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International Schools in Dominican Republic

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French education system.

Education in Dominican Republic

There are quality public, private, and religious schools in the Dominican Republic. Education in the Dominican Republic is free and compulsory, but this is rarely enforced. Uniforms are required to attend most schools and auxiliary items like pens and pencils are unaffordable for a portion of the population. Unfortunately all of this means that an estimated 85% of Dominicans are officially literate. Several non-profit organizations and the government are actively seeking to improve the system.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Dominican Republic. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also 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.

Schools accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education offer certificates which are valid for entrance to Dominican, European and US universities. Students planning to enter college in the US may wish to attend a school which has been accredited by the US Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Those interested in studying in Europe should consider a school where the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) curriculum is used.

Accreditations & Associations

Bonao

Colegio Adventista
Address: Autopista Duarte km 74 1/2
Sonador, Bonao, Provincia Monseñor Nouel, República Dominicana
Tel:
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Spanish speaking school with a minority of international students. Instruction is in Spanish. English and French instruction is provided.

Jarabacoa

Doulos Discovery School
Address: Avenida Confluencia 2
Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 574-2979
Tuition Rates: $85-175 US per month

A Christian bilingual (Spanish/English) school from kindergarten to 12th grade. It is recognized by the Secretary of Education in the Dominican Republic, and it is also accredited by the ACSI and AdvancED International. The curriculum prepares students to attend colleges both in the Dominican Republic and in the United States.

La Romana

Abraham Lincoln School
Address: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 730-1017
E-mail: alburquerque@crcltd.com.do
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Founded in the year 1917 by the Central Romana Corporation, this school first catered to children of its American employees. Today, the Abraham Lincoln school is a bilingual (English – Spanish) school. It's curriculum allows its students the ability to successfully continue their education in any University in the Dominican Republic, as well as some of universities in the United States.

Las Terrenas

French School in Las Terrenas

Ecole Francaise las Terrenas
Tel: 1-829 554 8033
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

E-mail: efltdir@yahoo.fr

Bilingual (French/Spanish) school that supports the French National Education system with the support of CNED. The school is a non-profit association which each parent a member by paying dues. Graduates may enter university in the Dominican Republic, France or abroad.

Rio San Juan

French School in Rio San Juan

Ecole française de la Costa Verde
Address: Escuela Francesa de la Costa Verde, autopista Gaspar Hernández-Rio San Juan km1, Rio San Juan, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sánchez, República Dominicana
Tel: 1-809 589 2636
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

E-mail: efcv.dir@gmail.com

This school was initially set-up as a non-profit association with parents providing the teaching, within the French National Education system, with the support of CNED. Nowadays the school as grown in popularity and employ teachers with university degrees, teaching children from primary to baccalaureat. They have set up partnerships including with the Lycée Français de Saint Domingue.

Santiago

Santiago Christian School
Address: Autopista Duarte Km 5
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809-570-6140
Tuition Rates: RD $87,034 - 164,191 per year

Santiago Christian School is an English-speaking Christian school, though most of the students are Catholic. The school provides education to students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The only fully US accredited school in Santiago. The majority of students are Dominican, and about 25% are from the US with no Dominican parent. Bible classes are required.

Santa Rosa School
Address: Av. Berlín 930
Comuna de San Miguel, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Tel: 5516285
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Offers Pre Kindergarten through to Grade 12. It is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Puerto Plata. It is a Spanish speaking school, but many foreigners attend this school as well.

Santo Domingo

American School of Santo Domingo (ASSD)
Address: Calle C #7, Cuesta Hermosa III, Arroyo Hondo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809-567-6824
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school offers U.S. type curriculum in English instruction. It has an elementary, middle, and high school. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) and by the Ministry of Education in the Dominican Republic. The ASSD is also an affiliate of the National Honor Society.

Ashton School
Address: Jacinto Mañón #16
Ensanche Paraíso, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 562-0891
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school caters to pre-kindergartners through 12th grade. It is accredited by SACS and recognized by the National Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (MINERD).

Americas BiCultural Academy (ABC)
Address: Calle Fernando Valerio no.2
Santa Domingo, La Julia, Dominican Republic
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual (Spanish/English), pre-school to bachillerato. It is privately administered, coeducational, bilingual, non-denominational institution founded in 1969. The school offers instruction in English for Pre-School and both in English and Spanish for Elementary and High School. Mandarin is taught from Elementary to 12th grade and French from grade five through high school. The English programs consist of a United States type curriculum and the Spanish programs consist of the official curriculum of the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic. It is accredited by the NPSAA in the United States, and the Ministry of Education in the Dominican Republic. It is a member of the ISA, CEA, and OACAC.

Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo (CMS)
Address: Av. Sarasota esq. Nuñez de Cáceres / Apartado Postal No.1169
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809-947-1000 / 1-866-446-9465
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Co-educational day school with an American college-preparatory curriculum. There is a elementary, middle, and High School. The varied international student body receives an English language immersion program.

Colegio Dominico-Americano
Address: Abraham Lincoln Avenue #21
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809-535-0665 Ext 3302
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Commonly known as El Domínico Americano, it was founded in 1947. There is Language School (EDI) with an English as a Foreign Language (EFL), program and a Spanish as a Second Language program, (SSL) for Foreigners.

LAM School International
Address: Calle Bonaire #130 ensanche Alma Rosa 1ra,
Santo Domingo Este, República Dominicana
Tel: 809-596-7452
Email: reception@lookatme.edu.do
Tuition Rates: 2,800-3,500 USD

LAM School International is a bilingual school with the standards of an institution from the United States, offering English instruction in the core subjects with the incorporation of the norms from the Dominican Ministry of Education for grades Nido- 12th grade. 

New Horizons Bilingual School
Address: Av. Sarasota, No. 51, Bella Vista
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 533-4915
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual (Spanish/English) school that offers pre-school to bachillerato. It is based on US curriculum, accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Saint George School
Address: Calle Porfirio Herrera No. 6
Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809 562 5262
E-mail: infomail@stgeorge.edu.do
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school offers the IB Diploma Programme. It is accredited by CIS, NEASC, and provides the Cambridge ESOL program - a certified English Program.

St. Joseph School (SJS)
Address: Ave. Pedro H. Ureña No. 95
Ens. La Esperilla, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 540-8992
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Saint Joseph School follows a U.S. style college preparatory curriculum in English. The School also complies with the Dominican Ministry of Education curriculum requirements by offering a Spanish language and Dominican social studies program.

St Michael's School
Address: Hector Inchaustegui (Federico Geraldino)
Piantini, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school E-mail: admisiones@sms.edu.do

Founded in 1991, this is a private U.S. style college preparatory school ranging from 1st through 12th grade. In order to meet the Dominican requirements for graduation, students are also required to take Spanish, Latin American and Dominican Social Studies, French (in secondary school) and must fulfill 60 hours of community service before graduation. The school is accredited by SACS and by the National Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (SEEBAC).

St. Patrick School
Address: Jose A. Aybar #163
La Esperilla, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 338-5995
E-mail: info@stpatrick.edu.do
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

It is an American type English School, with pre-school through high school education. It is fully accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education.

French School in Santo Domingo

Lycée Français de Saint Domingue
Address: Fray Cipriano de Utrera Rafael Damirón Esq. Jimenez Moya
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 809-533-3338
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school provides French language instruction and supports the French National Education system with the support of CNED. Students may be admitted from the age of 3 til graduation.

Sosúa

International School of Sosúa (ISS)
Address: La Mulata 1, El Batey
Sosúa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 571-3271
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

ISS is an accredited, co-educational, non-sectarian, private PreK-Grade 12 day school.

Garden Kids International School (GKIS)
Address: Las Caobas No4
El Batey, Sosúa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school was founded in 1998 to meet the needs of Dominican and foreign families who reside in the Dominican Republic. It provides dual English and Spanish languages and all levels of education from nursery (2 years-old) through tenth grade, with eleventh and twelfth opening