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A quick guide to great schools in Malta

One of the most attractive benefits of investing in residency or citizenship in Malta is that it affords the children of investors the opportunity to attend the island's exceptional schools and universities.

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 recognised 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 (VIS)

Verdala International School is situated in a Fort, on the outskirts of Malta's capital city, Valetta in a village known as Pembroke. The school's student body is made up of children aged 3-18 from 43 different nationalities. Each year 22% of 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 dependents of international parents for whom the Anglo-American model of education is best suited.'


St Edward's College

St Edward's College is often recognised 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 after 16 years 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 International School of Malta

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 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 & St Martin's College

Chiswick House and St Martin's College are partner schools, with Chiswick providing 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 some of the most attractive in the island.


Access Malta's Schools with the Malta Residency & Visa Programme (MRVP)

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:

  • Access to Malta's world-leading education system
  • Visa-free travel in the Schengen Area
  • A safe second home should you ever need one
  • Fantastic investment and business opportunities
  • First-world healthcare services

For more information about the Malta Residency & Visa programme, visit our solution page or contact our Managing Director in Malta, Ryan Darmanin.