Somalia Pre School Structure

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Pre School education plays a very pivotal role in a child's life. Pre-primary education in Somalia lasts 2 years, from the age of around 4 to 6 years of age. Preschool education in Somalia offers an enriched environment, academic simulation, and many opportunities for children to socialize. Pre-primary education plays an important role in preparing children emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically for the following grades and lifelong education. Pre-primary schools follow an easy and interesting curriculum, teachers strive hard to make the entire learning process enjoyable for the children.

Pre-primary education

  • Ages                            : 4-6 years
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Primary Languages: Somali
  • Terms: 2 terms (January to May and August to December)
  • Admission Term: Beginning of the term
  • School types: kindergarten, nursery

Pre-primary education in Somalia provides a culturally sound environment for the children and instills the right values to help them grow mentally and physically. Pre-primary education facilitates the grooming of young minds and provides dynamic and complete development of children. The pre-primary school creates a formal learning environment for children which helps them to understand the importance of learning and discipline. Other than the regular curriculum or programs, pre-primary education also offers various activities such as singing, environmental exploration, manipulation of toys and different instruments, drawing, coloring, clay work, craftwork, dancing, and other activities that make school life more enjoyable for the children.

There are a few pre-primary institutions In Somalia, most of which are concentrated in the major cities.

Examples of International schools offering Pre-primary education in SOMALIA


ELM School

This is the first, and currently the only, accredited international school in Somaliland. The school hosts several students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities in Somaliland and offers a unique blend of the British and Kenyan-based curriculum.

Kindergarten School Section

  • Established: 2007
  • Location: Street #1, Opposite Hargeisa Hospital, Hargeisa, Somaliland
  • ages: 4-6
  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Primary Languages: English
  • Terms                          : 2 terms

Curriculum- the kindergarten curriculum seeks t develop the basic competencies and skills before children can move to primary school. The following are the specific areas of learning for the kindergarten section:

  • Quran
  • English and Arabic Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Environmental Education
  • Creative Arts

Tuition and fees- the following are payable as tuition and other fees

Admission fee (new students)                        $100 - non refundable                                      

Kindergarten:                                                  $900 per annum

Fees to be paid in 11 installments                   $82 (August to June)                                                                                                       

primary:                                                           $900 per annum

Fees to be paid in 11 installments                   $82 (August to June)                                                                                                     

secondary:                                                       $1440 per annual

Fees to be paid in 11 installments                   $130 (August to June)                                                                                                       

Note that Fees once paid, are nonrefundable. Every two years the fee will increase by 5% starting August 2021.

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