Schools in the Dominican Republic

Public and private schools in the Dominican Republic

The primary language in public schools in the Dominican Republic is Spanish. Private schools normally teach in English, but they are bilingual and usually kids from all over the world are enrolled. Tuition fees for students are different from school to school. The maximum probably is $7,000US per academic year also depending on the age of the child. As a general rule the older the child, the higher the fees. There may be additional charges for school lunches, uniforms and school books and materials.

Will their qualifications be valid once we leave the Dominican Republic ?

Schools which are accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education offer certificates which are valid for entrance to Dominican, European and U.S. universities. However, those planning to undertake higher education in the U.S. may wish to attend a school which has been accredited by the U.S. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Those interested in studying in Europe, should consider a school where the International Baccaulaureate curriculum is used.

You will find private schools all over the island.

The International School of Sosua is located in Sosua, close to the international airport Puerto Plata and serves the communities of Sosua, Cabarete, and Puerto Plata. It has Grades Pre-K through Grade 12 and offers diploma programmes from both the US and Dominican Republic. Courses are taught in English and teachers are certified in their field.
Website: www.issosua.com

The Garden Kids International School is a privately owned bilingual school. It is located in El Batey, Sosúa, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It was founded in 1998 by Mr. Joel Fajardo and Mrs. Yvis Castillo Fajardo (Academic Principal) to meet the needs of Dominican and foreign families who reside in the Dominican Republic and who are interested in obtaining a quality education in the English and Spanish languages. GKIS offers all levels of education from nursery (2 years-old) through tenth grade with eleventh and twelfth opening soon.
Website: www.gardenkids.edu.do

Santiago Christian School in Santiago is the only US accredited American style Christian school in the DR. It has about 515 students in the PK-12th grade.
Website: www.scs.edu.do

La Romana. Abraham Lincoln School .
Kindergarten to 12th grade. Located at Central Romana Corporation.
Tel. 809 523-3333 or 1 809 687 7787.

Centro Cultural Dominico-Americano is affiliated with the Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano (ICDA) in Santo Domingo.
Tel. 809 582 6627

International School of Santo Domingo
Website: www.intlschool.com

The Carol Morgan School ( Santo Domingo ), founded in 1933, has around 850 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. All teachers are certified in their field, and many of the faculty are from the U.S. The school is accredited by SACS, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Website: www.cms.edu.do

The American School of Santo Domingo, founded in 1981, offers U.S.-style instruction to a total of around 700 students, from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade. The school is SACS accredited.
Website: www.assd.edu.do