The sailing community of the British Virgin Islands is appealing to many— but that’s not all these Caribbean islands offer. The country is safe, welcoming and ideal for raising kids. You’ll also find a perfect balance between a sleepy-island vibe and modern conveniences. Here’s what to expect when you’re ready to permanently drop anchor.
The BVI offers a total of 15 primary schools and 4 secondary public schools and 10 primary and 3 secondary private schools. The BVI also has a technical and vocational school. In the British Overseas Territory, the education system in the BVI is much like the traditional learning system in the United Kingdom and the school year runs from September to June.
In the BVI, students have two options for tertiary education: The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and a branch of the University of the West Indies. Both offer resident courses at an Associate’s level before students may further their studies via distance learning, completing studies at the University of the West Indies’ home campus or transferring to a university abroad.