You will find below a list of the most popular international schools for expats in Palau with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Palau. Schools usually follow the American curriculums with English speaking program..
Education in Palau
The archipelago of Palau n the western Pacific Ocean is a dream destination. The northern island of Koror is the former capital, and Babeldaob is the current. Most services are centered here.
The education system is based on the American system and offers compulsary education for grades Kindergarten to 12 where students graduate or reach the age of 16. It is divided into elementary school for 6 years, with about 2/3 of students continuing to high school. Students may choose to work otward their high school diploma, a vocational diploma, or an individualized diploma. The system is based on credits achieved.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (primarily multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Palau. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. 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
- Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is among the premier accrediting associations in the world.
- New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) is a regional accrediting association which establishes standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to doctoral.
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is an official academic body responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools.
International School in Koror
Palau Community College (PCC)
Address: P.O. Box 9,
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
Tel: 680 488-2470
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
Palau Community College provides both practical and theoritical courses for students. There is a range of extracurriculars like sports. It is accredited by the ACCJC and WASC.