School System and Higher Education

Lycée du Grand Nouméa

New Caledonia has:

  • 267 elementary schools
  • 58 middle schools
  • 21 high schools
  • 1 university


The school year runs from mid-February and to mid-December.


The Vice-Rectorate is responsible for Secondary Public Education :


 The University of New Caledonia offers more than 40 courses enabling students to further their education up to eight years post high school: