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About Pétion-Ville, Haiti

Pétion-Ville is a commune and a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the hills east and separate of the city itself on the northern hills of the Massif de la Selle. It was named after Alexandre Sabès Pétion (1770–1818), the Haitian general and president later recognized as one of the country’s four founding fathers. The district is primarily a residential and tourist area. Pétion-Ville is part of the city’s metropolitan area, one of the most affluent areas of the city, where the majority of tourist activity takes place, and one of the wealthiest parts of the country. Many diplomats, foreign businessmen, and a large number of wealthy citizens do business and reside within Pétion-Ville.

Union School is conveniently located in the neighborhood of Juvénat on the Route du Canapé-Vert, between Pétion-Ville and Port-au-Prince. Our spacious campus provides a secure learning environment to our students, and a reassuring presence in our local community.