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CityFrench Riviera - Côte d'Azur
CurriculumsIB and British
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €11,900
to: €29,400
Address: 10-16 Quai Antoine Premier 98000, Monaco
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

English Support
French Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, Spanish, German, Russian

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Yes; ISM uses CleverTouch board in all classrooms, and all students from Class 4 to 13 receive a device (iPad or Macbook) for using technology purposefully to enhance learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, ISM has online video conferencing available for online meetings where necessary. Distance learning (with live classes held online) was an effective method already put into place by ISM during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although classes are now held in person again, ISM still offers distance learning as an option for recognised student athletes who are occasionally unable to attend class due to international competitions or training events in their sport, in line with ISM's accreditation as an Athlete-Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) by the World Academy of Sport.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma pass rate: 100%
Average IB points in 2022: 39.7
IGCSE A*-C: 89%

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

ISM has an approved Homework Guidelines policy in place, and the suggested amount of time for homework varies depending on the year group.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, ISM has an experienced team of Learning Support specialists who are available to help students with mild learning challenges.

Learning support offered

Our Learning Support team provides various one-to-one, small group and in-class interventions for students with gaps in learning or with diagnosed learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or a slower processing speed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our able, gifted and talented students are supported by individualised pathways, such as advanced mathematics courses or additional languages. We also support them by providing in-class curriculum extensions and out-of-lesson experiences that enrich their understanding of our world.

Student access to education psychologist

The school supports families in connecting with external educational psychologists, both locally and in their home language whenever possible.

Entry evaluation for students

The entrance test is mandatory for any applications to Class 3 and above.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

It is a diagnostic assessment that is designed to help students and their teachers understand how they learn and what their academic potential might be. It assesses how students think in areas that are known to make a difference to learning.

Waiting list

There is a waiting list for many of our year groups.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For the school year starting in September:
Early applications: all applications received before January 10th will be considered early applications, and a decision will be given between January 26th - 31st.
Mid-year applications: all applications received between January 11th and March 19th will be considered mid-year applications, and a decision will be given between April 10th - 30th.
Late applications: all applications received between March 20th and May 20th will be considered late applications, and a decision will be given between June 11th - 30th.

Any parents wishing to make an application after May 20th should contact the school to ascertain whether places remain available.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Kindergarten: 8:45
Primary School: 8:30
Secondary School: 8:15

School finish time

Kindergarten: 12:00 - All children finish at 12:00 on Wednesdays.
Primary School: 15:30 - All children finish at 12:00 on Wednesdays.
Secondary School: 16:00 - All children finish at 15:00 on Wednesdays.

School bus service available

A school bus service is operational from the 1st start day of the local Monaco schools (early September). This is a dedicated public bus which collects our students from designated bus stops and delivers them to ISM.

School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISM offers an extensive extracurricular programme that includes creative arts, athletics, Model United Nations, music, publication, choir, language clubs, chess, the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards and theatre productions.

Facilities at the school

ISM has 4 libraries, a science building containing 5 science labs, multiple music rooms, art rooms and a drama room, as well as the Sunrise Café, a dedicated lounge area exclusively for Year 12 and 13 students to have lunch or snacks, study or meet.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Monaco is an international school with a bilingual programme French/English, in Early Years and Primary Schools, offering Cambridge International IGCSE and followed by IB Diploma and IB careers- related Diploma.

Teaching approach of the school

ISM's mission is to provide an outstanding education for students so that they are happy, confident, independent, multilingual and responsible global citizens.

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