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Education in Mauritius?

Today I would like to enlighten you on education in Mauritius.

The schooling of children is an essential subject for a family that has decided to emigrate. Mauritius is known for its excellent public and private education system. This tropical paradise will offer your children an education of excellence corresponding to international standards. Beyond good schools, Mauritius is also a favorable environment for the cultural enrichment and development of your children. From kindergarten to university, schools in Mauritius offer you several options.

You have the choice here between public schools and private schools:

basically the free ones and the paid ones!

public schools do not have a very good reputation apart from Catholic schools, there are many students per class and the average level...for my part, I will not criticize without knowing, it's not my habit.

For my part, I put my 4 children in international private schools because my children are English and the school offered education with 7 hours of French per week and they could thus remain in the same system as in London. Expatriates prefer to go to private school in case they return to Europe (for the French system) or to their English-speaking country.

In the north:

You have 3 schools close to each other in Mapou (10 min from any side in the North) EDN (French) / IPS (English primary schools) / Northfieîds from 3.5 years old to 18 years old.

You also have Lighthouse and Greencoast.

For the prices count 2000/3000 euros for the small classes after the price increases without forgetting the registration fees.

In all these schools you have acter-school activities, buses that bring the children back and pick them up at home.

A large choice of secondary schools?

If you want your child to continue their education in the French system, you can opt for the

Collège Pierre Poivre in Moka and the École du Nord in Mapou up to the 3rd year. On the other hand, the Lycée des Mascareignes, in Moka and the Lycée La Bourdonnais, in Curepipe, welcome children up to the end of the year. Your children will have no difficulty integrating, because the program is the same as in all high schools in France.

In addition, if you opt for an English education for your children, the Bocage International School, in Moka, is an approved member of the Council of International Schools. This school is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (English and bilingual) and the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is also the case for Northfields International High School which is located in Mapou. In the west of Mauritius is the Westcoast International Secondary School which also prepares students for the IGCSE exams.

The harmonious development of your children?

There is a range of extracurricular activities available for the development of your children. They will be able to do music, sports, cultural activities etc. The children finish school quite early between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m., but they also start very early between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. Establishments such as Westcoast International Secondary School, Northfields, North School, Bocage, Mascareignes... attach particular importance to the development of children so that they become responsible, independent and free-thinking adults. After secondary school, your child can continue his higher education in Mauritius. One of the best universities in the country is the Charles Telfair Institute, Moka, which is affiliated with Australia's Curtin University.

What I can assure you is that the children are just happy: a healthy life, simple sports, multicultural education, swimming pool, friends... It's a bit of an old-fashioned 80s education, it doesn't have no overconsumption here, no fashionable brand (the children are in uniform) otherwise they are in bathing suits or t-shirt shorts and they are so busy with sport that the tablets are not their priority.

Many people will ask me and after the children have to leave after the Bac or the IB … yes it is one of our realities after nothing is serious in the dark will you still be in Mauritius in 10 years but also at 18 n isn't it better for them to discover the world through their studies, to detach themselves from their parents in order to find them better…?

Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions

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