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The Carol Morgan School is a private, coeducational school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters which begin in mid-August and finish in early June. The academic year consists of 182 teaching days.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, 8 of whom are elected for 2-year terms by the Association of the Carol Morgan School parents. There is one ex-officio non-voting member appointed by the U.S. Ambassador and three additional non-voting members appointed by the Board. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of the children enrolled in the School. The School is tax-exempt in the Dominican Republic.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of a U.S. college-preparatory private school. Instruction is in English. There is no religious instruction. Over 95 percent of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Dominican Republic. The School offers limited services for students with mild learning disabilities, an English-as-a-Second-Language program at the elementary level, and enrichment for academically talented students including the Advanced Placement Program. The School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: There are 97 full-time faculty members in the 1999-2000 school year, including 59 U.S. citizens, 8 Canadians, 26 Dominicans, and 4 persons of other nationalities. A total of 62 possess master degrees.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 1999-2000 school year was 933 (PK-grade 5: 528; grades 6-8: 188; and grades 9-12: 217). Of the total, 261 were U.S. citizens, 593 were host-country nationals, and 79 were third country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 63 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, 80 from U.S. business or foundation employees, 18 religious organization employees, and 100 of other private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School has a 21-classroom elementary complex, a 17-classroom middle school building, a 30-classroom high school building, 2 libraries, an administrative complex, a multipurpose building, two covered court areas, and a science building. All classrooms are air-conditioned except for the gymnasium. The school is located on a 15-acre campus located on the west side of the city.
Finances: In the 1999-2000 school year, approximately 90 percent of the School's income derives from regular tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $2,954; Kdg.: $3,806; grade 1: $4,899; grades 2-3: $5,005; grades 4-5: $5,469; grade 6: $5,764; grades 7-8: $6,039; Grades 9-12: $6,609. All tuition and fees are payable in U.S. dollars or Dominican pesos. A one-time entrance fee is charged as follows: PK-$500; Grades K-5 $1,875; Grades 6-8 $2,187; Grades 9-12 $2,500. (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.