Bermuda Schools and Education

 
There are a number of education schools in Bermuda. Some of them are public schools run by the government and some are privately operated. Bermuda Public Schools have three tier systems. Primary school, middle school and high school (or the secondary school). 
 
While Bermuda Private Schools may not explicitly have such three tier names, all schools essentially follow the same structure to complete the required course curriculum. There are also many private and public pre schools in Bermuda. 
 
A Bermudian child is required to attend school up to the 16th birthday. Therefore, one is required to typically go through primary, middle and at least 2 years of high school programs. 
 
 
 
Today almost all schools in Bermuda are co-educational, except for Bermuda High School for Girls which is a single-sex school. Also the middle school program of the Bermuda Institute conducts single sex classes. Other than these, all are co-educational schools in Bermuda. 
 
Coming to the education standards or quality difference between the public and private schools in Bermuda, I have talked to many Bermudians and expat families. In general, the standards of the private schools are known to be better than the ones run by the government.  
 
Surveys done by Bermuda's Department of Statistics shows that there is a clear trend of increasing student admissions in the private schools although the fees in private schools are far higher. Also the public schools are somewhat limited to the children of Bermudians. If you are an expatriate working and living in Bermuda with your family, then you should first try the private schools for your children. 
 
Listed below are all the well known schools and other academic institutions in Bermuda. 
 
Private Schools in Bermuda 
 
This is an all girls school (from age 5 to 17) located in Pembroke Parish close to Hamilton City. BHS follows the UK education model and also offers IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program. 
 
This is a co-education school run under the guidance of North American division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It follows the north American education system of Kindergarten then going up to Grade 12. 
 
The school runs on the principles of Catholic education which forms the base of the school’s philosophy. It follows the North American schooling system. Classes range from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. 
 
This is one of the top academic institutions in Bermuda. This co-educational school is located in Hamilton. Visit the above link for full details and contacts. 
 
It was initially founded as a Montessori school for ages 3-12 years in 1991. IB Middle Years Program was setup in 2001. There are over 450 students and 50 faculty. 
 
This is a well known co-educational private school located at Warwick parish in Bermuda and having over 750 students. 
 
 
 
Government Schools in Bermuda 
 
PRIMARY SCHOOLS (Selected) 
 
Harrington Sound Primary School 
44 Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s 
Phone: 441/293-0561 Fax: 293-2475 
 
Heron Bay Primary School 
184 Middle Road, Southampton 
Phone: 441/238-0556 Fax 238-0591 
 
Port Royal Primary School 
6 Church Road, Southampton 
Phone: 441/238-0257 Fax: 238-8614 
 
Somerset Primary School 
11 Gilbert Lane, Sandys 
Phone: 441/234-1440 Fax: 234-3073 
Internet: spspta.webptn.com 
 
St. George’s Preparatory School 
26 Church Folly Lane, St. George’s 
Phone: 441/297-0370 Fax: 297-2525
MIDDLE SCHOOLS 
 
Clearwater Middle School 
2, St. David’s Road, St. George’s 
Phone: 441/293-5017 Fax: 441/293-5041 
 
Dellwood Middle School 
1 North Street, Pembroke Parish 
Phone: 441/295-7404 Fax: 441/292-9327 
 
Sandys Secondary Middle School 
42 Scott’s Hill Road, Sandy's Parish 
Phone: 441/234-1346 Fax: 441/234-3331 
 
Spice Valley Middle School 
60 Middle Road, Warwick 
Phone: 441/238-1770 Fax: 441/238-3076 
 
Whitney Institute Middle School 
59 Middle Road, Smith’s Parish 
Phone: 441/292-1021 Fax: 441/292-9348 
 
SENIOR SCHOOLS 
 
The Berkeley Institute, Bermuda 
23 St. John's Road, Pembroke Parish 
P.O. Box HM 2704, Hamilton HM HX 
Phone: 441/292-4752 Fax: 441/295-5646, E-Mail: [email protected] 
 
Cedar Bridge Academy, Bermuda 
1 CedarBridge Lane, Devonshire 
Phone: 441/296-5665 Fax: 441/296-5555, E-Mail: [email protected] 
 
 
 
Post Secondary Education in Bermuda 
 
Bermuda College: This institute offers the only post secondary education in Bermuda. It offers Associate Degrees, Certificate and Diploma programs in various subjects. 
 
Bermuda Professional and Career Education (PACE): This is a continuing education arm of the Bermuda college that provides career and professional education to Bermuda's workforce so that they can further improve on their job skills. 
 
Teaching and Education Standards in Bermuda 
So, by now you know a lot about the schools in Bermuda. But how about the education quality? How qualified are the teachers in Bermuda? Check out Bermuda Teaching know about it. 
 
So how does the Bermuda School Programs compare with each other and with the grade systems of US and UK? Check out Bermuda School Programs and Grade Systems 
 
Check out Bermuda School Results 2010 to know how the students of the senior public schools fared in the GSCE examinations. 
 
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