Independent Schools in Belize

Primary female–male ratio: 0.91:1 (2010)

Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 22:1 (2010)

Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 17:1 (2010)

There are ten years of compulsory education starting at age five. Primary school, which is free of charge, comprises eight years and secondary four. Some 95% of pupils complete primary school (2008). The school year starts in September. The Caribbean Examinations Council, established in 1972 by an agreement among 15 English-speaking Commonwealth Caribbean countries and territories, provides examinations and certification at secondary and post-secondary levels. Qualifications offered by the Council include the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (in 33 subjects, for students at the end of the secondary education cycle); Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (for post-secondary students entering the world of work and for those candidates who wish to continue their further education at the tertiary level); Caribbean Vocational Qualification; and, since 2005, Associate Degrees.

Independent Schools organisations in Belize
Belize Christian Academy
Bethel Primary School
Canaan S D A High School
Hummingbird Elementary School
Punta Gorda Methodist School