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International Schools in Fiji

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Fiji with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Fiji. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the Chinese education system.

Education in Fiji

The Fiji Education System is administered by the government, but most of the schools are managed either by the local committee or by a single racial community. The Ministry of Education in Fiji is striving to subsidize the educational fees to make it affordable for everyone. The burden of school fees, often associated with the cost of transport in rural areas, can be prohibitive for some students.

Primary education in Fiji is not compulsory, but free from age 6 to 16. Students may be admitted to the secondary schools by appearing in competitive exams. Students admitted to high school may continue for a total of 5 years. Students either leave after 3 years with a Fiji school leaving certificate, or remain on to complete their final 2 years and qualify for tertiary education.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Fiji. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is a 501(c) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
  • The Australasian Association of International Baccalaureate Schools (AAIBS) was established specifically to assist schools in Australasia, providing a network of professional support, information and service.
  • East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) is an organization of elementary and secondary schools in East Asia promoting instruction development

Nadi

International School Nadi (ISN)
Address: Nadi Back Road / P.O. Box 9686
Nadi Airport, Fiji
Tel: 679 670 2960
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International School Nadi is an independent international school. The school has recently been extended to Form 4 (Year 10), with a Middle School (Forms 1-5), and on-site Pre-school. The school was authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP), as well as the ACT (Australian) curriculum (grades 11-12).

Suva

International School Suva
Address: Lot 59, Siga Road
Laucala Beach, Suva, Fiji
Tel: 679 3393 300
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

It offers an Early Childhood 1 to Year 5 following the IB Primary Years Programme, Year 6 to 10 prepares for the IB Middle Years Programme and IGCSE (Cambridge) Examinations and Years 11 and 12 prepares for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Certificate. This school is a member of EARCOS, AAIBS, & WASC.

Yat Sen Secondary School
Address: Laucala Bay Rd
Suva, Fiji
Tel: (679) 331 3131
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Opened in 1936, this is the Fiji Chinese School that caters to Fiji's Chinese community. It consists of a primary and secondary school.