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Teaching in Private Schools

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Hello all!

I am a teacher considering a move to STT or STX. If I was able to land a job in a Private/Parochial school, would I be able to receive a discount on my daughter's tuition to that school? I've been doing research and have contacted a few teachers, but I can't seem to get a straight answer. Also, do these schools pay significantly less than public schools?

Thanks in advance!

Posted : March 7, 2011 10:21 pm
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On St. Croix the two largest private schools are Good Hope School and Country Day School. Both have websites. Both are often looking for teachers. I would take a look at the websites and then give them a call. Good luck.

Posted : March 7, 2011 11:46 pm
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From what I have heard, yes to both questions. The pay sucks but you do get a discount.

Posted : March 7, 2011 11:56 pm
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Not sure about STX but on STT the going rate for parents who are teachers is 50% discount on tuition.

Posted : March 8, 2011 8:54 am
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At Country Day School (STX), you do get a 50% tuition reduction for one child. However, with the impending Hovensa layoffs, we're anticipating a reduction in enrollment which could possibly have an effect on staffing next year.

Posted : March 8, 2011 9:37 am
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Antilles on STT offers 50% for tuition. Great school

Posted : March 10, 2011 11:53 am
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have you looked into the certification process yet for the VI? I have been having a bit of trouble. I have emailed a few people including the board of education and am still not exactly sure what to do. I have an Idea of what I need, just not sure 100% and ware to send my information to.

Posted : March 10, 2011 7:28 pm
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I'm pretty sure if you log onto www.teachusvi.net , it will give you all the information you need. Best of luck!

Posted : March 22, 2011 9:43 pm
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Hi! My son goes to All Saints Cathedral School in St. Thomas. I do know that they give discount to teacher's child/children.

Check their site out - http://allsaintsvi.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=17

Good luck to your search!

Posted : March 24, 2011 11:42 am
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teachusvi is for the public schools, no??

Posted : March 24, 2011 10:15 pm
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Good Morning,
I just got my position at the high school last month. The process is lengthy, but not difficult. I am certified in Texas, and all I am required to do is pass the Praxis exam, and take a Virgin Islands history course. From what I have been told, is that the private schools do pay much less than the public schools because the tuition is about the only money these schools get. Contrary to popular belief, the public schools aren't that bad. My students are great! Good luck with your search. We are happy to be here and have no regrets.

Posted : March 26, 2011 11:14 am
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The Good Hope School provides tuition for up to two children. Tuition is equivalent to approximately $11,000/child depending on the age of your child. When you factor that in, it is worth the lower pay. I hear that teachers in the public school are not getting raises and must provide most of their basic classroom supplies. The Good Hope School provides health insurance for the teacher as well as life insurance which are both included free to you. The school also encourages field trips at no cost to the students. The students are immersed in the arts as well. Theater, art, swim lessons twice a year, physical education, Spanish, and music are part of the curriculum. Students from pre-k to 12 take these classes. The students are friendly as well as the staff. Due to recent layoffs, it may be difficult to find a teaching position at either of the Hovensa supported private schools. Yet the turnover is inevitable due to people returning to the states. The Good Hope School posts their vacancies on their website under EMPLOYMENT. It is an awesome resource for potential students and parents. Their website is www.ghsvi.org. You do not need VI Certification but do need a teaching certificate from the states. You can view the staffs educational backgrounds by selecting FACULTY. I found this info helpful in choosing a school for my child when relocating to STX. I wanted an experienced, well educated teacher. Good Luck!

Posted : March 26, 2011 11:48 am
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