Procedure How to enrol your child in school outside the normal enrolment periods

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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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Please note: An online service will soon be available to enable you to carry out this procedure on line.

 

Principle and conditions

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

Nursery school (école maternelle) is for children who have not yet reached the age for compulsory school attendance. Nursery schools accept children aged three and over, or who will reach this age in the first quarter of the school year, and children aged four and five.

Nursery school is not obligatory.

All Monegasque children, or children who have at least one Monegasque parent, must be offered a place on request in a State nursery school. Children whose parents live in the Principality but are not Monegasque nationals will be offered a place subject to availability.

Depending on the availability of places, children will be enrolled in their local school as a priority.

 

School enrolment periods

For the school year 2021-2022, the enrolment periods for State primary and secondary schools (Collèges) are from Monday 11 January to Friday 19 February inclusive.

Enrolment in State Lycées will take place from 1 February 2021 to 30 June 2021 inclusive.

 

Enrolment in an establishment offering private education under contract, takes place from Tuesday 5 January to Friday 19 march 2021 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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Collating the documents

 

You must provide:

  • The enrolment form
  • A photocopy of your child's ID card, or yours, if your child is mentioned on it
  • School reports from the last three terms (for children to whom compulsory schooling applies)
  • 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 family allowance statement from your social insurance documents

You must provide:

  • The enrolment form
  • A photocopy of your residence permit or a confirmation slip for a residence permit (note that enrolment will only be definitive on presentation of a photocopy of your residence card)
  • For the children more than 16 years old, the photocopy of their own residence permit or a confirmation slip for a residence permit
  • The child's certificate of civil status, a photocopy of your family record booklet or a birth certificate showing proof of parentage
  • School reports for the past three terms (for children who have not completed their mandatory schooling)
  • 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 a photocopy of a family allowance statement and a photocopy of your social insurance card

 

 

You must provide:

  • The enrolment form
  • A letter requesting the enrolment to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, specify 3 schools in order of preference
  • School reports for the past three terms (for children who have not completed their mandatory schooling)
  • 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 a photocopy of a family allowance statement and a photocopy of your social insurance card

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Completing the form and submitting the application

When you apply for enrolment via the dedicated online service, which is accessible by following this link;  you will be able to:

  • Obtain and fill in the form
  • Submit supporting documents
  • Submit the complete file

 

You will receive an acknowledgement of registration by email.

Once the file has been processed, you will receive a reply by email.

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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.

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Obtaining and completing the form

To get this form, you can either:  

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Submitting the application

You should submit the completed form and supporting documents to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport.

After your application has been received and examined, you will receive a reply by post.

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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: 08/04/2021

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