You will find below a list of the most popular schools for expats in Wallis and Futuna. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school and other accreditation in Wallis and Futuna.
There are barely 16,000 people living on these tiny Pacific Islands and education is hardly a sophisticated affair, although it is compulsory and completely free for children aged between 6 and 16. The main education medium in village schools is French.
Public primary school education is provided by the Directorate for Catholic Education. The Local Education Authority has sole responsibility for public secondary school education.
Most of the students aspiring to senior secondary education travel to New Caledonia or French Polynesia instead, or even France, where they could study at tertiary levels too.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Wallis and Futuna. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body.
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.
There are 18 primary schools in the territory: 12 on Wallis and 6 on Futuna, with a combined total of over 5,200 students.
The territory also homes six junior high schools and one senior high school/sixth-form college.
The senior high school/sixth-form college is Lycée d'État de Wallis et Futuna on Wallis
However, none of the schools listed above is considered as “international school”.