International Schools in Gabon

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

Education in Gabon

Education is compulsory for children ages 6 to 16 years. Many parents also send their children to nursery or crèche. Kindergarten (Jardins d'Enfants), is followed by primary School (École Primaire) for six grades, and then (École Secondaire) which is made up of seven grades. The planned graduation age is 19 years old. French is the language of education.

International Schools

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

Accreditation & Membership

  • 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.
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is among the premier accrediting associations in the world.


American International School of Libreville (AISL)
Address: BP 4000, Quatier Glass
Libreville, Gabon
Tuition Rates: US$7,500 - 16,000 per year

AISL was founded in 1975 and is a private, nonprofit, coeducational day school. It offers a program from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. English is the language of instruction, with French taught three times a week as a foreign language beginning in Pre- kindergarten. The academic curriculum is based on an American Standards approved criteria and calendar schedule. The American International School serves as a testing center for the United States College Board and administers the TOEFL & SAT. The Stanford Achievement Test is given annually from grades 3rd to 12th grade. Additionally, the school offers after School English Courses for Adults. The School is fully accredited (PK-12) by the MSA.

Institution Immaculee Conception (IMMAC)
Address: Boulevard Bessieux / BP 2172
Libreville, Gabon
Tel: 241 74 76 68
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Institution Immaculée-Conception à Libreville, this school offers French language from kindergarten to graduation.

Lycee Blaise Pascal
Address: Boîte Postale 20150
Libreville, Gabon
Tel: (241-1) 737865
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school from 6th to the Second. Offers the BET.

Lycée Michel Montaigne à Libreville
Address: BP 13 431
Libreville, Gabon
Tel: 241-04 15 02 07
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school that offers approved French curriculum.


Collège Henri-Sylvoz à Moanda
Address: BP 275
Moanda, Gabon
Tel: 00241 66 40 61
Tuition Rates: €3,420 to 4,395 per year

This school works in operation with France. Instruction is in French school for students from 6th to the Second.

Port Gentil

International School of Gabon
Address: Avenue Savorgnan de Brazza
Port Gentil, Gabon
Tel: (241-2) 560904
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A school for students from kindergarten to graduation.

College / Lycée Victor Hugo in Port-Gentil
Address: PO Box 695 / Neighborhood Sobraga
Port Gentil, Gabon
Tel: (241) 55 51 83
Tuition Rates: €3,420 to 4,395 per year

A French school for students from 6th to the Second.