Independent Schools in Dominica

Gross enrolment overall: 74.5% (2007)

Primary female–male ratio: 0.99:1 (2009)

Secondary female–male ratio: 1.06:1 (2009)

Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 16:1 (2009)

Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 14:1 (2009)

There are 10 years of compulsory education starting at age five. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five. Some 89% of pupils complete primary school (2007). 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. Children with special needs are catered for by institutions such as the School for the Hearing Impaired and Alpha Centre.

Independent Schools organisations in Dominica
Kairi School of Music