If you want to enrol your children into an English-speaking school in Zagreb, there are four completely international schools, and two gymnasiums with bilingual programs where some classes are taught in English, while some are taught in Croatian, which may be a good choice if you want your child to learn and be exposed to both languages.
1. American International School of Zagreb
In their own words, the American International School of Zagreb is a culturally diverse learning community that provides students with an intellectually stimulating program. Students are encouraged to be creative individuals, critical thinkers, life-long learners, and socially responsible world citizens.
Founded in 1966, this school follows a US curriculum model (PK-12) and it’s divided into Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5; i.e. from age 3 to age 10) and Upper School (Middle School and High School), when they can also take part in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Diploma is recognized by universities all over the world.
Tuition for 2015/2016:
- Pre-Kindergarten (PK) 6,370 €
- Elementary School - Kindergarten (K)-grade 5 15,310 €
- Middle School - Grades 6-8 16,400 €
- High School - Grades 9-12 16,890 €
You can contact the school directly for additional information:
American International School of Zagreb (AISZ)
Voćarska 106, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 (1) 7999-300
The British International School of Zagreb (BISZ) was founded in 2013, in partnership with Kreativan razvoj Primary School, one of the leading private primary schools in Zagreb.
Students work in small classes and the Primary Section follows the English National Curriculum alongside the inquiry based International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
BISZ is also the first Cambridge International School in Croatia which offers a Cambridge Secondary (IGCSE) and Cambridge Advanced (International AS and A Level) qualification, which, if students pass it successfully, gives them the option to enrol into any university in the world.
Tuition fees for 2016/2017:
- Preschool (Nursery and Reception) 41,500 kn
- Primary Section (Years 1 – 6) 83,000 kn
- Middle Years (Years 7, 8 and 9) 91,000 kn
- Secondary Section (Years 10 – 11) 99,000 kn
For more information, both on British International School of Zagreb and on Kreativan razvoj Primary School, you can contact them directly:
Dedići 102, Zagreb, Croatia
3. International British School Bright Horizons
IBSZ Bright Horizons was founded in 2006, when it started offering nursery and pre-school programs, and an expansion into Primary education occurred in 2013. The principle of teaching at this school lies in educating the whole child. Your children will develop into responsible global citizens, guided by honesty, integrity and respect for others.
IBSZ Bright Horizons offers a developmental curriculum in line with the UK National Curriculum. It is structured and balanced to ensure the children cover a range of subjects, with strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
Year/Grade groups are divided into distinctive areas:
• Primary : Years 1 to 6 (age 5-11)
• Middle school: Years 7 to 8 (age 11-14)
Tuition fees for 2016/2017
Monthly instalment Annual fee
- EU citizens (year 1-6) 4,290 kn 42,900 kn
- EU citizens (year 7-8) 5,390 kn 53,900 kn
- Non-EU citizens (year 1-6) 5,390 kn 53,900 kn
- Non-EU citizens (year 7-8) 6,490 kn 64,900 kn
- Registration fee: 3,000 kn
For more information, visit www.britishschool-zagreb.hr or contact the school at:
IBSZ Bright Horizons (Međunarodna osnovna škola Vedri obzori)
Sveti Duh 11, Zagreb
Phone: + 385 (0)1 37 45 146
In addition to offering a regular program in Croatian, this gymnasium has been an IB (International Baccalaureate) School since 1991. The program is based on modern, highly demanding and challenging curriculum and pedagogy. It’s divided into the Middle Years Program (Grades 1 and 2) and the Diploma Program (Grades 3 and 4).
The annual tuition fee is 23,000 kn for Croatian and EU citizens, and 46,000 kn for non-EU citizens.
Jordanovac 8, 10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 2302 255
Gymnasiums with bilingual (English) programs:
IV. gimnazija (Maths, History, Geography, Physics, and Art History)
Ulica Žarka Dolinara 9, 10010 Zagreb
Phone: 01/66 77 188
XVI. gimnazija (Maths, History, Geography, Physics + Logics, Psychology, Sociology in Grade 3, as well as Philosophy and Politics and Economy in Grade 4)
Križanićeva 4A, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 4611 519 (Principal) or +385 1 4611 516 (Secretary)