Monaco's Schooling and Teaching Systems By. Alex foshay

There is ten years of compulsory education for all children in Monaco, from age 6 to 15 years. For secondary education it extends from ages 11-15 and if you choose do an extension of secondary education it may include years from 15-18 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%. About a quarter of children in Monaco attend private school – the rest attend public schools.
General lessons total around 24 hours per week and include French, mathematics, a modern foreign language, history, geography, economics, civics, physics and chemistry, biology and geology, technology, artistic subjects, physical education and sport.
In France curriculum and in Monaco , kids start school very early, school starts at age 2 (for 52% of children) or 3 (for almost 100%) and children spend 2 or 3 years in maternelle (kindergarten).
The school day in France curriculum and in Monaco typically runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Differs in different kinds of schools), with a half day on Saturday, although students do not attend school on Wednesday or Sunday. Lunch is a two-hour break for public school students. Students usually attend school from ages 6 to 18. The average number of students per class is 23. The total number of years in school is 12 years ( Not including maternelle 2-5 years of age ) to graduate.
The rate of success to pass the French National Baccalaureate examination is close to 90%. (Main test to pass in Monaco, like the gr.10 literacy test)
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