What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

The American school is the primary education outlet for expats. The student body is expanding, it is now about 120 students. The education is fine, classes are small and more then a few parents will work as assistants so there is lots of involvement, but outside class opportunities are limited. - Aug 2019


The American International School of Monrovia is the most common choice. They have classes through grade 10. This is a fine school for elementary age children. Our Lady of Grace is a Catholic school. Classrooms are more diverse. This is also a good elementary option. - Aug 2019


The American school is well-equipped and people seem happy with it. Our kids (K and 1G) go a Lebanese school , slightly less well equipped but we're happy with it. We chose this because at the time we came, just post-Ebola, there were very few kids the same age as ours at the American school. The Lebanese school is also closer all the housing. - Nov 2017


There is an American International School of Monrovia (AISM), but I have no children and therefore not much experience with the school. - Aug 2015


There is one American School. It is mostly for little kids and not accredited. I've heard from some embassy people that it should be avoided if your kids are older than 5th grade and they are not ready for junior high or high school students, though they say they are. There is a Turkish school, I think. - Dec 2013


There is an international school here that teaches to grade 8, but I do not know of anyone with any grade-school children here. Most are babies, or older children in boarding schools abroad. - Dec 2012


The American International School reopened a few years ago but I can't comment on the quality of education. The facility is old and needs to be renovated. - Aug 2010


There is an American International School in Monrovia, which just finished its second year in operation. While the school teaches K-8, the curriculum meets (although not officially) U.S. standards through the third grade. - Jul 2009


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