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Procedure How to enrol your child in primary school

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Direction de l'Éducation Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Avenue de l'Annonciade
MC 98000 MONACO

Department of Education, Youth and Sport :
(+377) 98 98 83 05

Fax : (+377) 98 98 85 74

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Direction de l'Éducation Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Avenue de l'Annonciade
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 83 05

Fax : (+377) 98 98 85 74

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

Education is compulsory for all children aged six to sixteen who are Monegasque nationals or living in Monaco.  Education in the State sector is free; the private sector is fee-paying.

Children must be enrolled in primary school at the beginning of the calendar year in which they will reach the age of six, prior to starting school in September.

You must enrol your child or children during the time-periods stipulated by the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, unless you have moved to the Principality during the school year .

 

School enrolment periods

For the school year 2017-2018, the enrolment periods at State schools, are from Monday 9 January to Friday 10 February 2017, and from 3 January 2017 for private schools under contract.

A second wave of registrations will take place from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017 inclusive, for all state schools. You can find all of the information you need in the following document (French only):  Download file Inscriptions - 2ème vague - année scolaire 2017-2018 Inscriptions - 2ème vague - année scolaire 2017-2018

Outside these periods , you should contact the Department of Education, Youth and Sport.

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Choosing a School for Your Child

You can choose between:

  • State education
  • Private education under contract

You can also educate your child at home, subject to the terms and checks set out in Article 5 of  Act no. 1.334 of 12 July 2007 concerning education

In the state sector, the school your child will attend depends on the geographical area  in which you live.  If you wish your child to attend a school in a different area, you should send a letter to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport before 15th June, requesting an area exemption. 

While awaiting a reply, you should enrol your child in the school in your area.  

Fontvieille

École de Fontvieille
5 avenue des Guelfes

Phone: (+377) 98 98 47 65
Website: www.ecole-fontvieille.mc

Study time, school canteen.

Condamine

École de la Condamine
4 rue Saige

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 65
Website: www.ecole-condamine.mc

Study Time, school canteen, classes with flexible schedules (Music Program).

Moneghetti

École des Révoires
63 ter bd du Jardin Exotique

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 83
Website: www.ecole-revoires.mc

Study time, school canteen.

Monte-Carlo

École Saint Charles
11 avenue Saint Laurent

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 70
Website: www.ecole-stcharles.mc

Study time, school canteen, french as a foreign language for non native french speakers, classes with adapted educational methods.

Cours Saint Maur

33 bd des Moulins

Phone: (+377) 93 50 61 51
Website: www.ecole-stmaur.mc

School canteen.

Établissement François d’Assise Nicolas Barré

11 rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine

Phone: (+377) 97 97 10 50
Website: www.fanb.mc

School canteen.

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Obtaining and Completing the form

To get this form, you can either:

  • Outside enrolment periods, you can also collect it from the Department of Education, Youth and Sport

3

Collating the documents

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • The enrolment form
  • A certificate of nationality and domicile for Monegasques and Monegasque ascendants
  • A certificate stating that you have lived in Monaco for at least three months, for people domiciled in Monaco
  • If you have moved to Monaco recently:  a residence card or a confirmation slip for a residence card (note that enrolment will only be definitive on presentation of a photocopy of your residence card)
  • The child's certificate of civil status, a photocopy of your family record book or a birth certificate showing proof of parentage
  • A photocopy of the child's vaccination records
  • A certificate stating that the child is no longer enrolled in his or her previous school, except for children who have not yet attended school
  • School reports for the past three terms
  • Three window envelopes (DL 110 x 220) with stamps affixed at the current postal rate
  • Three ID photos of the child
  • For divorced parents:  the divorce ruling (translated into French if necessary) and, in cases of shared parental custody, a letter from the second parent authorising schooling in Monaco, accompanied by a photocopy of an official document (such as an ID card or driving licence.)
  • For parents who are separated:  a photocopy of the official document specifying the adult who has custody and, in cases of joint parental custody, a letter from the second parent authorising schooling in Monaco, accompanied by a photocopy of an official document (such as an ID card or driving licence.)  If you do not have an official document, you should provide the photocopy of a family allowance statement and a photocopy of your social insurance card

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Submitting the application

Registrations will be taken in the secretarial offices of the schools BY APPOINTMENT ONLY concerned during official enrolment periods only.  

5

Testing to Assess the Child's Level

A test will be carried out to assess your child's level if:

  • His or her mother tongue is a language other than French
  • Your child was previously enrolled in a private school that was not under contract

In both cases, the Department of Education, Youth and Sport will send you the contact details of the Head of the school.  You can then arrange the date of the test with him or her.

Last update: 08/10/2015

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