Procedure How to enrol your child in a lycée

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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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Principe et 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.

The "lycée" is a secondary school for the second phase of secondary education.

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 2019-2020, the enrolment periods at State schools, are from Monday 7 January to Friday 8 February 2019.

Enrolment at the Lycée François d'Assise-Nicolas Barré, an establishment offering private education under contract, takes place from Monday 14 January to Friday 5 April 2019 inclusive.

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

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Choosing a school for your child

This option prepares students for the General Baccalaureate and for higher education at a University or a foundation course for the Grandes Ecoles (prestigious higher education institutions that are not universities)

Pupils in the 2020 class will be the last to sit the three categories of study:

  • ES category: General Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Sciences
  • S category: General Baccalaureate in Science
  • L category: General Baccalaureate in Literature

 

Following the reform of the baccalaureate, which will affect all pupils in the lycée from the 2021 baccalaureate session onwards, the categories system will be discontinued in favour of a more individualised programme of study

State education

Lycée Albert Ier

1 place de la Visitation

Phone: (+377) 98 98 80 54
Website: lycee-albert1er.gouv.mc

Self-service canteen, information and documentation centre, multi purpose hall

Private education under contract

Établissement François d’Assise Nicolas Barré

SITE ROQUEVILLE
11 avenue de Roqueville

Phone: (+377) 97 70 25 90
Website: www.fanb.mc

Self-service canteen, an information and documentation centre.

Technological education prepares students for short graduate courses.

There are 3 sections available:

  • STG category: Technological Secondary Education Diploma in Science and the Technology of Management
  • STI2D category: Technological Secondary Education Diploma in the Science and Technology of Industry and Sustainable Development, Energy and Environment option
  • Hotels and catering category: Technological Secondary Education Diploma in Hotels and Catering

State education

Lycée Albert Ier

1 place de la Visitation

Phone: (+377) 98 98 80 54
Website: www.lycee-albert1er.mc

Self-service canteen, information and documentation centre, multi purpose hall.

Série STG
Série STI2D

 

Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo

7 allée Lazare Sauvaigo

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 72
Website: lycee-technique.gouv.mc

Self-service canteen, swimming pool and gymnasium, information and documentation centre.

Hotels and catering category.

This channel is available to students at the end of Secondary School (Classe de 3eme – Year 10) in three areas of specialisation: Hotels and Catering, Service Sector and Industrial Sector.

The courses last 3 years and lead to one of the following 8 professional diplomas

Hotels and Catering Category

  • 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

 

Once students receive a vocational diploma they can continue their studies to the graduate level.

 

Public

Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo

7 allée Lazare Sauvaigo

Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 72
Website: lycee-technique.gouv.mc

Self-service canteen, swimming pool and gymnasium, information and documentation centre.

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Collating the documents

If your child is in the 3ème (Year 10) at a college Charles III

  • The secretarial office of the college provides you with the registration form for the lycée
  • Fill out the form
  • Return the form to the secretarial office of the college which will forward it directly to the concerned lycée

Your child is attending school in Year 10 (3ème) of François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré secondary school

  • Parents of students attending the François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré secondary school and who wish their children to join a specialised sector of the Lycée Albert 1er or the LTHM, must also enroll of their child during the registration periods determined by the Department of Education, Youth and Sport
  • Parents of pupils of the François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré secondary school who are non-resident, and who wish their children to join a specialised sector of the Lycée Albert 1er or the LTHM, must contact the Department of Education, Youth and Sport from the month of January

You should enrol your child directly at a Lycée

You will find below, the specific documents and procedures for the enrolment of your child in the various public and private Lycées under contract in the Principality.

Only pupils who are Monegasque nationals and/or resident in the Principality may enrol at Lycée Albert I (subject to the end-of-year Class Council decision). In the case of pupils who do not fall into these categories, a request for dispensation must be submitted to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport.

Enrolment forms can be obtained from the Lycée Albert I secretarial office on request.

To complete the enrolment form, you will need to provide the following documents, arranged in the order described below: 

Administrative documents

  1. Where the parents are separated or divorced, or provisional measures are in place: a copy of the decree or ruling (only the pages pertaining to custody and parental responsibility) 
  2. A photocopy of the family record booklet
  3. A certificate of nationality for monegasque children
  4. Certificate of residence for non-Monegasque nationals who live in the Principality of Monaco
  5. Proof of school insurance (may be included as part of your home insurance policy)
  6. Medical form (fiche bleue) for the School Medical Inspectorate (for new pupils in the Principality)
  7. Photocopy of recommended vaccination certificates (within the last five years where appropriate): diphtheria, tetanus, polio and whooping cough
  8. Details of a bank account or post office bank account (please write the pupil’s name on the back of the document) for reimbursement of self-service restaurant costs (overpayments). Reimbursement of any overpayments will be made via any means available at the discretion of the company responsible for the catering service, on a date that falls between the last school day of the academic year and the first day of the subsequent academic year, as established by the ministerial decrees setting the dates for school holidays, both published in the official Journal de Monaco
  9. Cheque for €10 (please write the pupil’s name on the back of the cheque) to cover administrative and postage costs, the carnet de liaison (parent-teacher correspondence book) and the school ID card. The cheque should be made out to the Lycée Albert I

 

School documents

  1. Copy of the dispensation issued by the Department of Education, Youth and Sport (only in the case of pupils who are neither Monegasque nationals nor resident in Monaco)
  2. Approval in writing from the Academy of Music for pupils in Seconde (Year 11) who have chosen the music option
  3. Photocopy (or photocopies) of any qualification(s) obtained
  4. The leaving certificate (EXEAT) issued by the child’s previous school
  5. Orientation form noting class to which the pupil will be admitted at the start of the academic year
  6. Photocopy of school reports for the last three terms

 

Procedures for examinations granting entry to European Section – In accordance with Baccalaureate reforms (2019/2020)

Seconde (Year 11)

A written request must be sent by the child’s legal representative(s) to the head of the school. The pupil’s overall average mark for 3ème (Year 10) must be 12/20 or higher, with an average mark in English of at least 14/20 in each term. Pupils who have previously studied the traditional English curriculum but wish to be admitted to the EU section must sit an exam which includes both written and oral tests (at CEFR B1 level).

A minimum mark of 12/20 must be obtained in each test. Only the results of the entrance tests may be sent to families; copies of the tests themselves will be retained in the pupil’s files and cannot be provided.

Written confirmation of enrolment will be sent to all Seconde (Year 11) pupils before the beginning of the academic year.

 

Première (Year 12)

A written request must be sent by the child’s legal representative(s) to the head of the school. The pupil’s overall average mark for Seconde (Year 11) must be 12/20 or higher, with an average mark in English of at least 14/20 in each term. Pupils who have previously studied the traditional English curriculum but wish to be admitted to the EU section must sit an exam which includes both written and oral tests at the required level. A minimum mark of 12/20 must be obtained in each test. Only the results of the entrance tests may be sent to families; copies of the tests themselves will be retained in the pupil’s files and cannot be provided.

Only pupils who are Monegasque nationals and/or resident in the Principality may enrol at Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School (subject to the end-of-year Class Council decision). In the case of pupils who do not fall into these categories, a request for dispensation must be submitted to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport.

Enrolment forms can be obtained from secretarial office at Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School on request.

To complete the enrolment form, you will need to provide the following documents: 

Please collect the following from the secretarial office at Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School together with the enrolment form:

  • Medical certificate confirming fitness for roles in the service sector (pink form), to be collected together with the enrolment form, duly completed and signed by the child’s doctor (GP)
  • Green medical form, to be collected together with the enrolment form, completed and signed on the back

 

Other supporting documents to be provided:

  • Copy of up-to-date vaccination certificates
  • Copy of parents ID card
  • Copy of pupil ID card
  • Proof of private civil liability insurance for the pupil (optional)
  • Copy of “Certificat Individuel de Participation à l’Appel de Préparation à la Défense” (Certificate of Attendance at Defence and Citizenship Day) or “Attestation de Recensement” (Certificate of Registration) for French nationals only, aged 16 and over
  • Copy of court ruling pertaining to the custodial and visitation rights of each parent in the case of parents who are divorced or legally separated (where there has been any change in the family situation since the previous year)
  • A cheque for €10 made out to Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School to cover the costs of the carnet de liaison (parent-teacher correspondence book) and postage. For pupils enrolled in the industrial sector, a fee of €20 will be requested to cover relevant supplies

 

For pupils who attended school outside Monaco in 2018/2019:

  • 1 recent photograph for identification purposes, which must be taken by a photographer for the School Medical Inspectorate
  • School Medical Inspectorate blue information form (completed)
  • Leaving certificate (EXEAT) issued by the last school attended
  • Record of marks achieved during the 2018/2019 academic year

If a response is not received within eight days after a dispensation is granted, vacant places may be allocated to other applicants.

 

 

 

 

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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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Last update: 10/12/2015

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