||The educational system in Curaçao is based
on the Dutch system, and schools on the island meet the high standards
applicable to institutions in the Netherlands. There are several public
and private schools to facilitate the educational needs and priorities
of its residents and students from other regions. Public schools are
free, and attendance is required. The government has placed strategic
priorities on education:
to basic education.
to quality improvement of education through global partnerships.
and disseminating innovative practice.
The Curaçao educational system includes schools for elementary,
secondary, technical, higher and limited university education, as
well as schools for vocational training. Most public schools teach in Papiamentu, some of them use Dutch. Private schools mostly use English or Dutch.
the University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA) at this time may
pursue degrees in Law, Technical Engineering and/or Business Administration.
UNA has just recently changed its curriculum from Dutch to 100% English,
and has the potential to offer a unique educational experience combining
European, North American, and South American Curriculae.
Note: American style education is available from kindergarten through
the 12th grade.