Vision: "Our students will be successful in the Palauan society and the world."
Mission: "In partnerhsip with parents and community, is to ensure that our children and youth preserve Palauan culture and become contributing citizens and productive workers in a changing world."
It is the policy of the national government to provide for an educational system which shall enable the citizens of Palau to participate fully in the progressive development of the Republic as well as to gain knowledge in all areas. To this end, the purposes of education in the Republic are to:
The Ministry of Education is one of the nine departments of the Executive Branch of the National Government of the Republic of Palau. It is responsible for the education of Palau's children ages 6-17.
The ministry is headed by a cabinet level position, the Minister of Education. It implements its strategies and goals through two bureaus, Curriculum and Instruction and Education Administration.
Direct services to children are delivered through eighteen public and six private elementary and high schools. The ministry operates the public schools. The private schools are independently operated under charter from the ministry.
The ministry has two bureaus and five divisions and many lower level management units, specified in the organizational chart. Various foundational documents also provide information regarding its purpose and function.
The ministry provides educational services to Palau's children ages 6-17. It operates public schools and charters private schools which cover elementary (grades 1-8) and high school (grades 9-10). There are 18 public and 6 private schools.