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Education in the Dominican Republic

Education in Dominican Republic
General details
Primary languages Spanish
Total 87.0%
Male 86.8%
Female 87.2%

In Dominican Republic, education is free and compulsory at the elementary level, and free but non mandatory at secondary level. It is divided into four stages:

  • preschool education (Nivel Inicial);
  • primary education (Nivel Básico);
  • secondary education (Nivel Medio).
  • higher education (Nivel Superior).

School grades

The school year in Dominican Republic begins in mid-August and classes are held from Monday to Friday. The school year consists of two terms, which are separated by Christmas holidays in winter season, and an eight-week-long summer break.

The year structure is summarized in the table below.
Age Grade Educational establishments
3-4 Maternal Preschool Education
(Nivel Inicial)
Special School
(Educación Especial)
4-5 Kinder
5-6 Pre-primario
6-7 1 Elementary school
(Nivel Básico)
Compulsory Education
7-8 2
8-9 3
9-10 4
10-11 5
11-12 6
12-13 7
13-14 8
14-15 1 High school / Secondary school
(Nivel Medio, known popularly as Bachillerato)
Institute of Technology
15-16 2
16-17 3
17-18 4

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