Independent Schools in Samoa

 

Primary female – male ratio: 0.98:1 (2009)

Secondary female – male ratio: 1.13:1 (2009)

Primary pupil – teacher ratio: 32:1 (2009)

Secondary pupil – teacher ratio: 21:1 (2009)

There are ten years of compulsory education starting at age five. The government began to introduce free education in 2009. As well as state schools, there are several faith schools. The school year starts in February.