International Schools in French Guiana

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in French Guiana 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 French Guiana. Schools will follow the French education system.

Education in French Guiana

Education is mandatory for children between the ages of 6 and 16 and provided by the government. Educational system follows the French model and graduates take the Brevet de College examination in Middle (Secondary School, First Cycle), and the Baccalaureat examination in Secondary (Secondary School, Second Cycle). Attendance is generally good, but can be low in rural areas.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in French Guiana. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from 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.

Accreditation & Membership

  • 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.


Collège Paul Kapel
Address: CITE EAU LISETTE / B.P. 5014
97305 Cayenne Cedex
Tel: 0594 30 17 10
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school offers French language instruction and curriculum. It's system is approved by the French Ministry of National Education and is subsidized by the AEFE.