Independent Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
- Independent Schools
Primary female–male ratio: 0.97:1 (2010)
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.07:1 (2008)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 18:1 (2010)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 14:1 (2008)
There are seven years of compulsory education starting at age five. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five, with cycles of three and two years. Some 89% of pupils complete primary school (2009). 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.
There are numerous independent or private schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago. All private schools operating in the country must be registered with the Ministry of Education. The government provides subsidies to private education for primary, secondary and tertiary level institutions (TLIs). Private schools can be found throughout the country, but those in the capital, Port of Spain, include the Precious Little Angels, Bishop Anstey Junior, Blackman’s Private School, Holy Faith Preparatory, Holy Name Preparatory and Port of Spain. There are also about 147 private Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centres in the Port of Spain region.
|Independent Schools organisations in Trinidad and Tobago|
|Blackman's Private School||
|Bryn Mawr Private Primary School||
|Excelsior Private Secondary School||
|Lucia's Private School||
|Savonetta Private School||
|St Joseph Terrace Private School||
|St Xavier's Private School||