Puerto Plata Schools

Puerto Plata schools can be found in its main district, San Felipe, and other beach towns of this North province. Here we find bilingual options O&M Hostos, and Alik; and a host of a dozen other public schools. In smaller beach towns like Sosua and Cabarete the bilingual options are far larger: Garden Kids, ISS ( International School of Sosua), Isla Academy, Children’s World, and Luis Hess (plus other public ones).

The top three bilingual schools in Puerto Plata as of 2022 are:

  • Garden Kids
  • ISS
  • ISLA Academy

Garden Kids is accredited by the USA, and is one of the top 3 bilingual schools in the North Coast. The second in our list is the International School of Sosua (ISS), with stellar service and facilities. Its rates are also the highest of all North Coast bilingual schools. Isla Academy is the youngest of all three, and it has established a solid, positive footprint in the education sector in a very short time.

Garden Kids School
C/ Los Pinos #4, Sosúa, Dominican Republic
Tel.(809) 571-2857
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Garden Kids School offers all levels of education, from nursery (2 yrs old) through 12th grade. Each student is provided with rigorous standards, high academic and behavioral expectations, equity and a solid foundation. Their programs feature after school learning, scientific experiments, positive learning environment, learning through play, and individual attention in small classes. Tuition costs approx. $6-7k/year.


ISS (International School of Sosua)
La Mulata #1, El Batey, Sosúa , República Dominicana
Tel. (809) 571-3271
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The International School of Sosua has been around for 30 years, is US accredited and has a large campus. It is the most expensive of all the bilingual schools in the North Coast, and has a great reputation. ISS offers Pre-Kinder through grade 12th, and has many facilities including soccer field, sports grounds and much more. Tuition costs around Approx. $7-8k/year. Click to view the ISS Curriculum


ISLA Academy
Playa Laguna, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Tel. (809) 571-4633
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