You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Liberia with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Liberia. Schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs.
Education in Liberia has been severely affected by Liberian Civil Wars. The education sector has been damaged and there are still significant issues with inadequate schools, supplies, and teachers.
Primary and secondary education is free and compulsory from the ages of 6-16, but there is little follow-up for those that don't comply.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Liberia. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. 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.
American International School of Monrovia (AISM)
Address: Old Road / P.O. Box 1625
Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia, Africa
Tuition Rates: US $5,000 - $11,000 per year
An independent, coeducational day school which offers an American curriculum educational program. Classes are available from pre-school through 8th grade for students of all nationalities. English is the language of instruction. In the core curriculum, students study English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies; Music, Art, Arabic, French or ESL, and Physical Education.
Liberian-Turkish Light International School
Address: Airfield Shortcut, 24th Street, Sinkor
Monrovia / Liberia / West Africa
Tel: (231) 886 88 2006 or 05 88 2006
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
A non-governmental, non-political institution with English language instruction.