Most of the foreign community takes advantage of the wide range of private bilingual schools throughout the bay. The largest concentration of these schools is found inland from the hotel zone. One school in this area is fully-bilingual and bicultural with classes one-half day in Spanish and the other half-day in English. Most of the English teachers have English as their first language and are from the United States or Canada. Many US holidays are celebrated so the children will still celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day. The curriculum is challenging; however the English level is probably the equivalent of one grade lower than in the US. There are two campuses, one for grades pre-kinder to grade 6 and the other for grades 7-12. The cost is approximately $4,500 USD per child/year and bus service is available to most outlying areas at an extra fee. In this same area there is a bilingual Catholic school. The cost is approximately $4,500 USD per child/year.