Mauritius High School Structure

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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
  • Internationalism
  • 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.

Mauritian Students

Details                                                                         Amount (Rs)x 11 months

Form 1-5                                                                     18 600            

Form 6 and 7                                                               21 950

Capitall LLevy (one time)                                           35 000

Non- Mauritians

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

established: 2001

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

School Fees

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

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