Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

QSI is where the US kids go. There is no choice. We don’t have kids so I can’t add much detail here. - Feb 2019

There is a relatively new QSI here. We had a short, and very good experience with them when we first arrived and they had a nursery school program. That was discontinued this year. Unfortunately there have been many reported problems this year. There will be a new head of school arriving in August and hopefully that will improve things. Because the school is so very small (unaffordable for most Belizeans and non-embassy expats) the makeup of the embassy families largely determines the size and morale of the school. For teens/high schoolers we've heard that self starters do well but their experience is diminished by the absence of peers and organized extracurricular activities like team sports or a school play. - Jun 2015

We did not have experience with the international school. But there is one, QSI. And people seemed to like it. - Jun 2015

There is one faith-based school in Belmopan that some western students use. It is not currently accredited by any US accrediting body, although it has made a few unsuccessful attempts. Many parents consider it unacceptable beyond the first few grades, and they either home-school their children or send them back to the US. Inquire in advance if you are contemplating a move to Belmopan. Educational options in Belize City (50 miles distant) are better, but they are too far away for children in Belmopan. - Jan 2011

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