The education system is designed according to a British pattern. The school is compulsory and free of charge between the ages of 5 and 15 and consists of seven-year primary school and the first three-year part of the secondary school. More than 90% of children attend compulsory school and most of them complete it, but only a minor part continue in the final two-year part of secondary school. At higher levels there is a branch of the University of the West Indies, teacher colleges and technical schools.
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|Land area||616 km²|
|Residents per km²||270.3|
|Income per capita||$ 14,400|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar|
|ISO 3166 code||LC|
|Telephone code||+ 1-758|
|Time zone UTC||-4|
|Geographic coordinates||13 53 N, 60 68 W.|
More than 90% of the population is literate (2001) and the education level of the population is generally quite low; a large majority have only attended primary school or have no formal education at all. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Saint Lucia.