You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Monaco 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 Monaco. Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with an English speaking program while others run under the French language and system.
Education in Monaco
Monaco's education system is based on the French curriculum, with an international focus. This includes the learning of the Monegasque language and history of Monaco. Compulsory education begins at 6 and is mandatory for 10 years.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Monaco. 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.
Accreditation & Membership
- Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
International School in Monaco
International School of Monaco (ISM)
Address: 12, Quai Antoine 1er
MC 98000 Monaco
Tuition Rates: 6,230 - 23,460 euro per year
International school offering bilingual education in French and English. Students are prepared for the IGCSE and IB. Uniforms are required.
French International School in Monaco
Centre Méditérranéen d'Études Françaises (CMEF)
Address: Chemin des Oliviers
06320 Cap-d'Ail, France
Tel: 33 4 93 78 21 59
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
French language international school that caters to students in Monaco from Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS). The school operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).