You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in US Virgin Islands 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 US Virgin Islands. Schools may follow the American or British curriculums.
US Virgin Islands Education
Public schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands are managed by the USVI Department of Educatio. Schools are located in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.
The education system is modeled on the U.S. with similar accrediting procedures. It operates in English and is compulsory for 12 years (5-17 years old).
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in US Virgin Islands. 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. 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.
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. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is an accrediting body for schools around the world.
Membership in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and the Association for School Curriculum and Development (ASCD), Association of Trust Schools (ATS) also provide information about standards and practices.
International Schools in US Virgin Islands
Address: 7280 Frenchman's Bay # 16-1
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Tel: 340 776 1600
Tuition Rates: $10,500 - 19,600 per year
Antilles School is a private, college preparatory, co-educational school. It is available for children from 2 years old through grade 12. Advanced Placement courses offered include: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Economics Macro & Micro, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, and United States History. There are also many options for persuing arts and athletics.
Address: 36 Estate Orange Grove
Christiansted, VI 00820
Tel: 340 718 7909
Tuition Rates: $9,500 - 11,900 per year
AZ Academy is from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It is accredited by MSA.
Gifft Hill School
Address: 9-5 Estate Bellevue
St. John, VI 00830
Tuition Rates: $5,995 - 17,250 per year
GHS caters to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Curriculum is based on the National Core Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards for Science, and a blend of California and US Virgin Islands standards for Social Studies. It offers a full range of extra-curriculars. It is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and MSA.
Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
Address: 6936 Vessup Lane
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Tel: 340 775 6360
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school
VIMSIA is an IB World School and offers the Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12 as well as the Middle Years Programme. There are Spanish language classes and extra-curriculars. It is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and MSA.