Carol Morgan School (CMS) is a private, coeducational school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters which begin in mid-August and finish in early June. The academic year consists of at least 180 teaching days.
Organization: The school is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, 8 of whom are elected for 2-year terms by the Association of Carol Morgan School parents. Of these members, there is one ex-officio, nonvoting member appointed by the U.S. Ambassador, and 3 additional nonvoting members appointed by the board including representation of the PTO and Alumni Association. Membership in the association is automatically conferred on parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. The school is tax-exempt in the Dominican Republic.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of a U.S., college-preparatory, private school with instruction in English. There is no religious instruction. Over 98% of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Dominican Republic. The school offers limited services for students with mild learning needs, for English Language Learner (ELL) needs at the elementary and middle school levels, and enrichment for academically talented students including the Advanced Placement program. The school is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2019-2020 school year, there are 138 full-time faculty members. A total of 106 faculty members possess master’s degrees.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, enrollment was 1,039.
Facilities: CMS facilities are located on a 15-acre campus in a residential area on the west side of Santo Domingo. The school campus has 78 classrooms, 2 libraries, 7 computer labs with 400 computers and a tech center, 8 science labs, 3 innovation labs, counselor’s offices or suites, and classrooms for the Optimal Learning Program. The campus also has fine arts facilities including an art pavilion with 5 classrooms for elementary, middle, and high school art; acoustic insulated music double studios and 7 practice rooms for band and choir; and a “Black Box Theater” for drama and small theatrical performances, robotics, and innovation labs. All classrooms and offices are air-conditioned. Sports facilities are a part of CMS multipurpose center that includes an indoor gymnasium with locker rooms; a state-of-the-art theater area for school-wide assemblies, performances, and events; large covered outdoor court; and 0fields for soccer, baseball, and ultimate Frisbee, among others. The school has a cafeteria facility capable of serving 350 people at a time. The school also has a small outdoor amphitheater and a Dominican Bohio (gazebo) for gatherings and small events. Additionally, the school has separate administrative offices, maintenance and plant operation offices, warehouse, and community recycle facility. The school has parking capacity for over 200 vehicles including covered parking for 75 vehicles.
Finances: Approximately 95% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are: PK: $6,715; K: $9,595; grades 1-3: $13,455; grades 4-5: $14,545; grades 6-8: $15,640; grades 9-11: $17,875; and grade 12: $19,745. A one-time entrance fee per student is charged as follows: PK: $5,500; kindergarten-grade 2: $6,500; grades 3-5: $8,300; grades 6-8: $9,500; and grades 9-12: $10,300. There is also a one-time capital levy fee of $6,000 for new families at CMS. All tuition and fees are payable in U.S. dollars or Dominican pesos. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2019 and are provided by the school.