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Leading Monaco school named among top 100 private schools in the world

One of Monaco’s top schools has been named among the 100 best private schools in the world, as part of the Spear’s Schools Index, launched in partnership with global education consultancy, Carfax Education. The International School of Monaco has been included in the international index of the 100 best private schools globally, expertly chosen by Carfax Education and Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals.

Categorised by region, the school has been named in the Top 10 Schools in the Rest of Europe category, which includes institutions in Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Prospective parents and pupils can now access a list of the top 100 schools for 2022, across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, chosen by expert education consultants at Carfax Education and Spear’s Magazine.

As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare pupils for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees, as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.

The International School of Monaco is described in the index as the epitome of internationalism, with pupils from more than 50 countries, educated in a bilingual curriculum up to age 11. A planned move to a new purpose-built campus will ensure the school maintains its focus on STEM and sport and the increasingly strong academic results open doors for pupils to top universities around the world.

Top schools listed for 2022 also include world renowned British schools such as Harrow and Eton College, as well as those further afield, such as St Paul’s School in Brazil and Geelong Grammar School in Australia. New entries for this year include UK senior school, Uppingham School and UK prep school, Lambrook School, as well as Beau Soleil in Switzerland and Jumeirah College, Dubai. Collated by Carfax Education experts on the ground across the world, the index is the most comprehensive global index available.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “This index is the go-to for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world. Our team is at the forefront of private education and in compiling this year’s list we’ve taken into account how well schools have handled the disruption of the last two years and strived for excellence in the face of adversity.

“These schools far surpassed expectations and continued to deliver an exceptional educational experience across many metrics. We are now seeing more families than ever before wanting to educate their children privately, so they can be sure that their children have a top-quality education that will set them up for a lifetime of success.”

Stuart Bryan, Director, The International School of Monaco, said: “I am delighted that the International School of Monaco has been included for the second year running in the Spear’s index of top 100 private schools worldwide and top 10 schools in the rest of Europe category. The Spear’s index is the only official ranking of private schools, based on a variety of factors such as academic progress, educational ethos and highest level of educational experience.

“We are delighted that our vision of international education with distinction has been recognised through the school being described as an epitome of internationalism. Moreover, our academic progress, commitment to innovation and holistic education have also been highlighted, placing the school at the forefront of international education worldwide, which will be further enhanced by the move to our brand-new school campus located in Testimonio II in the Larvotto area of Monaco in August 2024.”  

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