the way out of Poverty is through education.

The Denis Warburton Chapel & Yvette Mckean tech, center honor the memories of my Uncle Denis and my

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