Children between the ages of 5 and 14 must go to school. Education at public schools is free. There are 57 primary schools and 19 public secondary schools. Their curriculum is similar to that of most Canadian schools. Classes are taught in English. High school students also learn French and Spanish. Students in public schools wear uniforms.

Students who want to continue their education beyond high school may go on to college or university. The colleges include Mirabeau Agricultural School, Teacher's Training College, Marryshow College and the Technical and Vocational Institute. There are also three technical centres in the parishes of St. Patrick, St. David and St. John. Some students enter apprenticeship programs to learn a trade.

St. George's University was originally founded as a School of Medicine, but was authorized to grant additional degrees in 1976. The medical training facilities at St. George's University are highly respected all over the world. More than two-thirds of the students come from foreign countries including Ireland, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Kuwait and Venezuela. Since 1977, more than 2,600 students at the university have been awarded their M.D. degree and currently practise in more than 22 countries around the world. There is also a branch of the Extra-Mural Department of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in St. George's.
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Marryshow College was named after Theophilus Albert Marryshow (1877-1958), a writer and statesman who is remembered as the "Father of the Caribbean Federation."

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The literacy rate in Grenada is high (97%). Literacy rate is measured by the number of people who are older than 15 years and who can read and write.