Quality Christian Schools
A Brighter Future
When asked what is the most pressing need in the Dominican Republic today,
many Dominicans will quickly reply, "educación" (education).
With the federal government spending only a tiny fraction of their annual
budget on education, it isn't any wonder that quality education remains
as the single most pressing need in the minds of Dominican parents today.
No other endeavor offers such hope and prospect for a brighter future
as a quality education!
The Library Program
An important part of Dominican Advance's program is building libraries
for Dominican students of limited resources. A well-planned library that
includes good books, maps, visuals, and manipulatives can catapult a child's
imagination to dreaming of things far beyond their limited village experience.
Dominican Advance's Saturday Library Program is a big hit with parents
and students alike.
Four Touchstones of the Dominican Advance Program
Quality Facilities, Textbooks, & Teachers
Quality facilities, textbooks and fully credentialed teachers give needy
Dominicans the sense of self worth and help they truly need. Rather than
provide things that are status quo, Dominican Advance daily raises the
bar - building a brighter future today!
Limited Class Size
Often in the Dominican Republic, 50 or 60 students crowd into a single
classroom without textbooks or materials with which to work. Refusing
to accept this as the norm, Dominican Advance sets strict low teacher
to student ratios to enhance the opportunity to learn.
Parental & Community Involvement
Parents with children in a Dominican Advance school pay a small, affordable
tuition each semester for their child's education. This provides them
with a sense of responsibility and ownership. Communities express gratitude
and parental attendance at meetings is 95% or higher.
Christian Practice & Focus
Firmly rooted in a sense of mission to express the Father's heart to
children of all ages, Dominican Advance actively seeks teachers who will
express that love to their students. Bible reading, prayers, Christian
songs and individual concern for each student are important program elements.