International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in the Cook Islands. Schools usually follow a curriculum model based on the New Zealand standard. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. These includes internationally accepted accreditation and exams 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.
Best International Schools in Cook Islands
1. St Joseph’s School
Address: St. Joseph’s Rd
Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
St Josephs Primary School is on the main island of Rarotonga. It was established in 1895 by catholic missionaries. The school caters for students from Early Childhood up to primary school level (Grade 6).