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
- 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
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 (FANB)
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 baccalaureate
- Technological baccalaureates: STMG, STI2D
It also prepares students for:
- The International Option Baccalaureate (OIB) American section
- The European-English section
Lycée Rainier III
The Lycée Rainier III is a state school. It prepares students for technological and professional baccalaureates in various sectors.
Hotels and Catering Category
- Baccalaureate in Science and Technology for Hospitality 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 Assisting with the Management of Organisations and their Operations (AGOrA)
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Commerce and Sales Professions, Option A: Organisation and Management of Commercial Spaces (MRC)
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Reception Services (ACC)
Industrial Sector Category
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Maintenance of Industrial Equipment (MEI)
- Vocational Secondary Education Diploma in Electricity and Connected Environments (MELEC)
Lycée Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré (FANB)
Lycée Saint François d’Assise Nicolas Barré prepares students for general baccalaureate
It also prepares students for the European-Italian section.
International School of Monaco (ISM)
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.