International Schools in Chad

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Chad 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 Chad. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French education system.

Chad Education

The education system in Chad is challenging. Attendance is compulsory from 6 - 12 years of age, but only 68 percent of boys continue past primary school. Fewer girls enroll in secondary school than boys, primarily due to early marriage. It is both a problem of government funding and the reluctance of many people to send their children to school. Literacy of the total population is 25.7 percent with 40.8 percent literacy for men, with only 12.8 percent for women.

The educational system is patterned on France's system and the language of instruction is French. Primary education lasts for six years followed by either general secondary education (seven years), or technical and vocational secondary education (six years).

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Chad. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. 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. Private schools of an exclusively religious character receive no assistance from public funds. Schools that conform to the officially prescribed educational programs are aided by government grants.

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. The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) has a membership of schools in Africa with some schools based on an American based curriculum, others on British, and still others have an eclectic mix.


American International School of N'Djamena (AISN)
Address: B.P. 413
N'djamena, Chad
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A small, international school in the Chadian capital, AISN provides American-style educational program from pre kindergarten through grade 8. Instruction is offered primarily in English, with a dual French program which serves the needs of "Native French Speaking" (NFS) students and "French as a Foreign Language" (FSL) students separately. The school is a non-profit association, governed by a six-member School Board, including two representatives of the U.S. Embassy.

N'Djamena English International School (NEIS)
Address: BP 4183
N'djamena, Chad
Tel: 66306900
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The N'Djamena is an newly opened English language school.

French schools in N'djamena

Lycée Montaigne Ndjamena
Address: BP 824
Tchad, Ndjamena
Tel: 00 (235) 22 52 29 48
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of France and the Ministry of Education of Chad. Graduates earn a degree in which they can continue their studies in France.