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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
In August 2016, QSI will open its first American-style school in Djibouti - QSI International School of Djibouti. It's going to be K-8, all English, and located near the Embassy. There are a few other English schools that will open this year, too, offering many options for those who want an alternative to the French schools, Dolto and Kessel. - Jun 14, 2016
There is only a French school right now and I've heard everyone with school age kids who don't speak French do home schooling. - Aug 14, 2015
American children attend the French school. The French military children attend them too, so they are up to French government standards. - Feb 28, 2013
There is a French elementary and high school. Lessons are offered only in French. There is a small Indian school that does teach in English, but it is a one-room school and it only goes up to second grade, I believe. - Apr 13, 2010
There are no international schools in Djibouti. There are two French schools (pre-HS) that seemed to be of good quality. One officer sent his pre-schooler to the local Indian school so he could have a mainly English-education (school was in English with Hindi as a 2nd language). - Aug 15, 2008
One French school and it is the worst overseas school I have seen in the foriegn service. - Apr 1, 2008