CAPS is an accredited, private, American school on the island of Curaçao. We value individuality, critical thinking skills, and creative problem solving. Our small class sizes, blended high school, and family-like atmosphere make CAPS unique. Classes are taught in English and the school's curriculum is US based with international influences.
The Curaçao American Preparatory School, a multicultural learning community, encourages a fulfilling education in collaboration with a dynamic digital environment. The school promotes individual growth, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Field Trips & Island Experiences
Each class has a minimum of two field trips per year. The trips are often aligned with the curriculum the students are learning or are connected with their current Project Based Learning goals, and incorporate cooperative learning challenges. Trips themes are sometimes about finding a way to give back to the island, for example cleaning up a local beach.
The type of trip varies from year to year and class to class, but some popular destinations are The Curaçao Sea Aquarium Park, local farms and beaches, Christoffel National Park, Hato Caves, and downtown Willemstad which is an UNESCO World Hertiage site, just to name a few. We're fortunate to live in Curaçao where we can connect our island's Ecosystem with our science curriculum. Our high school Biology and Zoology students have been able to study the coral reef, different types of underwater ecosystems, and even take part in regrowing the reef.