International Schools in Reunion

Diploma and graduate hat - Fotolia

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

Education in Reunion

Education on the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion is based on the French model as it is an overseas department of France. However, it depends on the Academy of Reunion, which includes 959 schools: 405 nursery schools, 383 primary schools, 90 middle schools and 81 high schools.

  • Primary Education comprises the first 6 years of education, from 6 to 12 years old.
  • Middle Education or Secondary Education: These include 77 colleges for children aged 12 to 16, and 45 lycées for high school students.
  • Tertiary Education: The University of Reunion, established in 1982, remains the nation’s only university. It employs approximately 350 researcher teachers, has faculties of law and economic sciences, sciences and technologies, and literature and human sciences, as well as institutes of company management, linguistics and anthropology, and technology.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Reunion. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for 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, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrolment 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.
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education, complemented by grants and awards.
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation that serves, supports and represents its member schools.
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) is a regional accrediting association which establishes standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to doctoral.
  • Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger, AEFE) is a national public agency under the administration of the French government that assures the quality of schools teaching the French national curriculum outside France.
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents over 1100 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad.

International schools in Saint-Denis

Ma Kindy - Kindy International School Bilingue  
Résidence Marie Françoise Dupuis, 48 Av. du Capricorne,
St Paul 97434, Reunion
Tel: +262 693 03 50 61
Email: /
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Opened since August 2017, the elementary school is now welcoming children from the age of 2 to the age of 11 year old. Ma Kindy is the first certified bilingual international school in Reunion. This school offers an innovative concept in connection with the best international programs, offering a total immersion in the English language.