This list contains the most popular international and bilingual schools in Anguilla, including nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools. Listings offer information on the availability of the International Baccalaureate and/or other accreditation in Anguilla with fee information. Schools usually follow the British model with instruction in English.
Education in Anguilla
The Anguillan education system is based largely on the British model with English instruction. It is free and compulsory from the ages 5 to 15. The academic year is three terms from mid-September to mid-July. There is a summer, Christmas, and Easter break.
The first 6 years of school are spent in primary school with a core curriculum of arts, mathematics, social studies, and physical education. Secondary school takes 3 years to complete. Graduating students work for their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examination.. They must pass four subjects, then they study for two more years to complete their A-Levels. If they complete their A-levels, they should be able to attend university internationally.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in American Samoa. 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, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French with other secondary languages offered. 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.
- 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.
International Schools in Anguilla
International Schools in The Valley
Omololu International School (OIS)
Address: P.O Box 703, The Valley, Anguilla BWI, AI2640
Tuition Rates: US $5,850 - 7,350 per year
Omololu International School was founded in 1994. It caters to local, regional and expatriate primary children from over 25 different countries. Instruction is in English with French and Spanish as foreign languages. OIS offers a curriculum that is in line with both the National Educational Standards of Anguilla and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). It uses a combination of Anguillian national texts as well as the most current international pedigogical methods. Uniforms are required.
Central Christian School
Address: The Valley AI2640
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school
Central Christian School uses the Abeka Curriculum, which is Bible based, in addition to the government curriculum. The school caters to grades 3, 5 and 6 classes in preparation for the Test of Standards Examination and CPEA examinations..