Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Chile? Here you can find a list of Chilean schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
One of South America’s most prosperous countries, Chile has a very large private education sector that provides the majority of the country’s school, college and university places. It includes a wide range of international schools that serve both local elites and expatriates.
There are 29 IB World Schools, of which 13 are Spanish-medium, two are English-medium, and 12 teach in English and Spanish. A total of 25 schools offer the IB Diploma, while nine are “continuum schools” following all three stages of the IB curriculum.
Most international schools are clustered around the capital Santiago and coeducational day schooling is the norm. Some are very large. Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements.
Education is compulsory for 12 years from age six to 18. Eight years of primary school is followed by four years of secondary education. A single nationwide test is used to determine admission to Chile’s 59 tertiary institutions, which all charge tuition fees, including the 16 public universities. Many students attend private schools under a voucher system.
In 2019, net enrolment was 78 per cent in pre-school settings, 96 per cent in primary schools and 90 per cent in secondary schools. Gross tertiary enrolment was 100 per cent for women and 86 per cent for men.