You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the Caribbean system.
The literacy rate in Saint Kitts and Nevis is over 90%, and education is free and compulsory for 12 years.
Elementary education lasts for seven years followed by four years of secondary education at the first level (Middle Education) and two at the second level (Secondary Education).
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Carabian Islands. 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, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.
Admission and enrolment 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.
St. Kitts International Academy
Morgan Heights, Canada Estates, St. Kitts
Tel: +869 466 1026
Tuition Rates: From $17,145 EC ($6,350) to $20,690 EC ($7,650) [school year 2021/22]
St. Kitts International Academy’s Elementary and Middle School programs have an international set of standards based on best practices throughout the world. Students are prepared to meet standards similar to those set in the US and Canada with an approach to the local population. Nowadays, S.K.I. Academy has a unique high school program that offers children an alternative to the Caribbean-CXC program, allowing students to graduate with an Ontario Secondary Schools Diploma.
The Montessori Academy applies the Montessori method on elementary education as an approach to education focuses on talents, gifts, and special individuality of each child by providing a stimulating environment where pupils can explore, touch and learn at their own pace. Moreover, at the Montessori Academy, students can participate in cooperative sports and games, as well as French and Spanish lessons, and music.
The Nevis International Secondary School
Nevis International Secondary School
Old St John's Buillding,
St. John's Parish
Tel: +1 869 469 7006 | +1869 766 5070
Tuition Rates: $3,000 EC per term ($1,110 per term) [school year 2021/22]
The Nevis International Secondary School is the only private Secondary School on the island of Nevis. It provides quality secondary education to the students of Nevis from ages 11-17. Junior classes [Grade 1&2] follow the educational curriculum of the Federal Government of St Kitts and Nevis, while students in senior classes [Grade 3,4 & 5] are taught according to an enriched Curriculum prescribed by the Caribbean Examination Council [CXC], with special accommodations for SATs in Grades 4 & 5.