Saint Kitts and Nevis Education Facts


There is a 12-year compulsory schooling in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The children start school when they are five years old and the first stage lasts until the age of twelve. There are then two additional stages. Almost eight out of ten children start school (2015), but some jump off the road. Of the students who complete the first stage, most of them continue to the higher stages.

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Most schools are state-run, but there are also private schools, some of which are run by religious communities. There are higher medical studies and a veterinary education in the country. Anyone wishing to study other subjects at university level may apply abroad.

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Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

14 (2016)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

8.6 percent (2015)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

8.6 percent (2015)