The education system is designed according to a British
pattern. Schooling is compulsory and free between the ages
of 5 and 16. Most schools are run by various religious
communities with the help of government grants. About 80% of
the students go on to secondary school, which includes seven
years starting at the age of 12. The University of the West
Indies has a branch in Saint George's, where there is also a
medical college and an agricultural and teaching college
(The Technical and Vocational Institute). 97% of the
population over the age of 15 is literate. See TOPSCHOOLSINTHEUSA for TOEFL, ACT, SAT testing locations and high school codes in Grenada.
Grenada - Saint George's
Saint George's, capital of Grenada, Caribbean; 3,000 residents (2012). Saint
George's, which is located on the southwestern coast of the island, has an
excellent harbor from which cocoa and bananas are exported. The main industries
are sugar and rum production. Tourism has become increasingly important.
The city dates back to a French settlement from 1650. Saint George's has a