International Schools in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 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 Vincent and The Grenadines. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under their own and unique educational system.

Education in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Educational framework existent in this Caribbean nation is comprised of three levels. These include primary education (seven years); two-phased secondary education (first stage for five years and second stage for two years); and tertiary education (minimum of three years for college degree).

Also, there are some alternative programs for higher instruction such as vocational and technical courses. Special schooling for adult education and handicapped education are provided, too.

  • Primary Education: Education on the twin Islands of St. Vincent and The Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea is free, but NOT compulsory, which undoubtedly contributes to the nation’s alarming record of child labour. Primary school lasts for 7 years. Only few of those enrolled in basic schooling continues to the secondary level due to non-affordable tuition fees. College education is barely available to locals through scholarship grants.
  • Secondary Education: Attendance at secondary school hovers around 60% for both sexes. The first phase of this lasts for 5 years. This is followed by a further 2 year period for students intending to study further at tertiary level abroad.
  • Vocational Education: General vocational training is provided by the department of public works, and agricultural training by the ministry of agriculture. The ministry of education is responsible for adult education.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. 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.

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.
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education, complemented by grants and awards.
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation that serves, supports and represents its member schools.
  • 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.
  • Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger, AEFE) is a national public agency under the administration of the French government that assures the quality of schools teaching the French national curriculum outside France.
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents over 1100 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad.

International schools in Kingstown

OneSchool Global St Vincent Campus
Glen Main Road
Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: +784 456-9739
Tuition Rates: Inquire to school

OneSchool Global is a truly global school, with over 120 campuses in 20 countries, including cities such as New York, Paris, Sydney, Rome, Auckland, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and San Francisco. OneSchool Global has adopted a self-directed approach to learning. In self-directed learning (SDL), it is the student who takes both the initiative and the responsibility for their learning. In essence, the students are “learning to learn.” The self-directed journey is one in which students learn to think critically, to process information perceptually, to analyse data accurately and evaluate situations intelligently in order that they fulfil their true potential.
The Learning to Learn Framework was designed specifically for the OneSchool network and is based on research and best practice, and extensive consultation with members of the school community.