Niger Pre School Structure

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Niger’s education model comprises three years of pre-primary education, from the ages of 3 to 6 years. Pre-primary education is preparation for basic education and a foundation for lifelong learning. As of 2014, there were 2 083 preschools in Niger, with Less than half of them being public schools. The rest are privately and communally owned.

Pre-primary education

  • Ages                            : 3-6 years
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Primary Languages: French
  • Terms                          : 3 terms
  • Admission Term: throughout the year
  • School types: nursery, kindergarten

Pre-primary education in Niger focuses on  the development of the whole child and the curriculum focuses on a variety of areas including  

  • language development
  • numeracy
  • reading
  • writing
  • drawing
  • music
  • dance.

Examples of International Pre-Schools in NIGER


Sahel Academy

This is a Christian-based school located in Niamey, Niger. The school provides quality and affordable Christian education for students from Kindergarten to the 12th grade. The school primarily targets the children of missionaries but also opens 30% of its enrollment to anyone interested in securing a Christian education for their children. The school aims to produce students with the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacity to engaging every field of study and the world around them from a Godly perspective.


  • 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- the school offers 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, to mention but a few.

Curriculum- the curriculum here reflects a biblical and international perspective and provides learning experiences that take into account individual and cultural learning styles, skills, and abilities of students. the curriculum covers English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Bible, French, Physical Education, Art, and Music.

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

2021-2022 Fees                      Euros                          CFA

Kindergarten                           3 290                          2 158 000

2022-2023 Fees

Kindergarten                           3 420                           2 243 000

Sports- Sahel Academy offers students an opportunity to develop their physical skills and abilities through individual and team sports including Basketball, Softball, Soccer, and Track and Field activities.


The American International School Of Niamey

This is a non-profit, tuition-based, coeducational private international day school, serving students from pre-kindergarten to the 12th-grade school in Niamey that offers the American curriculum. The school has trained and experienced teachers, and diverse high-quality educational materials. The language of instruction here is English. It offers a dynamic multicultural curriculum, that is enhanced by the integration technologies and aims to promote students’ creativity and critical thinking skills, communication, and problem-solving skills, to mention but a few.

Nursery and Kindergarten Section

  • Established: 1982
  • address: PO Box 11201 Rue de embassies, Niamey, Niger
  • ages: 3-5
  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Primary Languages: English
  • Terms                          : 3 terms

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)

Nursery- the nursery section’s educational goal is to grow and learn, challenge and stimulate children in an environment where they have opportunities to interact with their peers. This will help them to learn, grow, and mature. Children here are also exposed to a wide range of activities including art, music, and dance, to mention but a few. The curriculum focuses on developing 4 key areas namely motor development, socio-emotional development, language, communication and literacy development, and general knowledge acquisition.

Pre-kindergarten- Pre-Kindergarten at the school is a play-based learning program that helps students to learn to organize and make sense of their environment as they explore and experience new things. It offers a project-based curriculum that is designed to tap into the natural interests of the children while valuing their thoughts, observations, and questions. The learning program integrates Art, drama, music (rhymes and singing), and Physical Education, and other physical activities including swimming. Students will also enjoy outdoor play which is critical for their gross motor development.

Kindergarten- children thrive in a learning environment that actively promotes social interaction, a sense of belonging, collaboration, exploration, and challenges. The Kindergarten program also follows the learning through play concepts, and individual and group investigations, and guided inquiry as well. The classroom is set up to accommodate the diverse needs and interests of the children, to inspire creativity, and to empower students with the love of learning. The learning program offers Guided activities, either in groups or one on one, which are designed to support the development and reinforcement of maths concepts, emerging literacy and language skills, and knowledge about the environment. Other activities include Physical Education, swimming, dance, music, and French.

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 offers 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 nursery school and pre-kindergarten school section.

Nursery School and Pre-Kindergarten:           $6 000

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

Zone 2:                        $3 000

Zone 3:                        $3 500


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