I am delighted to welcome you to the International School of Monaco (ISM).

Our vision and mission statements drive all that we do at the school and I am sure, both on this website and in the daily activities at the school, that you will witness these important commitments being brought to life through the interactions of all members of our ISM community.

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Our vision


  • Excellence

  • Wellbeing

  • Multilingualism

Our mission
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Our mission at ISM is to provide an outstanding education for students so that they are happy, confident, independent, multilingual and responsible global citizens.

ISM in Numbers


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0- 18

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Student-teacher ratio for Primary and Secondary

ISM is committed to the absolute highest standards of safeguarding and child protection and the school utilises rigorous and robust policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of all members of its community.

Please click below to read our Safeguarding Policy.


In January 2024, ISM was thrilled to receive official re-accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS), the premier international accrediting organisation worldwide. The CIS re-accreditation report highlights impressive achievements, with every international standard met and 66% of standards rated as “exceeded”, in addition to 84 commendations. For more details about our CIS accreditation and to read the full accreditation report, please refer to our Accreditations & Memberships page or our news article here.



ISM is proud to have been named as one of the Top 15 Schools in Europe (excluding Switzerland) and among the best 125 private schools internationally in the 2023 Schools Index compiled by Carfax Education, the leading international index of the best private boarding and day schools from different regions across the globe. Schools are selected by a panel of education experts led by Carfax Education, with consultants on the ground across the world, according to a variety of criteria including academic results and preparation for university entry as well as their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare students for life beyond academia.


To view a news report by TVMonaco featuring ISM’s ranking in the 2023 Schools Index, please click below:


To view a news report by Monaco Info featuring ISM’s ranking in the 2023 Schools Index, please click below:


To view several recent publications in local media about this ranking, please click below:

Nice Matin: L’International School of Monaco classée parmi les meilleures écoles privées d’Europe

Monaco Daily News: ISM named one of world’s best schools

Riviera Radio evening news features ISM ranking by Carfax Education

ASMFC: ISM nommée l’une des meilleures écoles du monde

Monaco Life: ISM and ISN make prestigious list of the world’s top private schools

Monaco Tribune: The International School of Monaco, one of Europe’s top 15 schools

Monaco Tribune: L’International School of Monaco dans le top 15 des écoles en Europe

The International School of Monaco is thrilled to have been selected as one of the top flight top 10 schools in Europe (excluding Switzerland) and one of the top 100 schools in the world in the 2024 Spear’s Schools Index of private and international schools.

Please click here to see the top ten European schools selected in the Spear’s Schools Index 2024. These schools are presented in alphabetical order, with all 10 schools being regarded as equal ranking.

Please click here to see the ISM entry in the 2024 Spear’s Schools Index of top 10 European schools and top 100 schools worldwide.

We congratulate the entire ISM community on this wonderful accolade!

The International School of Monaco is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.



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