Best 10 International Schools in Warsaw

International Education in Warsaw

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Since the 1990s, Poland has been making great strides in reforming pretty much every area of life, from economics to education and beyond. While the public education system in Poland is well regarded across Europe, many expat families choose an international school for their child instead. This is because while the standards are not necessarily bad, public schools in Poland teach through the Polish language.

For an expat family planning on moving on in a few years, it makes more sense to choose a school that teaches through English or another widely-spoken language and a curriculum that is transferable to another country. That way when their child moves on to their next school in their next home, they won’t be at a disadvantage.

Having said that, Polish is commonly offered as an additional language in Warsaw’s international schools. So should you decide to make your stay in the city more long-term, this option will come in very useful.

The standard of education on offer in Warsaw’s international schools is similar to international schools across Europe. The same can be said of the standard of facilities and extra curricular programs - they are all excellent.

Warsaw is very much a driving city with many areas linked by highways. Some of the city’s international schools offer bus services to and from expat neighbourhoods, but you will likely be reliant on your own transport for the school commute.

In the winter months especially, driving your little one to school is often a much better option than braving the icy footpaths. Carpooling between families is also common, and a great way to make friends with fellow expats.

International schools in Warsaw tend to have diverse student populations, so your child will be exposed to many new cultures. However the majority of schools also have a significant number of local students too.

Since Poland joined the EU in 2004, there has been a rise in local families wanting an internationally-recognised education for their children. In many of Warsaw’s international schools you’ll find a ratio of 50:50 local students to international students. In fact, Polish is the most common nationality in many schools.

The most common curricula on offer in Warsaw’s international schools are British, American and the International Baccalaureate. Most schools begin their day before 9am and finish up by 4pm. In some schools, the final hour is dedicated to extra curricular activities - particularly for younger students.

International schools in Warsaw are scattered across the city, but there are clusters of schools in certain areas like Lazienki Park, Wilano Niski and Praga Poludnie (to name just a few).

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Warsaw. However, there are another 11 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 Warsaw based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Warsaw

Out of a total of 21 International Schools in Warsaw.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

International Trilingual School of Warsaw

Trilingual, multinational, diverse
Curriculum
International
Languages of instruction
English, Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish
Ages
1 to 14
Yearly fees - 2018/2019
from: 18,250 zł
to: 25,800 zł
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The English Primary

We aim to enable each pupil to be a successful, confident student eager to embark on their learning journey. We are aware of the importance of creative learning and this is why our curriculum is personalized to ensure it caters for individual needs.
We aim to teach children respect to our environment and link our curriculum with the local community.
We work closely with our parents and with their help we continue to enrich our curriculum through their involvement in school events.
Parents are informed about the curriculum through curriculum letters, newsletters, and homework and curriculum workshops and are always warmly encouraged to get involved in school life.
Curriculum
British
Ages
1 to 7
Yearly fees - 2018/2019
from: 16,500 zł
to: 27,000 zł
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Akademeia High School

Akademeia High School is an international high school in Warsaw, offering A Levels and iGCSEs. Our school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. All classes are conducted exclusively in English. Akademeia operates as a pre-university university.
We are an accredited UCAS centre, Cambridge International, Edexcel (Pearson) and AQA examination centre for the English GCE Advanced Levels which form the curriculum in the last two years. We have also prepared a special intensive SAT/ACT exam course for students who are interested in applying to American universities.
Curriculum
British
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 97,000 zł
to: 120,000 zł
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International European School Warsaw

International European School Warsaw aims to become an exemplary centre for teaching and learning, a school that sets and achieves world class standards in multilingual education. This is based on the school's Pastoral and Social Education programme, and on accreditation to international educational organisations. The school aims to provide each pupil with an excellent foundation for the further study of national programmes within the framework of the International Baccalaureate.
Curriculum
IB, British, Polish
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 29,200 zł
to: 46,000 zł
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Curriculum
British
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 37,000 zł
to: 55,000 zł
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International American School of Warsaw

Founded in 1989 as one of the first international schools in Warsaw, the International American School offers a K-12 education that meets both local and international standards in an environment of openness, multiculturalism and achievement. The IAS community promotes a culture of respect, joy of learning, challenge and cooperation.
Curriculum
IB, American, Polish
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 36,000 zł
to: 57,000 zł
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Thames British School

A school teaching the National Curriculum for England.
Curriculum
British
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 35,900 zł
to: 54,900 zł
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American School of Warsaw

The American School of Warsaw, located in Konstancin-Jeziorna, is a leading English language, not for profit, college preparatory,PK-12, international school. It provides a rigorous curriculum as well as supportive and welcoming environment to faculty, students and families. By offering both the American High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, ASW prepares students for colleges and universities around the world.
Curriculum
IB, American
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 51,240 zł
to: 99,150 zł
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Lycée Francais de Varsovie R. Goscinny

Lycée Francais de Varsovie R. Goscinny is a French international school in Warsaw.
Curriculum
French
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 26,500 zł
to: 37,100 zł
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The British School Warsaw

The British School Warsaw inspires its students to achieve the highest academic standard in all that they do, providing a premium education in Poland within a safe, happy and supportive environment. The key to this is its Highest Quality Learning programme, through which your child learns the importance of practice, perseverance and the determination to succeed.
Curriculum
IB, British
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 37,100 zł
to: 89,980 zł
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