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
Schooling is obligatory for children from 6 to 16 years of age.
The secondary level of education comprises:
- Collège, catering for children aged 11 to 14, from sixième (Year 7) to troisième (Year 10). Successful completion of education at this level is recognised by the award of the Diplôme National du Brevet, DNB
- Lycée, providing education for teenagers aged 15 to 17, from seconde (Year 11) to terminale (Year 13). At the end of this three-year programme, students take the baccalaureate examination
The Principality offers a choice between:
- State education
- Private education under contract
- Private education
For more information See the factsheet: "The Primary and Secondary Education System in Monaco "
The schools of the Principality are approved as French educational establishments abroad. The timetables, teaching programmes and examinations taken are in conformity with those set out by the French national educational authority.
At the collège level, all students receive the same general education and may also take some additional options. The core curriculum includes the following subjects: French, Mathematics, Foreign Language, History–Geography, Civics, Sciences, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education (EPS). Support and supervision of individual work are also available to students.
At the lycée level, students have a choice of three options:
- The general education prepares students for General Baccalaureate, in Economics and Social Sciences (Baccalaureate ES category), in Literature (L category), in Science (S category)
- The technology option, leading to specific baccalaureates in the service, industry or hotel and catering sectors
- The professional option, which opens up three sectors: hotel and catering, industry and services
Collège Charles III
Le Collège Charles III is a state school.
In parallel with the programme outlined above, Collège Charles III offers specific options for students with particular aptitudes.
It also offers support to meet the specific needs of individual students.
Collège Charles III is the examination centre for the Diplôme National du Brevet, which all students sit at the end of Year 10.
Collège Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré
Collège Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré is a private school under contract.
In parallel with the programme outlined above, the school offers optional subjects and individual support.
Lycée Albert Ier
Lycée Albert I is a state school. It prepares students for:
- General baccalaureates: ES, S, L
- Technological baccalaureates:STMG, STI2D
It also prepares students for:
- The International Option Baccalaureate (OIB) American section
- The European-English section
Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School
The Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School is a state school. It prepares students for technological and professional baccalaureates in various sectors.
Hotels and Catering Category
- Technical baccalaureate (hotel and catering)
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Cookery
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Marketing and Catering Services
Service Sector Category
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Secretarial
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Accounting
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in ARCU Reception and Customer and User Services
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Commerce
Industrial Sector Category
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Maintenance of Industrial Equipment
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment and Electronic Communications Devices
Lycée Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré
Lycée Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré prepares students for general baccalaureates: ES, S, L
It also prepares students for the European-Italian section.
International School of Monaco
The International School of Monaco is a private school offering bilingual education, which falls within the competence of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), whose headquarters are in Geneva. The ISM caters for children from nursery age to Year 13.