You will find a list of the most international and bilingual schools for expats in Mauritius with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Mauritius. Shools usually follow an English-language curriculum with French bilingialism encouraged.
Education in Mauritius
The education system in Mauritius is based on the British system as it is a former British colony. It is generally split up into pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary. The teaching of English and French is compulsory in all schools.
Children enter primary school at age 5 and study for 6 years towards their certificate of primary education. After completing 4 more years, students write their O-Levels in at least 6 subjects. College-bound students continue for 2 more years in preparation for the A-Level examinations administered by the University of Cambridge.
The school year is thirty nine weeks, divided into 3 terms of thirteen weeks. The 1st Term is from early January til April, then late April to end of July, with the third Term from August to November.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Mauritius. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, allowing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually strong local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. 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
- Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
International Schools in Mauritius
Clavis International Primary School (CIPS)
Address: Montagne Ory, Moka, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 433 4439
Tuition Rates: 13,150 - 19,250 Rs per month (for 11 months)
CIPS offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Schooling is available for students from 3 to 11. Bilingualism is encouraged in English and French.
Le Bocage International School (LBIS)
Address: Mount Ory, Moka, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 433 9900
Tuition Rates: 32,000 - 35,100 Rs per month (for 11 months)
LBIS is an English-medium, private, co-ed international school offering education for students from the ages of 11to 19. Students are prepared for the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate examinations. Students are enrolled in Forms 1-7 and it is accredited by the Mauritian Ministry of Education and CoIS. Uniforms are required.
Tiny Tots Day Care Centre & Preschool
Address: Ave Dauphins, Tamarin, Mauritius
Tel: + 230 483 8237
Tuition Rates: Rs10,000 enrolment fee + Rs 4,500 - 8,100/month depending on number of days/week enrolled.
Tiny Tots Day Care Centre is a private co-educational nursery and preschool situated in Tamarin on the west coast of Mauritius. Since 1999, Tiny Tots has delivered a progressive, child-centred bilingual (English/French) quality preschool education for children from 3 months to 5 years old and is a direct feeder school for Telfair International Primary School in Tamarin.
Established in 2007, Telfair International Primary School (TIPS) is a private English co-educational school situated in Tamarin, on the west coast of Mauritius. We provide a broad, balanced, relevant
education; incorporating the British National Curriculum in a warm happy setting for children aged 5 to 12 years old. We are presently a direct feeder school to Le Bocage Secondary High School in Moka (see above).
Hampton Primary School
Address: Quatre-Bornes Branch Wooton, Curepipe Branch, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 465-5229
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The school caters to pre-school to primary school. It is a private, co-educational, English-medium school. Students complete the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) exams.
International Preparatory School (IPS)
Address: Labourdonnais, Mapou, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 266 1973
Tuition Rates: 18,480 Rs per month
IPS is a private English language pre-primary and primary school from ages 18 months to 11. The International Preparatory School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme and is fully accredited by the CoIS. Upon completion of IPS, the majority of our students join either Northfields International High School or Le Bocage International High School.
Northfields International School (NIS)
Address: Main Road, Labourdonnais Village, Mapou 31803, Mauritius
Tel: (230) 266 9448/9
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
Northfields International School is an IB World School and a University of Cambridge International Examination Centre. NIS is also privately owned with instruction in English. Levels range from prep school to year 5 - 9, Middle Year Program (IGCSE) for year 10 & 11, finishing with Cambridge International A levels Examinations or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for students in year 12 & 13. Boarding is available.
Westcoast International Secondary School (WISS)
Address: Flic en Flac Road, Cascavelle, Mauritius
Tel: + 230 452 9193
Tuition Rates: 60,000 Rs for registration + 16,0-0 Rs per month
This is the only English-medium secondary school on the west coast of the island. Students study the International Middle Year Curriculum (IMYC) in early stages, then follow a curriculum established for the IGCSE. Students study at least six subject areas which are required by the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Forms 6 & 7.