How to Enrol Your Children into Nursery School

 January 9, 2019

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Nursery schools (écoles maternelles) accept children who are too young for compulsory education. Children of three years of age and over, or children who have reached this  age during the first quarter of the school year, and children aged four to five, can attend nursery school.

Nursery school is not compulsory. State education is free, while private education is fee-paying.

All Monégasque children, or children with at least one Monégasque parent, can be enroled in a state nursery school on request. Non-Monégasque children whose parents live in the Principality will be admitted if places are available.

In general, the school enrolment periods are from the middle of January until the middle of February. Registrations are always taken in the secretarial offices of the selected schools during official enrolment periods and by appointment only.

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.

In the state sector, the school in which your child will attend, depends on the geographical area in which you live. If you wish your child to attend a school in a different area, you should send a letter to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport before the 15th June requesting an area exemption.

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Related sources:

State Education

École des Carmes
33 bd du Larvotto
Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 68 Website:

École du Parc
32 bis bd de Belgique Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 71 Website:

École Saint Charles
(it has nursery classes for children aged 4 and 5 only)
11 avenue Saint Laurent
Phone: (+377) 98 98 86 70 Website:

Education under Contract

Établissement François d’Assise Nicolas Barré
(school caters for children from nursery age to year 13)
11 rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine Phone: (+377) 97 97 10 50 Website:

Other educational establishment

Le Petite Ecole Monaco
(bilingual (English-French) Montessori pre-school in the Principality of Monaco) 4 quai Antoine 1er
Phone: (+33) 06 40 61 77 17

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