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SUMMARY OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN ARUBA

Preschool education: Age group 0 -3. Mostly Private/ commercial, some community centers and employers.

Per-Primary level: Admission criterion: Age (4)
Pre-primary (Kindergarten) Education (KO): Age group 4-5.
Course duration: 2 years, not compulsory. Government and private, government aided schools, all subsidized by the same standards.

Pre-primary Special Education: for the severely mentally challenged. (Pasadia Bibitopin)

Primary Level: Admission Criteria: Age (6)
Primary Education (BO): Age 6-11.
Course duration: 6 years, not compulsory. Government and private, government aided schools, all subsidized by the same stadards.

Special Education (BuO): For the mentally retarded, mildly (MLK-schools) and severely (ZMLK-schools), and the hearing impaired.

Private, not government aided Pre-primary education:
International School of Aruba (ISA): Private US-Type (pre) Kindergarten and Primary school.
Faith Revival Center (FRC): Private Kindergarten and primary school of an evangelical congregation.
De Schakel (CombinA): Private Dutch -type Kindergarten and primary school.

Secondary Level (VO): Selection at 11+, competitive.
General Secondary Education (AVO).
VWO: Course duration: 6 Years. Academically oriented, preparatory to higher education at universities (WO)
HAVO (Senior High): Course duration: 5 years. Academically oriented, preparatory to higher level professional education (HBO).
MAVO (Junio High): Course duration: 4 years. Academically oriented, preparatory to middle level professional education (MBO).

Vocationally Oriented Secondary Education (LBO)
EPB: Integrated technical and vocational education with basiscyclus:
Academically oriented first cycle (2 years)
Beroeps cyclus: Vocationally oriented upper division (2 years)
Technical Education (T), Administrative Education (A&E), Human Service Education (V), Aspirant Opleiding: special education track (3 years)

Private not government-aided secondary education: International School of Aruba (ISA): Private US Type high school;
Universidad di Aruba (Brown School): private US Type high school and GED preparatory courses. Some college level and adult education programs.

Post Secondary and Higher level: Competitive admission
Middle level professional education (MBO)
EPI: Community College. Course duration: 2-4 years. Admission requirements: MAVO or EPB (Doorstroom)
Engineering Technology (T)
Human Services (S&S)
Hospitality Management (H)
Business Administration & Secretarial science (E)

Various part-time specialized training courses, government and private/commercial.

Higher level professional education (HBO):
IPA: Teacher training. Admission requirement: HAVO. Course duration 4 years.

Various part-time specialized training courses, gouvernment and private/commercial.

University Level Education (WO):
University of Aruba (UA): (1) School of Law. Admission requirement: VWO. Course duration: 4 years.
(2) School of Business Administration. Admission requirement: HAVO.
Course duration 4 years.

Adult Education: Academically oriented, vocationally oriented and developmental adult education programs: government, government aided and private/commercial.
 
In the following pages an overview of the Aruba educational System divided in Kindergartens, Primary Schools, High Schools, Special Education and Specialized Education is provided together with the addresses and phone numbers.
 
KINDERGARTEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
 
HIGH SCHOOL UNIVERSITY
 
>> Special Education
>> Specialized Education
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