The British School of Monaco celebrated its first anniversary with a very special visitor on Monday, November 13, welcoming HSH Prince Albert as he inaugurated the English-language private school one year after it opened its doors.

Alongside the Sovereign at the inauguration ceremony was Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Isabelle Bonnal, Commissioner General in charge of National Education, leaving behind a commemorative plaque to mark the moment.

Based in Fontvieille, the school currently caters to six classes, from year one to year six, with a maximum number of 16 students per class making hands on teaching all the more possible. The school is distributed over 667 square metres, and can accommodate up to 96 students.

Co-founded by Dr. Olena Sullivan-Prykhodko and Luke Sullivan, the school had only seven children when it opened on November 9, 2022, but this number has multiplied fivefold as 35 students currently attend the school, with many more expected to take their place in the coming years.

“We are very proud to count 17 different nationalities among our parents, most of whom are new residents in Monaco,” Dr. Olena Sullivan-Prykhodko said. She added that finding the best school for their children is often the main reason for parents to choose a country to move to.

The first year of a secondary section is due to open in September next year.

PHOTO: Luke Sullivan, Dr. Olena Sullivan-Prykhodko and HSH Prince Albert