You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Eritrea 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 Eritrea. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs.
The education infrastructure in Eritrea is currently underdeveloped to meet the needs of it's citizens, but efforts are being made to improve. The major obstacle has been the associated costs and school fees involve in attending classes. The state of the public system has allowed for a strong private sector of schooling to develop. Statistics suggest that between 39 and 57 percent of school-aged children attend primary school and 21 percent attend secondary school. The overall literacy rate in Eritrea is estimated to be about 67.8 percent.
Education is compulsory between 7 and 14 years of age. There are five levels of education in Eritrea, pre-primary, primary, middle, secondary and tertiary.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Eritrea. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. 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.
Asmara International Community School (AICS)
Address: 117-19 Street, #6 / P.O.Box : 4941
Tel: (291)(1) 16 17 05
Tuition Rates: $3,402 - 18,592 per year
This day school caters to grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. There is an internationally focused curriculum delivered in English. Classes begin in mid-August and end in mid-June with vacation breaks at the end of the First, Second, and Third quarters. It is accredited by the MSA.
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