The Education System in Monaco
The education system of Monaco is well structured and the curriculum is laid in a way to match the international standards. The Principality of Monaco puts lot emphasis on the education of its citizens. Education in Monaco is mandatory for children belonging to the age group of 6-16 years old for about 10 years. The education curriculum in Monaco follows France’s system closely, and the diplomas obtained are the same. The main differences are the inclusion of the learning of the Monegasque language, the history of Monaco and learning about Monegasque culture in elementary schools. The rate of success to pass the French National Baccalaureate examination is close to 90%.
Nurseries or day care centers are usually privately-operated for children aged 6 and below and they run their own curriculum. Halte-garderies are day care facilities for working parents with children aged three years. Given the limited number of spaces, day care facilities run by the state are reserved mainly for Monegasque nationals, or Monegasque residents who have worked in Monaco for at least a year.
Primary education is disseminated through ten, state-run schools, which includes 7 primary and 3 nursery schools. The secondary education is disseminated through colleges like the Lycee Albert providing diploma courses in accounting, secretarial studies, followed by the hotel training, commercial studies by the Technical Lycee (college for general and technical training) College of Monte Carlo, finally the Charles College which provides vocational training.