Education System in Monaco
Education in the Principality of Monaco on the northern Mediterranean coastline is compulsory from age 6 to 16 and is free to Monegasque nationals of these ages. Syllabi are identical to those in France, but with the addition of Monaco history and Monegasque language. Primary education starts at age 6 at one of 7 local schools, and takes 5 years to complete.
There are 2 middle schools in the Principality where pupils spend the next 4 years from age 11 to 14. The annual programs are locally known as troisiéme 3éme through to sixiéme 6éme respectively, and students graduate with a certificate of lower secondary education.
Secondary education is more tuned to local requirements, and is provided at 2 lycées named Albert 1 and Technical Monte Carlo. The former focuses on secretarial and accounting training. The latter concentrates on the hospitality industry and general business skills.
Undergraduate and graduate programs in the Principality of Monaco are provided by Charles III College (illustrated here), and the private University of Southern Europe – Monaco.
Other specialized tertiary institutions include a Nursing School, an Academy of Music, an Academy of Classic Dance, and a School of Plastic Arts.
Further tertiary education opportunities may be found in France, in Europe and in the rest of the world.