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International Schools in Haiti

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

Education in Haiti

Haiti's long-term issues with the economy and infrastructure have resulted in a less than ideal public education system. The devastating earthquake of 2010 further impacted the ability of the country to educate it's youth. The literacy rate is only about 50%.

Education in Haiti begins at preschool, which is followed by 9 years of Fundamental Education (first, second and third cycles). Elementary education is compulsory for children between 6 and 11. Secondary education comprises 4 years of schooling.

International Schools

Because of these hardships, many children attend international private schools. These may be run by Canada, France, or the United States, and are often church-run. International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Haiti. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. 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.

Accreditation & Membership

  • 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.
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is an association of evangelical Protestant Christian schools.

Port-au-Prince

Union School (USH)
Address: Route du Canape-Vert
Petion-Ville, Haiti
Tel: (509) 2943-4923
Tuition Rates: US$6,150 - 10,000 per year

Founded in 1919, this school is a private, coeducational day school. It offers an American style college preparatory education to students of all nationalities in pre kindergarten through grade 12. Instruction is in English. It is accredited by SACS-CASI.

New Caribbean American School (NCAS)
Address: 56 Rue Lambert,
Pétion-Ville Haiti
Tel: +509 31 95 1415 ; +1 904 337-9722
Tuition Rates: Inquire at School

NCAS continues the legacy of two outstanding institutions; New American School and Ms. Robinson's Caribbean American School. The synergy brought about by this union is a strong educational background utilizing the NY standard curriculum and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based projects in our PK-2 through 12th-grade classrooms. Juniors & Seniors undergo preparatory classes for the SAT & TOEFL exams. Furthermore, each graduate receives a certified evaluation of their high school transcript from World Education Services permitting them to apply to any college and university of their choice.

Morning Star Christian Academy (MSCA)
Address: 2ieme Rue H. Lechaud
Delmas 31, Port Au Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 3944 5583
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

MSCA has classes from pre-school to 12th grade. English language curriculum for families are planning to send their children to the United States for higher learning with Christian principles. The school provides 4 types of diplomas: vocational diploma (20 credits) is given to students who do not meet requirements for entrance into any college due to a lack of foundational skills; general diploma (22 credits) is given to students who take some below high school level courses but meet a general standard to graduate; college preparatory diploma (25 credits) requires students to take all high school level courses from 9th to 12th Grade; and honors diploma (27 credits) requires students to take all of the highest level high school courses available. MSCA is registered with the College Board of America. All students are given the Stanford Achievement Test each year. Our 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT each year, and our seniors register to take the SAT, ACT and TOFEL test as to meet the requirements of graduation.

The New Victorian School (TNVS)
Address: Avenue N #13
Turgeau, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: 011-509-3-443-5780/786-380-4533
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Non-profit private institution, The New Victorian School is divided into four sections: Bi-Lingual Academic Section (English/French), Early Bird English for Children, Music Section, and Vocational Section for Youth and Adults. The French Academic Program follows the Haiti Minister of Education's curriculum and part of the French curriculum from France, and the American Academic Program is based on a high-level, Christian-oriented curriculum. Our new English-French merge curriculum will allow all TNVS students to successfully integrate into the United States school system.

Quisqueya Christian School
Address: 4 Delmas 75
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 2816-3000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Quisqueya Christian School's is an international Christian school that uses an American-style, college preparatory curriculum. QCS holds full accreditation with two accrediting agencies, ACSI and AdvancED.

The Haitian Academy (HA)
Address: Route Nationale #1, 25km / P.O. Box 1633
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 3741-0898 / (509) 3421-9672 (Haiti)
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private, coeducational, school offering two sections: an American section in English, and a Haitian section in French, Creole and English. In the American section, children are enrolled in Preschool (2, 3 and 4 years old), Elementary School (kindergarten – 6th grade), Middle School (7th, and 8th grades) and High School (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades). In the Haitian section, children are enrolled in Preschool (2, 3 and 4 years old), Elementary (1er and 2e cycle et 3e cycle Fondamentale), Middle School(7th, 8th, 9th year) and the Secondary ( 3e, 2nd, Rheto, Philo). The American section follows the curriculum of the New York Board of Education, and the Haitian section follows the curriculum of the Ministry of National Education of Haiti with an international emphasis.

French School in Port-au-Prince

Lycée Alexandre-Dumas à Haiti
Address: BP 2213 - rue Marcadieu
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: (509) 22 45 61 39 / 22 45 99 53
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is an approved French language school. Curriculum is approved by the French Ministry of National Education and is subsidized by the AEFE.