If you are planning to move to Macau with the kids or already live there and looking for an international school, luckily for you, there are several great international schools to choose from. From Kindergarten to Primary and Secondary, here is our Little Steps Guide to top international and private schools in Macau.
The International School Of Macao (TIS) was established in 2002, and they follow the Alberta curriculum from Canada. Students come from over 40 countries, making it a very international school. Classes are kept to a maximum of 25 students, ensuring their qualified teachers get quality time with all students. Children are encouraged to participate in music, art, drama, physical education, and a foreign language, ensuring they get a well-rounded education.
Escola Kao Yip has a history of more than 100 years. It is a school that provides education from kindergarten to high school. It is an authorized IB School for the MYP, making it a member of a global community of schools. This prestigious school adopts modern international education strategies and practices, and they also encourage students to master both Chinese and English languages.
With more than 130 years of history, Pui Ching Middle School boasts both a respect for tradition and a spirit of inquiry toward knowledge. They are a Chinese-medium school that places a strong emphasis on English education. Offering personalized education to help students realize their talents and increase their competitiveness. They also have an excellent sports program where your children can expand on their extracurricular activities.
Pui Ching Middle School, Avenida de Horta e Costa, No.7, Macau, China, +853 2852 9333, www.puiching.edu.mo
Colégio Diocesano de São José is a Catholic school set up by the Catholic Diocese of Macau that integrates early childhood education, primary education, and secondary education. It is a non-profit private school with a six-story building located on Li Baozhuang Street, Taishan, right next to Fatima Church. The Chinese section includes kindergarten, primary school, and secondary school, and the English section includes a primary school and secondary school, with a total of 79 classes. There are about 2,400 students and more than 200 teachers.
The School Of The Nations (SON) was founded in 1988, and the curriculum is taught both in English and Chinese Mandarin, with the incorporation of the IBDP and Cambridge IGCSE in secondary school for students. As well as strong academics, they also offer many after-school activities, which include; football, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. SON wishes to offer its students opportunities to grow, learn and contribute to the community through programs that build capacity for meaningful service.
Macau Anglican College has Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections and a total enrolment of approximately 1400 students. The Primary and Secondary schools use the Cambridge international curriculum for most academic subjects, and classes are taught in English and Chinese Mandarin. Students are also encouraged to take part in lots of after-school activities to ensure that well-rounded students are ready for university.
Students learn in both English and Chinese at this well-respected secondary s Catholic school. The school building has undergone extensive work over the years, and the facilities are great. Students can take part in a wide variety of activities. Yuet Wah College has taken part in many national and local competitions, and they have seen success at the calligraphy and electronic device construction competitions.
Yuet Wah College, www.yuetwah.edu.mo/86/
Come here if your kids speak Portuguese or you would like them to become fluent in Portuguese. Students will follow a Portuguese curriculum and take part in an extensive range of educational and fun activities. There’s plenty for students to take part in from science fairs to art projects and sports. The parent-teacher association is active, so it’s a great way to get involved and help your child grow.
Macau Portuguese School, +853 2857 2240 www.epmacau.edu.mo/
Escola Sao Paulo offers its students a stimulating and caring environment from Kindergarten to Secondary, taught in both English and Chinese Mandarin. Escola Sao Paulo is considered one of the schools with the most advanced educational program in the zone, as they keep up with modern times and they hold one of the largest programs of one tablet per student in Asia. They seek to educate each child within a framework of Catholic values in an atmosphere of trust, openness, and truth. They also run an extensive STEM program which is becoming increasingly important for students today.
Escola Sao Paulo, 12-14 Rampa Dos Cavaleiros, Macau, China, +853 2851 www.esp.edu.mo/Pages/SaintPaulSchoolHome.aspx
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