You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Bermuda with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Bermuda. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Bermuda. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.
Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.
Education on the Caribbean Island of Bermuda is compulsory from age 5 to 18. Attendance is free for attending a state school. The system was once in Bermuda were once racially segregated and there are still some issues of race as the two formally maintained "white" schools transitioned to private schools. Bermuda's private school sector has a long history with several schools open for over 100 years. Private schools in Bermuda are self-governing. Many families in Bermuda transfer their children to overseas schools or universities for further education.
The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is in association of schools in North America. The Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is an accrediting body of Canadian schools around the world.
Bermuda High School
Address: 19 Richmond Rd
Pembroke HM 08 Bermuda
Tel: (441) 278-3008
Tuition Rates: $18,354 - 19,990 per year
The Bermuda High School is an all-girls school from Year One to Year Eleven. However, it is co-educational for the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is the only Round Square School.
Saltus Grammer School
Address: 108 St. John's Road
Pembroke HM 09 Bermuda
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
Saltus Grammar School is a co-educational, independent day school for students between the ages of 4 and 18. It is a member of NAIS and CAIS. Curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and North American curriculum.
Mount Saint Agnes Academy
Address: 19 Dundonald Street West
Hamilton HM 09, Bermuda
Tel: (441) 292-4134
Tuition Rates: $15,807 per year
Opened on 1890, Mount Saint Agnes Academy provides quality education in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Uniforms are required. The academic program offers classes from Kindergarten to 12th grade and it follows the North American system of Grades.
Address: 117 Middle Road
Warwick PG 01 Bermuda
Tel: (441) 236 1917
Tuition Rates: $16,266 per year
This school has been open in Bermuda for over 350 years and is the oldest school on the island. There are GCSE and IGCSE courses, based on the UK national curriculum. The school offers the IB Diploma in years 12 and 13. Every student is required to take part in at least two extra-curricular activities. Community service is compulsory in years 7 to 9. The school has a strict dress code and boys up to year 9 must wear khaki short pants above the knee, with navy long socks.
Address: 234 Middle Road
Southampton SN BX, Bermuda
Tuition Rates: $11,500 per year
Bermuda Institute is committed to encouraging its students to develop a personal relationship with God in an academic environment. The school is comprised of elementary school to high school. Children are required to appear for the IOWA basic skills test through out their 12 years of schooling. In the years 11 and 12, the students have the option to sit the ACT, SAT and PSAT exams.
Address: 107 Middle Road
Devonshire DV 06
Tel: (441) 236-9797
Tuition Rates: $10,500 - 18,810 per year
This was initially founded as a Montessori school for ages 3-12, and eventually expanded. The IB Middle Years Program was setup in 2001 as the facility continues to grow. The school is still associated with the montessori program, International Baccalaureate Organisation, and CAIS.