Primary education is divided into pre-school education for children aged 4-6, and primary school for children aged 6-12.
In addition to mainstream primary education, special education is also available, divided into education for children with mild learning difficulties, children with severe learning difficulties, and deaf/hearing-impaired children.
At the end of the final year of primary education, pupils choose their further secondary education based on the school’s recommendation, the pupil’s marks, and in certain cases a test or exam.
- Service Unit Public Schools > Dienst Publieke Scholen (DPS)
- Catholic Education > Stichting Katholiek Onderwijs Aruba (SKOA)
- Protestant Christian Education > Stichting Protestants Christelijk Onderwijs Aruba (SPCOA)
For more information please contact the > School boards
- the National Ordinance on pre-school > Landsverordening Kleuteronderwijs (AB 1992 no. 88)
- the National Ordinance on primary and special education > Landsverordening Basisonderwijs (AB 1989 no. GT 75)
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- De Schakel Aruba offers Dutch oriented education from kindergarten to secondary school, with Dutch as the primary language of instruction.
More information: > schakelaruba.com
- International School of Aruba (ISA) offers montessori through grade 12, with a curriculum of a U.S. university preparatory school and with English as the primary language of instruction.
More information: > isaruba.com