Niger High School Structure

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Secondary education (enseignement secondaire) in Niger is divided into 2 cycles, Lower secondary lasting for 4 years, and secondary for 3 years. It follows the French model of education, and The language of instruction in Niger is French. In the lower general secondary cycle, students learn a variety of subjects and in the upper cycle, the student can specialize in a few selected subjects.

Upon completion of upper secondary school, the students will be awarded the De Bachelier de l'ensignement du second degree (BEPC) and the Bachelier Technicien (technical degree) for those in the technical stream.

  • Grades: 7-13
  • Duration: 7 years
  • Primary Languages: French
  • Terms                          : 3 terms
  • Admission Term: throughout the year

Secondary education in Niger offers a variety of subjects including Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Languages, Literature-In-English, and History, to mention but a few.

Let’s take a brief look at some international schools offering some of the best education for locals and expatriates alike in Niger.


The American International School Of Niamey

This is a non-profit, tuition-based, coeducational private international in Niameyschool, serving students from pre-kindergarten to the 12th-grade school that offers the American curriculum. The school has a diverse student population from various countries. The language of instruction here is English. The school offers a dynamic multicultural curriculum, that integrates various technology and aims to promote students’ creativity and critical thinking skills, communication, and problem-solving skills, among other things.

  • Established: 1982
  • address: PO Box 11201 Rue de embasadies, Niamey, Niger
  • ages: 12-18
  • Duration of study: 6 years
  • Primary Languages: English
  • Terms                          : 3 terms
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)

The secondary school encompasses the middle school and high school, which encompass grades 7 to 12, and strives to nurture and develop students from diverse backgrounds, experiences ad nationalities. Students here are taught to create meaning by exploring new ideas and experiences, generating their hypotheses, problem-solving, and engaging in some planned activities designed to get them thinking. Teacher-student dialogue is also encouraged here.

Prospective students- acceptance of a student is conditional upon submission of the following documents:

  • A Completed Enrollment Form
  • A Completed Medical Questionnaire
  • A copy of the most recent vaccination card or record.
  • Copy of the child’s passport that shows the child’s birth date and nationality.
  • photo identification
  • Records from the previous school (if transferring).
  • Any testing (as deemed necessary).
  • Completed Emergency Contact Information.
  • Two passport photos.

Facilities- the school has a variety of facilities to enhance the students’ learning experience and these include a pool, tennis courts, basketball court, and a grass athletic field.

Tuition and fees- The following fees are to be paid by the secondary school section. All fees are inclusive of exam fees. Fees are set in US$ (Dollars).

Tuition and fees 2021-2022

Enrollment Processing Fee                              $100

New Student Fee (one-time) K-12th grade     $5 000

Capital Fee (paid yearly) K-12th grade           $3 000

Grades 6 to 8                                                  $20 000

Grades 9 to 12                                                $22 000.

AP Course Fees (per course)                           $500.

A one-time capital fee of $5 000 to be paid by all new students.

Bus service (annually)- Zone 1:                      $2 500

Zone 2:                        $3 000

Zone 3:                        $3 500

Sahel Academy

This is a Christian-based school in Niamey, Niger which provides quality and affordable Christian education for students from Kindergarten school to the 12th grade. Admission is usually reserved or targeted at the children of Christian missionaries here but 30% of its enrollment is opened to any child interested in securing a Christian education. The school aims to produce students with the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacity to engage in any field of study from a Christian perspective.

Secondary school

  • Established: 1986
  • Address: BP 10065 Niamey, Niger
  • Ages: 5years
  • Student population: 120
  • International representation: 15+ nationalities
  • Grades: Kindergarten to 12th grade
  • Accreditation: Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Middle States Association (MSA).

Facilities- students are allowed access to a wide range of facilities, both indoor and outdoor, including 23 classrooms, an art room, a music room, a fully equipped science lab, a media center with a library, a computer lab, a prayer room, a teacher resource room, a multi-purpose hall (Hope Hall), and outdoor facilities or sporting facilities including a softball diamond, soccer field, covered courts, and playground area, among others.

Curriculum- the curriculum here provides learning experiences that take into account individual and cultural learning styles, skills, and abilities of students. It is as follows:

middle school- middle school here encompasses Grades 6 to 8 (ages 12-14). The curriculum covers, English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Bible, French, Physical Education, Art, and Music.

High School- high school encompasses Grades 9 to 12 (ages 15-18). the curriculum covers, English, Maths, Science, Social Sciences, Bible, French, Physical Education, Fine Arts and electives.

Tuition and Fees- The following are the fees payable for the elementary class.

2021-2022 Fees                      Euros                          CFA

Grades 6-12                            7 220                         4 736 000

2022-2023 Fees

Grades 6-12                            7 510                      4 926 000

Sports- the school offers students an opportunity to develop their physical skills and abilities, and also showcase their talents through individual, and team sports including Basketball, Softball, Soccer, and Track and Field activities, to mention but a few.

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