About the Gwendoline van Putten School
The Gwendoline van Putten School is an accredited non-profit learning institution, recognized by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), since the implementation of the Caribbean educational system in 2015. The Gwendoline van Putten School is the only secondary school on St. Eustatius (affectionately called Statia) and one of the three secondary schools in the Caribbean Netherlands. It’s located in Upper Town, the residential area of the only city on Statia, Oranjestad. Our address is:
Gwendoline van Putten School
P.O. Box 190
St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
The school has approximately 250 students and offers three Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) programs: Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and the Praktijkonderwijs (PrO, the practical stream) from the Dutch system. The school caters to both compulsory and adult education.
The education system that we offer is quite unique as it is a combination of the best of both the Caribbean and Dutch education systems, which enables us to expose all our students to not only a more modular system but also the world of entrepreneurship. Our student population is diverse and multi-cultural. The language of instruction is English, and our educational approach is dedicated to the regional needs and demands of the Caribbean. All students are therefore exposed to the foreign languages Spanish and Dutch.
It’s our mission to offer students the opportunity to develop their talents, skills, and knowledge in a safe environment. This enables them to become responsible and productive citizens. In short, the quality of education at the GvP School allows students to be successful within and beyond the community of St. Eustatius. We promote an atmosphere of mutual collaboration between and respect among all our staff and stakeholders which include students, parents, other schools, job training facilities, government, companies, organizations and the community as a whole.