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Education, Teaching & Schooling

After periods of mass inflation and political insurrection through the 1980s and 1990s, Peru has blossomed economically over the last few years and has become a major tourist destination. In the educational realm, this is reflected by an ever-increasing number of overseas students coming to the country to study for short- and long-term programs. The country still faces challenges in offering equal educational opportunities to all its citizens.

While public education is free, private schools operate at all levels of the education system. Schools in both the public and private sectors follow the national curriculum, set federally and overseen by local education authorities, as mandated in a 2008 ministerial decree.

The academic school year is entirely contained with one calendar year, running from the beginning of March through to November/December. The reason for this is that Peru sits in the southern hemisphere, so autumn there begins in March and the summer holidays are taken from the end of December to February. There is also a winter holiday in July, although the exact timing varies by region.

The language of instruction is Spanish. However, in some regional primary schools, a local language such as Aymará or Quechua is the language of instruction with Spanish offered as a second language.

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Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt

International Schools in Peru
Colegio Roosevelt is the official U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Education School in Peru and serves the international business and diplomatic community, as well as host country nationals seeking a North American-style of education.
American School of Lima
Founded in 1907 by Catholic priest Father Jorge Dintilhac of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is a non-profit private higher education institution in Lima.

Markham College

International Schools in Peru
Markham College was founded by British expatriates and students fulfill the Peruvian and the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) program from the University of Cambridge.
British School in Lima
The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) - Cayetano Heredia University is a private, non-profit higher education institution in Lima and considered one of the top 2 medical schools in Peru.

Newton College

International Schools in Peru
Newton College is a Peruvian British school offering a modern, humanistic, technological education combining academic excellence, sound character formation, and a sense of service to the community.
British Peruvian School in Lima
Established in 1551 as the first official university on the American continent, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) is not only the oldest and the longest continuously operating university in the Americas, but also the most respected higher-education institution in Peru.

San Silvestre School

International Schools in Peru
San Silvestre School is a British Peruvian girls only school offering a combination of British and Peruvian education. The total enrollment is about 1400; most students are Peruvian, but a variety of different nationalities can be found.
Girls-only British School in Lima

Abraham Lincoln School

International Schools in Peru
The Abraham Lincoln School is a Peruvian North American school aiming at educating bilingual students, giving them a solid foundation using state of the art technology and current methodologies and preparing them for a constantly changing globalized world.
Peruvian North American School in Lima

International Christian School Lima (ICS)

International Schools in Peru
The International Christian School (ICS) of Lima is an independent, tuition-based, co-educational day school that offers an international curriculum based on the US American standard for expatriates.
Christian School in Lima

Colegio Peruano Britanco

International Schools in Peru
The Colegio Peruano Británico (CPB) is a private institution, inspired by the values and principles of British education.
Peruvian British School in Lima
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