How to enrol your child in primary school
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
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 2022-2023, the enrolment periods for State primary schools are from Monday 3 January to Friday 4 February 2022 inclusive.
Enrolment in State Collège Charles III, is open from 16 May to 19 June 2022 inclusive.
Enrolment in State Lycées will take place from Monday 3 January 2022 to Thursday 23 June 2022 inclusive.
Enrolment in an establishment offering private education under contract, takes place from Tuesday 4 January to Friday 18 March 2022 inclusive.
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.
Collating the documents
You will need the following documents for your application to enrol:
- The enrolment form
- 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. At the end of the school year, you should provide the decision of the Class Council
- School reports for the past three terms
- Three envelopes with stamps affixed at the current postal rate
- 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 the photocopy of a family allowance statement and/or a photocopy of your social insurance card
- School results for the current year (termly reports, details of marks attained, 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
- 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 3 months old from the parents
- A copy of your valid residence permit
Specifically for private schools operating under contract:
In addition to the documents already mentioned above, private educational establishments under contract require the following documents:
- A certificate of baptism for Catholic children
- 4 recent ID photos of the child
Submitting the application
Registrations will be taken in the secretarial offices of the schools BY APPOINTMENT ONLY concerned during official enrolment periods only.
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.