Procedure How to enrol your child in nursery school (Petite, Moyenne and Grande sections – ages 3, 4 and 5)

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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

Nursery schools (écoles maternelles) accept children who are too young for compulsory education. Children of three years of age and over, or children who have reached this age during the first quarter of the school year, and children aged four to five, can attend nursery school.

Nursery school is not compulsory.

All Monegasque children, or children with at least one Monegasque parent, can be enrolled on request in a state nursery school or private nursery schools under contract. Non-Monegasque children whose parents live in the Principality will be admitted if places are available.

 

 

School enrolment periods

For the school year 2023-2024, the enrolment periods for schools will take place:

  • In state educational establishments from Wednesday 4 January 2023 to Monday 20 March 2023 inclusive
  • In private educational establishments under contract from Wednesday 04 January 2023 to Monday 20 March 2023 inclusive

 

Outside these periods the online service is accessible by the following link will enable you to carry out this procedure.

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Choosing a school for your child

You can choose between:

 

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 1st May, 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

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

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

After school club, french as a foreign language, school canteen.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Moneghetti

École du Parc
32 bis bd de Belgique

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 71
Website: ecole-parc.gouv.mc

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

French as a foreign language for non native french speakers, school bus service, after school club, school canteen.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Monte-Carlo

École Saint Charles
11 avenue Saint Laurent

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

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

Classes for 4 Year olds and 5 year olds only, after school club, school canteen, french as a foreign language for non native french speakers, classes with adapted educational methods.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Larvotto

École des Carmes
33 bd du Larvotto

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 68
website: ecole-carmes.gouv.mc

French as a foreign language for non native french speakers, after school club, school canteen, school bus.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Stella

École Stella
16, rue Hubert Clerissi - Monaco

Phone: (+377) 98 98 94 12
Website: ecole-stella.gouv.mc

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

After school club, french as a foreign language, school canteen.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Cours Saint Maur

33 bd des Moulins

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

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

School Canteen.

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

Établissement François d’Assise Nicolas Barré

11 rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine

Classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section)

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

School Canteen

Enrolment by appointment with the school secretary’s office only.

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Enrolling your child in state school

 

You can enrol your child in a primary school using the special online service available in January 2023.

Collating the documents

Depending on your circumstances, you may be asked to provide the following supporting documents:

  • A photocopy of your family record booklet or a birth certificate showing proof of parentage
  • A photocopy of the vaccination record book
  • A certificate of civil liability insurance, mentioning the name of the child (optional)
  • For divorced parents: the divorce ruling (translated into French if necessary) and any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements
  • For parents who are separated: a copy of any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements. If you do not have an official document, you should provide a photocopy of a family allowance statement and/or a photocopy of your social insurance card
  • School results for the current year (termly reports, etc.)
  • At the end of the school year, for all new enrolments, a certificate of deregistration from the child's previous school, mentioning the decision of the Class Council, with the exception of children who do not yet attend school

Monegasque families:

  • A child’s certificate of nationality (or the one of the parents if only they are Monegasque)
  • A certificate of residence

Families resident in Monaco:

  • A residence certificate less than 6 months old from the parents
  • A copy of your valid residence permit

 

NOTE: The documents listed above are a vital part of the child’s school records and must be provided before their enrolment can be confirmed.

Important recommendation: In allocating available places at primary schools, priority will be given to children living in the relevant area, whether they are Monegasque nationals or residents, whose enrolment application has been received by the required deadline.

Please contact the secretarial office at the school in your area  to obtain the paper enrolment form (dates to be published at a later stage).

The enrolment form must be returned to the secretarial office of the relevant school by APPOINTMENT ONLY during the enrolment periods. 

Collating the documents

Depending on your circumstances, you may be asked to provide the following supporting documents:

  • The enrolment form, which can be downloaded here: Download file Demande d'inscription (327-0001_02-2017) Demande d'inscription (327-0001_02-2017)  or collected from the school in your area  during the enrolment periods
  • A photocopy of your family record booklet or a birth certificate showing proof of parentage
  • A photocopy of the vaccination record book
  • Three envelopes with stamps affixed at the current postal rate in the Principality of Monaco
  • Three recent ID photos of the child
  • A certificate of civil liability insurance, mentioning the name of the child (optional)
  • For divorced parents: the divorce ruling (translated into French if necessary) and any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements
  • For parents who are separated: a copy of any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements. If you do not have an official document, you should provide a photocopy of a family allowance statement and/or a photocopy of your social insurance card
  • School results for the current year (termly reports, etc.)
  • At the end of the school year, for all new enrolments, a certificate of deregistration from the child's previous school, mentioning the decision of the Class Council, with the exception of children who do not yet attend school 

Monegasque families: 

  • A child’s certificate of nationality (or the one of the parents if only they are Monegasque)
  • A certificate of residence

Families resident in Monaco:

  • A residence certificate less than 6 months old from the parents
  • A copy of a valid residence permit for the child’s legal guardians

 

NOTE: The documents listed above are a vital part of the child’s school records and must be provided before their enrolment can be confirmed.

Important recommendation: In allocating available places at primary schools, priority will be given to children living in the relevant area, whether they are Monegasque nationals or residents, whose enrolment application has been received by the required deadline.

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Enrolling our child in private school operating under contract

Please contact the secretarial office at the school of your choice to obtain the paper enrolment forms from Wednesday 04 January 2023 to Monday 20 March 2023 inclusive.

The enrolment form must be returned to the secretarial office of the relevant school by APPOINTMENT ONLY during the enrolment periods 

Collating the documents

You will need the following documents for your application to enrol:

  • A photocopy of your family record booklet or a birth certificate showing proof of parentage
  • A photocopy of the vaccination record book
  • A certificate of baptism (until 5ème [Year 8]) for Catholic children
  • Four recent ID photos
  • For divorced parents: the divorce ruling (translated into French if necessary) and any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements
  • For parents who are separated: a copy of any official document that sets out the child’s living arrangements. If you do not have an official document, you should provide a photocopy of a family allowance statement and/or a photocopy of your social insurance card
  • School results for the current year (termly reports, etc.)
  • At the end of the school year, for all new enrolments, a certificate of deregistration from the child's previous school, mentioning the decision of the Class Council

Monegasque families:

  • A child’s certificate of nationality (or the one of the parents if only they are Monegasque)

Families resident in Monaco

  • A residence certificate less than 6 months old from the parents
  • A copy of a valid residence permit for the child’s legal guardians

 

NOTE: The documents listed above are a vital part of the child’s school records and must be provided before their enrolment can be confirmed.

Last update: 18/11/2022

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