International Education in Prague
Situated right in the centre of Europe, with one of the continent’s highest economic growth rates and affordable costs of living, Czech Republic appeals to many expats. Travel to its bordering countries is easy and efficient, it has a temperate climate with warm summers and snowy winters, and the capital, Prague, is brimming with culture, history, beauty and much more.
While the education system in Czech Republic is excellent and free, the language of tuition is of course Czech. English and German are usually taught as second languages in public schools. Fortunately, Prague is home to the majority of the country’s international schools, making the capital city a very worthy option for expat families with school-age children.
Outside of Prague you’ll find a selection of international schools in Czech Republic’s other big cities, like Brno and Ostrava. But for the biggest choice of schools with the most school places available for your child, the capital city reigns supreme.
International schools in Prague fall into a few broad categories. The most popular type is the traditional international school you’ll find all over the world. Classes are taught through English, the curriculum is usually the International Baccalaureate (although the British curriculum is also very common), and the student body is made up of mostly expat children from a multitude of countries.
Prague also has a selection of international schools who focus more on the language of the school’s affiliated country, like French or German (or even Czech). Classes are taught through this language and the school curriculum and culture usually matches what you would find in the affiliated country too.
Although not as widespread as in other parts of the world, Prague has a small number of international schools that follow the American or Canadian curriculum. There are also some boarding schools, but these are located outside of the city.
You won’t find international schools in Prague’s Stare Mesto (Old Town). Instead they’re located in the capital’s residential and business areas, east of the old town and across the river in various districts across the city.
For international schools within reach of all Prague has to offer, check out districts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Almost any region in the north, centre or south east of the city will have an international school somewhere.
As far as school fees are concerned, Prague’s international schools inch towards the lower end of the European scale. You can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $20,00 per year, but the exact figure can and will vary greatly depending on which school you choose, the age of your child(ren), and many other factors. Even so, international schools in Prague still offer competitive costs compared to elsewhere on the continent.
Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Prague. However, there are another 14 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Prague based on your requirements.