About The Haitian Project
The Haitian Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is a Catholic Mission which supports and operates Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding school for academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children’s education.
Imagine living in a place where...
A year's tuition for just one child, in public or private secondary school costs 25-40% of the average person's annual salary
Fewer than 5% of children graduate from high school
Nearly 70% of college graduates leave the country
At Louverture Cleary School...
Students receive a Haitian Ministry of Education-approved education, tuition-free
98% of graduates pass the Baccalaureat, Haiti's national exam
Over 90% of graduates are employed or enrolled in university in Haiti
Louverture Cleary School at a Glance
Female: 52% Male: 48%
Over 75% of graduates have a university degree
Over 95% of graduates are living in Haiti
98% of students pass the national high school exam
Students graduate knowing 4 languages: French, English, Spanish, and Haitian Kreyòl
Students collectively conduct more than 1,500 hours of structured community service every week—that's more than 75,000 supervised hours each school year!
Students regularly transfer their knowledge to more than 200 children and adults in the community through after-school literacy programs
The campus is 100% solar power efficient! Many thanks to the schools all over the United States, especially Arlington, VA, that provided funding, along with the engineers who dedicated their time to installing the panels, for making this a reality at LCS.