You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Micronesia 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 Micronesia. Schools may follow the American curriculum with English speaking programs.
Education in Micronesia
Education in the Federated States of Micronesia is required for citizens aged 6 to 13. Once fairly informal, the system has been standardized. Instruction is often in English. If students pursue education after the eight form, they may go to a trade school or college.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Micronesia. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually 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 Chuuk State
Xavier High School
Address: PO Box 220
Chuuk, FM 96942
Tel: (691) 330-4266 or 330-4754
Tuition Rates: $3,400 per year
A Jesuit coeducational high school with rigorous college preparatory courses centered on Catholic principles. There is boarding for male students.