Secondary school in Mauritius encompasses 1 to upper 6, depending on the school. Secondary Education here is free and compulsory for children up to the age of 16. In form 3, students will take an assessment examination in various subject areas.
On completion of Form 5, students will sit for the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) examination. Successful completion of the Cambridge School Certificate examination, allows students to continue another 2-year study, Lower 6 and Upper 6 which culminate in the Higher School Certificate (HSC).
- Grades: 7-12
- Duration: 6 years
- Primary Languages: English
- Terms :3 terms
- Admission Term: throughout the year
- Type: public and private secondary schools or colleges.
Curriculum- the secondary school curriculum includes subjects suchasLanguages, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Design and Technology, Home Economics, Design, Clothing, and Textiles, Home Economics, Physical Education, History, Geography, Sociology, and Visual Arts, Music and Drama, and Dance.
Let’s take a brief look at some schools offering some of the best education for locals and expatriates in Mauritius.
Lighthouse Primary and Secondary School
This is a primary and secondary school that serves students from primary school to secondary school. It is located in northern Mauritius and offers an excellent standard of education based on Christian principles. It aims to stimulate a passion for learning, creativity, and community service, with a high moral standard among its students.
Secondary school section
- Founded: 2009
- Address: Albert Lane, Calebasses, Republic of Mauritius
- Grades: primary to grade 12
- Language of instruction: English
- Type: co-educational, non-profit.
- Terms: 3 terms
Why Lighthouse Primary and Secondary School?
- Subjects are taught in an integrated manner
- varied and flexible Teaching methods
- constant assessment of the students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding
Curriculum- Lighthouse follows the Cambridge International Curriculum in Secondary 1 (Grades 7-9), Secondary 2, and Advanced level (Grades 10-13). The curriculum offers subjects:
Grades 7 to 9- English and French (grammar, writing, and literature), Public speaking, Maths, History, Geography, Civics, General Sciences, Music, Physical Education and Health, Art, Biblical Studies, and Team-building.
Grade 10 to 11- English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Management, French, 20th Century History, Geography, Religious Studies, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Art and Design, and Physical Education
Le Bocage International School
This is an International School in Mauritius that caters to students aged 11 to 18 years. It offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for the Middle Years (Forms 1 to 5), the Diploma Years (Forms 6 and 7), and also prepares Forms 4 and 5 students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The school has a diverse student population from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds
- Location: Mount Ory, Moka, Mauritius.
- Language of instruction: English
- Student population: 600
- Student-teacher ratio: 9:1
- Curriculum: IGCSE (Cambridge), International Baccalaureate
- Type: Co-educational, nonprofit
- Terms: 3
- Accreditation: Council of International Schools (CIS), Mauritian Ministry of Education
Curriculum- The school offers the Middle years Program for from 1 to 5 students, which is designed to help students (11 to 16-year-olds), develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a dynamic world. Subjects offered here include Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design
The school also offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) program for students in form 4. The IGCSE course is a two-year course that culminates in an exam that will grant students access to high school education. The program is recognized by universities and employers worldwide.
The school also offers an authorized Diploma Programme (DP), which is a part of the International baccalaureate, designed for students in Forms 6 and 7. This is a rigorous academic program that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding, and exposure to diverse perspectives. Subjects include Language A (literature or language), Language B (second language), Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and Arts. Students must also take a Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course, write the Extended Essay and complete a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Programme.
Facilities- students have access to a wide range of modern state art facilities including more than forty teaching rooms including four fully equipped science laboratories, three computer rooms, two art studios, three Design and Technology rooms, a home economics laboratory, a large purpose-built library, state of the art Language Lab, music room, theatre and recording studio, playing fields, housing four football fields, outdoor hard court surfaces, a multi-purpose sports hall housing badminton, table-tennis and basketball courts, and a small canteen and dining facility.
Tuition and fees- the following are the ffees to be paid at the school.
Details Amount (Rs)x 11 months
Form 1-5 18 600
Form 6 and 7 21 950
Capitall LLevy (one time) 35 000
Form 1-5 34 900
Form 6 and 7 38 250
Capitall LLevy (one time) 45 000
PTA fees: 500 one off, per child
500 annual subscription per child
Prospective students- Parents f prospective students are advised to submit the following documents as part of the application:
- A copy of a birth certificate
- A copy of the passport
- 2 years of reports from the previous school
- Character reference from the current school
- Residency and work permit for parents and children (for Non-Mauritian applicants only)
Northfields International School
It is an international school located in Mauritius that offers a balanced curriculum with a holistic approach to education. The school brings together different people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences and acknowledges that all students play an important role in building a strong and rich learning community. The school aims to Provide learning opportunities that maximize students potential through a structured program of academic and extra-curricular activities. It offers education to children from nursery school up to the 6th form.
Secondary school section
Address: Main road, Labourdonnais Village Mapou 31803 Mauritius
Grades : 7-12
Primary Languages: English
Student population: 400+
Terms : 3 terms
Admission Term: throughout the year
Curriculum- the school follows the English-based curriculum with a Middle Years program for children in years 5 to 8, and 9 to 11. In years 5 to 8, Students will take subjects including English, French, Maths, and Science, which are core subjects, and History, Geography, Information, and Communication Technology, Drama, Art, Physical Education, and Personal, Social and Health Education. In years 9 to 11, students will follow the same subjects and in Year 9 they will choose the subjects that they may wish to study at IGCSE and above, and that will shape their career path.
IGCSE- In Years 10 and 11 students follow the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course, a renowned international qualification for 14 to 16-year-old students. Subjects studied here include English as a First or Second Language, and Literature, French (First Language or Foreign Language), Mathematics, and a selection of 5-course options from areas including Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Drama, Information and Communication Technology, or Art.
In years 12 to 13, students pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which prepares students for university and allows them to ain a set of skills essential to function in a modern and everchanging world. students will follow courses in six subjects from each of the following groups:
Group 1- Studies in Language and Literature (English A: Literature, French A: Language and Literature)
Group 2- Language Acquisition (English B, French B, French Ab Initio)
Group 3- Individuals and Societies (Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, and Environmental and social studies)
Group 4- Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental and social studies)
Group 5- Mathematics (Maths Application and Interpretation)
Group 6- Arts (Visual Arts, theatre)
AS and A Levels- the curriculum here helps students to develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. students have a choice to study a combination of up to five AS and Advanced Level subjects. Subjects include Accounting, Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Mathematics, English- Language, English - Language and Literature, English Literature, Environmental Management, Geography, History, to mention but a few.
Sports activities- students can enjoy a variety of sporting activitiesincluding Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Rounders, Football, water polo, and Netball, to mention but a few.
Tuition and fees- The folowing are the fees to be paid by students here:
2021- 2022 Fees for Non- Mauritians
Details Price (Rs)
Year 7-11 Year 12-13
Application Fee (non refundable) 1 500 1 500
Inception Fees (non refundable)- first child registration 55 000 45 000
subsequent child registration 50 000 -
Deposit (refundable) 120 000 130 000
Yearly Fee, per child 434 500 473 000
If paid monthly: Option 1- 11 monthly instalments 39 500 43 000
If paid upfront: Option 2- 3% discount on yearly fee 421 465 458 810
Rental of Books and Electronic Media
Year 7-9 5 000 8 000
Year 10 and 11 (IGCSE) 6 500 -
Contribution to Year Book 950 950
School Resources 2 000 2 000