Independent Schools in Nauru
Gross enrolment overall: 53.0% (2008)
Primary female–male ratio: 1.06:1 (2008)
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.20:1 (2008)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 20:1 (2008)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 21:1 (2008)
There are 11 years of compulsory education starting at age six. The school year starts in January.
Most schools in Nauru are state-run, offering free education for all and transportation by school bus, while parents must meet costs such as uniforms, excursions and stationery. The National Sustainable Development Strategy focuses on improving primary and secondary school attendance ratios and matriculation rates as well as developing a new national curriculum. Kayser College is a Catholic private school in the Ewa district, though it is heavily subsidised by the government, offering classes from pre-school to year 10 of secondary school.