Education in the Dominican Republic is free and compulsory. There is a large selection of schooling options in the Dominican Republic, and quality can be found in public, private, and religiousschools. Along with the many options for grade school education, the Dominican Republic also offers a large selection for higher education, with curriculums linked to American and European programs.Instruction in foreign languages is available in Santo Domingo for children of all ages, where curriculums are available in Spanish and other languages. While there are students enrolled from all overthe world, the majority are Dominican.
Schools accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education offer certificates which are valid for entrance to Dominican, European and US universities.However, students planning to attend college in the US may wish to attend a school which has been accredited by the US Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Those interested in studying inEurope should consider a school where the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) curriculum is used.
Some schools also offer curriculums that are entirely in English, like the American School of SantoDomingo or The Carol Morgan School. Students are required to take the PSAT exams, followed by the SAT exam. These are examples of schools accredited by the US Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS).
Bilingual education is also offered at St. Thomas School, St. George’s School (offers I.B.), New Horizons Bilingual School, The Americas Bicultural School (ABC School) The ColegioDominico-Americano, and the Ashton School of Santo Domingo.
La Escuela Caribe (Caribe - Vista School), founded in 1971, is a school for children with special needs, and is located in Jarabacoa, in La Vegaprovince. This boarding school takes children from kindergarten to 12th grade
There is also pre-school education in the Dominican Republic. You can find quality education at the Froebel Nursery...
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