If you want to enrol your children into an English-speaking school in Zagreb, there are three 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
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)