Puerto Rico Education

Education is very important to Puerto Ricans. During Spanish rule, teaching was limited to Christian subjects. Prior to 1840 there were very few books on the island. In 1937 it was determined that students learn English. To this day, both Spanish and English are required subjects. Education is mandatory between the ages of 6 and 17, and literacy is 90%. With over 1500 public schools, over 500 private schools, and over 50 colleges, we rank 6th in the world for students continuing to college.

The following schools teach primarily in English:

St. John's

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