One of the most attractive benefits of investing in residency or citizenship in Malta is that your children can attend the island’s exceptional schools.
For many years, Malta’s network of private, church, and international schools has been considered amongst the world’s best. Most of the teaching is in English, following internationally-recognized and respected curriculums. Malta welcomes over 100,000 students per annum which is equivalent to 25% of the population.
In fact, Malta’s schools are held in such high regard that many of them have waiting lists. If you’re considering investing in residency or citizenship in Malta in the near future, we recommend you start the process of investigating potential schools soon.
This list can help get you started.
Verdala International School is situated in a fort. This guarded the outskirts of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. It’s in a village known as Pembroke. The school admits children aged 3-18 from 43 different nationalities. Each year, 22% of the VIS student population are new to the school, making it easy for new students to settle and find friends who are in a similar situation.
VIS pledges to:
‘Educate children of any sex, nationality, creed or ethnicity, and in particular, the dependants of international parents for whom the Anglo-American model of education is best suited.’
St Edward’s College is often recognized as Malta’s best private school. Located on the south side of the Grand Harbour, in the old walled town of Birgu, St Edward’s provides a high level of education for boys aged 5-15. Girls can attend St Edward’s in their early years and 16+ for the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).
The school boasts impressive teaching and sports facilities, with pupils regularly achieving the highest exam results in the country.
St Edward’s pledges to:
‘create exemplary citizens in this increasingly globalised and technological world, placing strong emphasis on character formation, genuine intercultural understanding and leadership skills which will assist them to contribute to the well-being of society’
QSI are a collection of international schools with 37 institutions across the world. Their school in Malta is located in the Northern town of Mosta and educates boys and girls from 3 to 18 years. Classes at QSI are kept small with the current pupil to teacher ratio standing at 16:1.
QSI International School of Malta teaches a curriculum based on the US College Board’s Advanced Placement program, making it an attractive school for students who dream of attending prestigious universities in the USA.
Chiswick House and St Martin’s College are partner schools. Chiswick provides education for boys and girls during their primary years. The schools are located in Northern towns known as Swatar and San Gwann. Pupils then move to St Martin’s for middle school, senior school, and sixth form.
Over 30 nationalities are represented and both schools cater for international students with dedicated English-language programmes for non-native speakers.
Together, the two schools provide pupils with a 21st-century learning experience from kindergarten to sixth form. State-of-the-art sports, drama, and classroom facilities make the two schools amongst the most attractive in Malta.
The MRVP is one of the most powerful residency-by-investment programmes in the world. With a capital outlay as low as €200,000, investors can acquire permanent residency in Malta for their families and benefit from:
For more information about the Malta Residency and Visa Programme, contact our Managing Director in Malta, Ryan Darmanin.