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Mr. Nollag MacAnBhard, Director
International School of Curacao
P.O. Box 3090
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Tel: 599-9-737-3633
Fax: 599-9-737-3142
E-mail: iscevd@attglobal.net

The International School of Curacao is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12. The School was founded in 1967. The School is in session from late August to mid-June.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors and is recognized by the local government of the Island Territory of Curacao.

Curriculum: An international and U.S. curriculum is followed based on U.S. texts. Instruction is in English. Academic areas include English, math, social studies, science, computers, Dutch, art, Spanish, music, physical education, and English-as-a-Second-Language. The School offers some AP courses and a full IB diploma program.

Faculty: There are 24 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members in the 1999-2000 school year, including 10 U.S. citizens, 5 Antilleans, and 16 of other nationalities.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 1999-2000 school year was 276 (Kdg.-grade 5: 132; grades 6-8: 60; grades 9-12: 84). Of the total, 18 were U.S. citizens, 70 were host-country nationals, and 188 were children of 14 other nationalities.

Facilities: The School moved in August 1984 to a new campus with 5 one-story buildings. The facilities consist of 25 classrooms, a library, a media resource center and computer lab, a faculty room, and administrative offices. There are also play areas for the primary and upper grades, an expanded basketball and volleyball blacktop, and softball and soccer fields. In 1994 a high school was built on part of the existing campus. This includes 7 classrooms and a science lab.

Finances: In the 1999-2000 school year, about 98 percent of the School's income derives from regular tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: K4: $3,322; K5-grade 5: $5,500; grades 6-8: $6,161; and grades 9-12: $7,050. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.