You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Algeria 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 Algeria. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French or Arabic education system.
Many private schools are international schools that offer international baccalaureate.
These schools may provide non-English education (e.g. Spanish, Japanese, German) that can help an expat student feel more at home. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. International schools are very expensive, but usually offer high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurriculars. Boarding facilities may be available for additionla fees.
Education is officially compulsory for children between the ages of 6 to 15 in Algeria, but enrollment can be low after primary school. The primary language of public schools is Arabic. French is the first foreign language taught in all schools and is often the medium of instruction in post-secondary programs as well as private schools. Most educated Algerians are bilingual in both Arabic and French.
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.
International Schools in Algiers
El Kalimat School
Address: 52 A Lotissement La Fumée
Bouzareah 16200, Algiers, Algeria
Tel: 213 (0)21 908 783/ 84
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The English-speaking school uses Cambridge International Curriculum for a student body aged 5 to 14. They focus on core classes of English, math, and science. In addition, there are nursery and reception classes from 3-4 years old.
Madrasat Ardh al Amal (MAA)
Address: 100 Lot. Alioua Fodil
Cheraga, Algiers, Algeria
Tel: 021.371.169 or 0550.516.515
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The Hopeland Academy is approved by the Algerian Ministry of Education and specializes in reintegrating students who are returning to Algeria from other countries. The school caters to kindergarten, primary, and secondary.
King Fahd School
Tel: 202 38379315 202 38379311
Annual Tuition Rates (in dinars): 400,000 DZD
An Arabic school offering courses from kindergarten to high school. The school is in partnership with the British Council.
French Schools in Algiers, Algeria
Lycée International Alexandre Dumas à Alger
Address: Chemin Areski Mouri
16030 - ALGER
Tel: (213) 021 91 3292
Annual Tuition Rates (In dinars): 600,000 - 720,000 DZD
This school follows French curriculum as it opened its doors in September 2002 under the terms of a bilateral agreement signed between France and Algeria. It is named in honor of the writer, Alexandre Dumas , who has always claimed his ambition to "educate first". For students of Algerian nationality, admission to college can be done via an entrance to the sixth grade or via obtaining the DNB, subject to availability. Half-boarding is available.
Petite Ecole D'Hydra à Alger
Address: 30 rue des Frères Kadri
16035 Hydra Algiers
Tel: (213) 021 48 0887
Annual Tuition Rates: 4100 to 8800 euros
Opened in 2005 by the French Lay Mission, instruction is in French. The school had over 130 students in seven classes of middle section to CM2. New buildings recently opened for additional classes.
Groupement Scolaire Salim
Address: Hai galloul N 115
Bordj El Bahri, Algiers, Algeria
Annual Tuition Rates: Preparatory 100 000.00 DZD; Primary 180 000,00 DZD; Middle 220 000.00 DZD; Secondary 250 000.00 DZD
Courses from primary school to college prep in French instruction. Diploma, language courses, and skills are offered. Full board is available.