This article outlines the top expensive preparatory schools in Jamaica 2022.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Jamaica. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.
Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.
Here are the top 8 expensive preparatory or International schools in Jamaica 2022
8. St. Andrew Preparatory
St. Andrew Preparatory is another Kingston school recommended by expats. St. Andrews is a Christian school with a Primary Department (pre-K through Grade 2) and a Junior Department (Grades 3-6).
Tuition fees: 51,000
Address: 2-6 Cecelio Avenue, 2-6 Cecelio Ave, Kingston Kingston 10, Jamaica
7. Belair School
Belair School is located in the hills of Mandeville. It’s a co-ed, non-denominational school for students from pre-K through Grade 13. An expat parent in Mandeville said, “my three children hadn’t started school in the UK so Belair was their first school.
The school has Kindergarten, Prep and High school – so you don’t need to worry about changing schools. There are quite a lot of children there from the UK, US, China, Burmuda and other countries, some are expats and some are here for work.