EDUCATION IN SANTIAGO
Santiago has a large numbers of schools, private and public, which gives education for children and young people. The school are divided by Grammar or elementary schools which offer courses from First Grade until Eighth grade. Some private schools also offer early childhood courses of Maternal, Kindergarten and preprimary for youngest children. The high schools have courses from seventh grade until grade 12(also known as 4 of bachelor grade). Some high schools offers vocational courses to prepare the students for their careers.
The characteristics of the schools in Santiago are that its students wear uniforms (depending of the school), and the class schedules are divided by different shifts ( Morning, Afternoon and Evening (for adult and students who work during the day)).
The grammar and high school (public and private) are nationally approved by the Education Secretary Department of the Dominican Republic.
The students are prepared on Mathematics, Social Studies (Geography, History both Dominican and universal), Science (Zoology, Anatomy, Botany, Chemistry, and Physics), Physical education and Language (Grammar, reading and Literature). Some schools offers other courses such as Religion, Foreign language and others depending of the school. On some high school the students are prepared by many vocational courses such as Electronic, Shorthand, Computers, Electricity, Tailoring, accounting, nursering and others. Those vocational courses are helpful for students who want to continue studying on the college or to be prepared for the job market.
There are about 258 schools on the City, which 202 are public schools and 56 are private schools.
LIST OF SOME OF MAIN SCHOOLS ON SANTIAGO
Note : This is a brief list of some of the educational institutions located on Santiago. However there are others that are not listed below.
|NAME OF SCHOOL||EDUCATION OFFERED||TYPE OF SCHOOL|
|Escuela Anacaona Almonte||Grammar School||Public|
|Escuela Venezuela||Grammar School||Public|
|Escuela Club Noel||Grammar School||Public|
|Escuela Peņa y Reinoso||Grammar School||Public|
|Escuela Melida Girald||Grammar School||Public|
|Colegio Quisqueya||Grammar & High School||Private|
|Colegio Duarte||Grammar & High School||Private|
|Colegio Sol Petra||Grammar & High School||Private|
|Santiago Christian School||Grammar School in English Lang.||Private|
|Politecnico Mexico (La Reforma)||Academic and Vocational High School||Public|
|Liceo Ulises Francisco Espaillat (UFE)||Academic and Vocational High School||Public|
|Colegio Evangelico||Grammar & High School||Private|
|Colegio de La Salle||Grammar & High School||Private|
|Politecnico Femenino Nuestra Seņora de las Mercedes||Grammar & High School for females only.||Public / Private|
|Instituto Industrial de Santiago (IPISA)||Vocational High School||Public / Private|
|Instituto de Formacion Tecnica (INFOTEC)||Vocational Training School||Public|
|Colegio San Francisco de Asis||Grammar & High School||Private|
NOTE: List of schools subject to change without advice.
FACTS about the schools in Santiago
Classes schedules are divided onto two times periods :
Morning (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Afternoon (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Preschool Schools are usually open during the morning hours only and the class periods close at 11:00 or 11:30 AM. Some schools (specially the vocational schools) have a long extended time period that may begin early (such as 7:00 or 7:30 AM) and finish late at the afternoon (at 1:00 or 2:00 PM). Both time periods (Morning and Afternoon) offer the same class schedule. The student who attends classes during the morning, does not assist the school in the afternoon and same with the one who attends the class on the afternoon. On other word, morning students have the entire class period (4 or 5 periods) in the morning, and the afternoon students have it throughout the afternoon. For example, the same class of Math given in the morning will be the same on the afternoon, just with another students.
There are classes on the Evening period (6:30 PM - 9:30 or 10:00 PM) for adult people and some young students that work during the day. It offered by the public schools and some institutions only.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ON SANTIAGO
For those students who graduate high school and want to prepare for a career there are many universities located on Santiago. Two of the most important universities of the Dominican Republic were founded on Santiago and it has different campuses on different towns of the country. Also, Santiago has campuses of other universities of other cities.
The universities offer both colleges and high education programs for students.
LIST OF THE UNIVERSITIES LOCATED ON SANTIAGO
|Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). Funded on Santiago|
|Universidad Technologica de Santiago (UTESA). Funded on Santiago.|
|Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). Also named Centro Universitario Regional de Santiago CURSA.|
|Universidad Organizacion y Metodo (O & M)|
|Universidad Nacional Evangelica (UNEV)|
|Universidad Accion Pro Educacion y Cultura (UNAPEC)|
|Universidad Abierta para Adultos (UAPA)|
There are some private and public institutions that offers courses that are independent. They offers computers, foreign languages and others minor skills courses. Below there are a brief list of some of them.
|School Name||Course (s) Offered|
|Academia De Danza Isadora||Dancing|
|ENI (Escuela Nacional de Informatica)||Computing|
|Centro Dominico Americano||English Language|
|Alianza Francesa||French Language and Culture|
|Escuela de Bellas Artes||Arts|
|Instituto Superior De Agricultura (ISA)||Agriculture|
|John F. Kennedy Institute||English Language|
NOTE: List subject to change without notice.
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