Macau’s schooling can be a little different to home. In general, kids start school the year that they turn 3. Typically the first 3 years are Kindergarden, with K1 or JK being the first year, K2 or PK the second, and K3 or SK being the third Kindergarten year. Then there’s Primary 1 (P1) up to p6, then High School.
School year runs from September – Jun/July (depending on the school). Official application time to enroll new students is March.
Our best advice is if you are new to town and not sure what school to enroll your kids in, ask around (or get in touch with the Mums & Tots group), as each school is different and has it’s positives and negatives.
Child Care / Kindergarten
International Education Centre (IEC)
A nursery for children with multi lingual staff, located in Taipa under Kingsville appartments.
Phone: +853 2884 4678
(no website available)
Learn with Me Macau (LWMM)
LWMM is a programme for toddlers 1-2 and 2-3, located in Taipa near MAC. After school activities also available.
Phone: +853 28850855
Creche Da Santa Casa
A nursery for children, with multi lingual staff, located in the Nape area of Macau.
Phone: +853 2875 1987
Saint Anthony’s English Kindergarten
Located in Macau, the school offers pre-school education in English and Chinese to children aged from one to six.
Phone: +853 2857 4641
The International School of Macau (TIS)
Located at the University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Taipa, the school follows the Canadian Alberta based curriculum with teaching in English. Mandarin lessons are provided daily to the classes. The school offers teaching for kindergarten, primary and secondary education.
Phone: +853 2853 3700
School of the Nations
Located in Macau Taipa, teaching primary and secondary aged children based on the English medium curriculum. The main language is English, though classes are also held in Mandarin.
Phone: +853 2870 1759
Macau Anglican College (MAC)
A Christian school for Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary students following the British Curriculum, located in Taipa with English as their primary language. Mandarin lessons are provided daily to the classes.
109-117 Avenida Padre Tomas Pereira, Taipa – Macau
Phone: +853 2885 0000
Macau Sam Yuk Middle and Senior School
A Seventh Day Adventist school, located in Old Taipa. Education is provided for pre-school, primary and secondary aged children with an English section.
Phone: +853 2882 5562
There are many place in Macau that offer after-school tutoring. The following are recommendations from members (of course you will need to do your own research for which tutor will suit your child and situation the best):
|Rob Brockbank||1. Private Core Academic subject tutoring (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies). From Kindergarten to Grade 12. Experience in teaching subjects as a private tutor for 15+ years.
2. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced English classes (language development, phonics, beginning inter. and advanced reading, conversation, business English etc…) for students of all ages including adults.
Tel: 6346 5237
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