The main religion is Christianity, although there is complete freedom of religion. Anglicans make up the major denomination, but Moravians, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventist, and Pentescostals are also widespread.
A child’s education formally begins at five years old, entering the primary school system, and then progresses to the secondary school system at the age of 11 or 12 if successful in the common entrance examinations.
The state and private sector provide full five-year secondary education, where the students are generally prepared to take the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations; these are used to prepare the students for college and university level courses. Some students go on to take advanced qualifications to gain entrance into the regional University of the West Indies or to overseas universities.
Antigua State College also offers the first-year university program through the University of the West Indies, and successful students go on to finish up the final two years of study leading to the Baccalaureate (undergraduate) degree.
The Antigua State College also offers technical vocational training in home management, office practice, refrigeration and electronics, agriculture and other areas.
In 2019 the University of the West Indies (UWI) established its 5th regional campus – The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus located in Antigua and Barbuda offers a list of undergraduate and post graduate academic programmes – The UWI Campus provides a development platform for countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and expands UWI's regional capacity to deliver higher education for the 21st century. In addition to the Five Islands Campus, UWI has campuses in Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados.
Every level of education in Antigua and Barbuda is supported by the state, available to all without discrimination.