Carol Morgan School

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Carol Morgan School
Address
Ave. Sarasota #1169
corner Ave. Núñez de Cáceres


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Coordinates18°26′49″N 69°57′07″W / 18.4469682°N 69.9519522°W / 18.4469682; -69.9519522
Information
FoundersCarol Morgan, Barney Morgan
Principal
  • Kirk Holderman
  • Brian Colmes
  • Jennifer Stockbridge
HeadmasterNicolaas Mostert
MascotCarol Morgan Shark
Website
Last updated: January 2018

Carol Morgan School is an international school in the Capital city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The school year is divided into two semesters which begin in August and finish in June. The school year has 182 teaching days. The mascot is the Carol Morgan Shark.

History[edit]

In 1933, Morgan and her husband found it difficult to provide an education for their children based upon an American curriculum with English language. Morgan started her own school called “The Little School” or the “Santo Domingo Calvert School”, and it was originally housed in an abandoned Episcopal Chapel. There were three teachers and five students in one room, working with donated school supplies. As enrollment grew, they had to look for bigger accommodations.[1][2]

In 1949, Morgan returned to the United States, and the name of the existing school was changed to Carol Morgan School. In 1964, the Dominican government donated property to the school, where the present school is now located. Additionally, construction materials were donated by the American Ambassador. Construction began in 1965 on the school, and in 1966 the student body moved to the completed campus. There have been multiple additions over the years, including: classrooms, resource offices, computer lab, science lab and a drama room.[1][2]

Present day[edit]

In 2014, the school and its campus is located on 15 acres in Santo Domingo. The elementary school has 34 classrooms, the middle school has 15 classrooms and the high school has 23 classrooms. The school has over 400 computers and 7 computer labs. The facility also has a library and technology center, an art pavilion, band and choir classrooms, a sport facility with two soccer fields and a baseball field. The school also has an outdoor amphitheater for events.[1][2] Although most students are from the Dominican Republic, the school has a large international student body, with students coming from over 30 countries. The school also offers classes in several languages, including Spanish, English and Mandarin.[citation needed]

The school is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors, and is tax-exempt in the Dominican Republic. The curriculum consists of a U.S. college-preparatory private school and is in English. There is no religious instruction. Upon graduation, 98% of the graduates continue forward and go to colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Dominican Republic. The facility is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[1][2]

Tuition[edit]

In 2013-2014, approximately 95% of the school’s income was from tuition. There is a one time fee charged as well for the varying grades and a one time fee per family of $4,305 for new students. Annual tuition rates are as follows:[1][2]

  • Pre-Kindergarten: $6,305
  • Kindergarten: $7,980
  • Grade 1: $10,123
  • Grade 2: $10,333
  • Grade 3: $10,398
  • Grades 4-5: $11,305
  • Grade 6: $11,848
  • Grades 7-8: $12,406
  • Grades 9-10 $13,582
  • Grade 11: $13,603
  • Grade 12: $15,588.

One-time fees are[edit]

  • Pre-Kindergarten: $4,620
  • Kindergarten-grade 5: $5,933
  • Grades 6-8: $6,720
  • Grades 9-12: $7,403

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Brief history of school". Carol Morgan School.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Carol Morgan School" (PDF). US Department of State.

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