Malta’s curriculum is based on the British educational system.  School starts towards the last week of September and finishes at the end of June. so students have 12 weeks of summer holidays.  The other long breaks are during Christmas and Easter. Although school is not compulsory until the age of 5 years, around 95% of children aged between 3yrs – 5yrs attend kindergarten.  Kindergartens focus on play, communication and development rather than structured education.  Upon finishing compulsory school, students normally take different paths and either continue studying to attend the University of Malta or attend a specialised school.


In Malta the educational system is divided into four stages:

  • Pre-primary (ages 3-5)
  • Primary (ages 5-11)
  • Secondary (ages 11-18)
  • Post-secondary education

Attending school is compulsory up to the age of 16.

State schools are free to all students. Complimentary transport to and from school is moreover provided. Study materials are free of charge.

Both church and independent schools offer pre-primary to upper secondary.


State Schools:

Maria Regina College

College Principal: Mr. Patrick Decelis

Address: Maria Regina College, Triq l-Inkurunazzjoni, Mosta MST1622, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2598 6500/(+356) 2598 6508/(+356) 2598 6509



St. Nicholas College

College Principal: Ms. Josephine Mifsud

Address: St. Nicholas College Mgarr Primary, Triq Fisher, Mgarr MGR9054, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2598 8000



St. Gorg Preca College

College Principal: Mr. Jude Zammit

Address: 32, San Gorg Preca College, Triq J. Abela Scolaro, Hamrun HMR1304, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2598 7000

Email: jude.zammit@ilearn.e​


There are also state schools for sixth form students:


Junior College

College Principal: Paul Xuereb

Address: G.F. Abela Junior College, Misrah Guze Debono, Msida MSD1252, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2590 7244



For further information visit the website or their prospectus.


Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School

College Principal: Gaetano Calleja

Address: Triq Il- Kbira, Naxxar NXR1971, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2143 1407/(+356) 2141 6422



For further information, visit the website or their prospectus.




MCAST has six different institutions namely the Institute of Applied Science, the Institute of Creative Arts, the Institute of Engineering and Transport, the Institute of Business Management and Commerce, the Institute of Community Services, the Institute of Information and Communication Technology. View their prospectus here.

Note that the Institute of Applied Science is situated in Paola, whereas the Institute of Agribusiness is located in Luqa just past Express Group.


Students studying any course at Level 4 (Advanced Diploma) are eligible to apply for Erasmus+, a partnership with companies and educational institutes across Europe. Students will be working as apprentices abroad for two to four weeks during Easter holidays or summer as part of a paid internship funded by Erasmus. 80% of the remuneration is funded prior to the commencement of the internship, whereas the remaining 20% are provided upon providing the necessary documentation and report regarding your participation. Eligibility is based on student’s performance (academic record), attendance and behavior. Should you require further information, you are cordially asked to contact Mr. Christian Debono on Submit a hard copy of the application form which must be signed by you and your director/deputy director together with an original copy of your curriculum vitae by the end of October. You should also send a soft copy of the curriculum vitae to


College Principal: Joachim James Calleja

Address: MCAST Main Campus, Triq Kordin, Paola PLA9032, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2398 7100




ITS (Institution of Tourism Studies)


Specialist schools have specialist teachers as well as equipment and other resources for children with learning difficulties. These schools also help with the integration of children of all ages with special needs.


Address: ITS Block A, Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue, Luqa LQA9023, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2379 3100



You can view the prospectus for full-time programmes here.


Helen Keller Resource Centre

Address: Triq iz-Zghozija, Qrendi QRD1073, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2164 2398



Church Schools:

Church schools are divided into boys and girls. Listed below are some of the church school that are found in Malta.


Primary and Secondary Church Schools:


Archbishop Seminary

Headmaster: Fr. Mark Ellul

Address: 90, Triq tal-Virtu’ Rabat RBT2604, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2145 5497




De La Salle College

Address: 33, Triq il-Kottonera, Birgu BRG9021, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2182 6447/(+356) 2182 0955




Stella Maris College Primary School

Address: Triq San Albert, Gzira GZR1152, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2733 0958





St. Dorothy’s Primary School

Head of School: Sister Frances Galea

Address: Triq l-Imdina, Zebbug ZBG9013, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2146 6137




Sacred Heart College Junior School

Address: Triq il-Qalb Imqaddsa, St. Julian’s STJ1432, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2133 6238




St. Monica School

Address: Triq Maria Teresa Spinelli, Gzira GZR1713, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2134 0127




Independent Schools:

San Andrea School

Address: L-Imselliet, Limits of Zebbiegh, Mgarr MGR2850, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2143 8800

Email: Early and Middle Years:

Email: Seniors:



San Anton School

Address: L-Imselliet, Limits of Zebbiegh, Mgarr MGR2850, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2158 1907




St Edwards (Kindergarten/Primary/Secondary/Sixth Form)

Address: Triq San Dwardu, Birgu BRG9039, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2182 5978/(+356) 2788 1199


Juniors: (From Year 1 to Year 5)

Middle: (From Year 6 to Year 8)

Seniors:  (From Year 9 to Year 11)

Sixth Form:




When it comes to international and other private schools, parents pay school fees for these institutions and also need to buy school supplies and uniforms.