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International Schools in Mozambique

International schools

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Mozambique 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 Mozambique. Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with an English speaking program while others run under the French language and system.

Education in Mozambique

Mozambique's national public education system is supplemented by several international educational programs and initiatives. Education is compulsory for the introductory seven years. While literacy is improving, it currently stands at about 50% with twice as man male students as female. These numbers are effected by literacy only counting in Portuguese and English, not the many native languages. Portuguese is the exclusive medium of instruction with English offered as a compulsory subject at the secondary level.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Mozambique. 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

International School in Maputo

American International School of Mozambique (AISM)
Address: Rua do Rio Raraga, 266 / PO. Box: 2026
Bairro da Costa do Sol, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: 258 2149 1994
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

IB World School that operates a private, coeducational school for international students in the English language. The school is divided into early learning, primary school, middle school and high school and provides US-style college preparatory courses. AISM is recognized and supported by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools and accredited by the MSA. It offers the Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate, the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Primary Years Program (PYP).

Maputo International School (MIS)
Address: 389 Rua da Nachingwea Maputo - Mozambique
Mailing Address: C.P. 4152 Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258) 21 492131 / 21 492195
Tuition Rates: 45,500 - 113,500 MTN per year

Founded in 1975, this school caters to expatriate and Mozambique families. A member of AISA, it has the British National Curriculum from reception to graduation. In Key Stages 4 and 5, MIS prepares students to write examinations set by the Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE).

Willow International School
Address: Rua José Macamo, Nr 175
Ponta Vermelha, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258) 823529567
Tuition Rates: 99,000 - 159,000 MTN per year

A reception to grade 12 college preparatory international school. Instruction is in English (with additional courses in Portuguese) and follows the Mozambican curricula with elements of the Cambridge system. Graduates can earn both Cambridge and national certificates.

Grandeur International School
Address: 1463 Ave Dos Martires da Machava
258 Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258) 826 555 550
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English language international school with a curriculum for toddlers to Grade VI based on the Calvert Curriculum of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A. The High School Department uses the Cambridge curriculum.

Chimoio International School (CIS)
Address: Rua Dar-Es-Salam, No 503-A
Bloco Nove Chimoio, Sofala, Mozambique
Tel: (258) 251-24288
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English-language school from nursery to grade 13 with Cambridge Curriculum. Boarding facilities are available.

Enko Riverside International School
Address: Rua José Macamo 175, Polana,
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: +258 846814919 / +258 845409151
Email: riverside@enkoeducation.com
Tuition Rates: From 218,500 MZN to 324,800 MZN per year (2018)

Enko Riverside is an International school covering Form 1 to Upper 6th. Cambridge’s world class curriculums are taught up to Form 5 and lead to the International Baccalaureate diploma programme in Lower 6th and Upper 6th. The programme is taught in English and admissions are based on an entrance test.

French International School in Maputo

L'Ecole française de Maputo (EFM)
Address: Rue Rio Raraga, n° 203
Bairro Polana Caniço B, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258) 21 48 59 27
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual education (English-French) in the nursery section to CM1. Portuguese is also taught in these classes as a foreign language. International language certifications in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and French are available. The school operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

International Schools in Beira

Stella Maris International School - Beira
Address: Rua Martin Afonso de Melo No. 214,
Beira Mozambique
Email: director@smisbeira.edu.mz / stellamaris2014beira@gmail.com
Tuition Rates: Pre School – MZN 79, 600  /  Primary – MZN 102, 600       
High School (Grade 7 – 8) – MZN 133, 350
                      (Grade 9 – 10) – MZN 155, 100
                      (Grade 11 – 12) – MZN 169, 350

Stella Maris International School is a private institution established in the year 2000. The school embraces cultural diversity and promotes excellence in education following Cambridge curriculum.

International Schools in Nacala / Nampula

Stella Maris International School - Nacala / Nampula
Address1: Ave 36 Eduardo Mondlane,
Nampula, Mozambique
Address2: Nacala District,
Province of Nampula Mozambique

Email: stis_mozambique@yahoo.com
Tuition Rates: Pre School – MZN 79, 600  /  Primary – MZN 102, 600       
High School (Grade 7 – 8) – MZN 133, 350
                      (Grade 9 – 10) – MZN 155, 100
                      (Grade 11 – 12) – MZN 169, 350

Stella Maris International School is a private institution established in the year 2000. The school embraces cultural diversity and promotes excellence in education following Cambridge curriculum.

International Schools in Quelimane

Stella Maris International School - Quelimane
Address: Avenida Paulo Samuel Khankomba No: 417,
Quelimane Mozambique
Email: lailanivillarin21@gmail.com
Tuition Rates: Pre School – MZN 79, 600  /  Primary – MZN 102, 600       
High School (Grade 7 – 8) – MZN 133, 350
                      (Grade 9 – 10) – MZN 155, 100
                      (Grade 11 – 12) – MZN 169, 350

Stella Maris International School is a private institution established in the year 2000. The school embraces cultural diversity and promotes excellence in education following Cambridge curriculum.

International Schools in Pemba

International School of Pemba
Address: Rua 1º de Maio #12, Sem Saída, Pemba, Mozambique
Tel: +258 852106378
Email: principaled@ispmoz.org
Tuition Rates: 10,500mts - 20,000mts  monthly fee

The International School of Pemba (ISP) was founded in 2007 with one purpose - to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create. ISP is devoted to creating ecologically responsive students and project based learning activities that will better prepare the students for the ever changing world.