International Schools in Central African Republic

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic. Schools may follow the Central African Republic model with instruction in English, while others follow the French education system.

Education in Central African Republic

Public education is free and education is compulsory from ages 6 to 14. However, gross primary enrollment is only 56.9 percent.

The Central African Republic has been at the center of conflict and that has affected its education system. Only half of girls aged between 15 and 24 are literate, and outside NGOs and world organizations are working hard to improve the infrastructure and system. The system has also been affected by AIDS-related deaths, particularly among teachers. This has led to massive school closures.

Also note that many schools are operated by religious communities.

International Schools

International schools are the best place for an expat student in Belarus. International schools usually use English-based curriculum. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the UK.

There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often 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.


  • 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. 

French International School in Bangui

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
Tel: 72 28 42 75
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Bangui is a French international school in Central African Republic. The school offers classes for maternelle (preschool) through lycée (senior high school). Most students are CAR citizens, with a small remaining international population. Issues with attendance are due to conflict in Central African Republic. It is an institution established under local law and is managed by an association of parents, represented by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).