Independent Schools in St Kitts and Nevis
- Independent schools
Gross enrolment overall: 75.3% (2009)
Primary female–male ratio: 0.97:1 (2009)
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.03:1 (2009)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 20:1 (2009)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 16:1 (2009)
There are 12 years of compulsory education starting at age five. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five, with cycles of three and two years. Some 74% 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 a number of independent or private schools in St Kitts and Nevis, around seven at the primary level and four at the secondary level. St Christopher’s preparatory, The Montessori School and St Theresa’s, all located on St Kitts, provide both primary and secondary teaching. The Lynn Jeffers High School is the only independent high school on the island of Nevis. Bellevue International Primary is the only independent primary level school on Nevis, whereas St Joseph’s Primary, Seventh Day Adventist Primary and the Maurice Hillier Memorial School are all located on St Kitts. In order for foreign students to attend school in St Kitts and Nevis, parents must make an application to the Ministry of National Security for permission to be enrolled in classes.
|Independent Schools organisations in St Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Theresa's Medical University||