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International Schools in Northern Mariana Islands

International Schools

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Northern Mariana Islands 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 Northern Mariana Islands. Schools follow the American curriculum.

Education in Northern Mariana Islands

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is part of the commonwealth of the United States. It consists of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

Students in Northern Mariana Islands go to school from the ages of 6 to 18. Public schools are governed by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System and the system is based on the system in the United States.

International Schools in Northern Mariana Islands

International schools are the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Northern Mariana Islands. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body.

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.

International School 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.
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is evaluates international schools in coordination the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) in the East Asia region.

International Schools in Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Marianas International School (NMIS)
Tel: (670) 234-NMIS (6647)
Tuition Rates: €2,920 - 2,030 per year

NMIS is an international school for children from kindergarten to grade 8. Instruction is in English.

Saipan International School (SIS)
Tel: (670) 288-9660
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Saipan International School is a private, non-profit organization for students from preschool through twelfth grade. Athletics and clubs are offered. Uniforms are required. The school is fully accredited by WASC.