Education in Bucharest

International Schools in Bucharest

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Bucharest currently has a number of international schools that offer education for children of expats. Courses are taught in English, French, or other widely spoken languages, and may follow a different curriculum than the standard Romanian one, while still meeting the criteria of the Romanian educational system.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB is a program supervised by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Students study mathematics, social science, experimental science, languages, and arts. The IB is divided into three programmes:

  • The Primary Years Program (PYP), ages 3-12
  • The Middle Years Program (MYP), ages 11-16
  • The Diploma Program (DP), ages 16-18

The IB is offered by three private schools in Bucharest: the American International School of Bucharest, the Mark Twain International School, and the European School. However, the IB diploma is not recognized within Romania, and to continue to higher education students have to pass the diploma validation procedures as for any diploma obtained abroad.

List of international schools

Admission and enrollment procedures are decided by each school. Tuition can be as high as 20,000 euros per school year for the most expensive schools.

International School of Bucharest
Șoseaua Gara Cățelu 1R, Bucharest
+40 21 306 95 30

Provides British-style education for children aged 2-19, following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, and the IGCSE program. Boarding is also available for boys aged 13 to 18. Tuition ranges between 8,000-13,000 per year.

The International School of Primary Education
Str. Petre Aurelian, Nr. 72, București
+40 21 380 35 35

Offers education for nursery to primary school, using the British curriculum. Tuition is around 13,000 euros per year.

American International School of Bucharest
Șoseaua Pipera-Tunari 196, Voluntari, Jud. Ilfov
+40 21 204 43 00

Provides American-style education that follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum and structure. It is one of the best and most expensive schools, and its tuition fees range from 7,000 to 20,000 euros per year.

Mark Twain International School
Str. Erou Iancu Nicolae 24, Voluntari
+40 21 267 89 12

It is a Cambridge International School that provides high-quality education from early childhood to secondary education. It offers both the International Baccalaureate and the National Baccalaureate option, and teaching is in English.

ICHB - the International Theoretical Informatics High-school of Bucharest
Str. Balta Albina, Nr. 9, Sector 3, București
+40 21 327 65 70

International school focused on computer studies and informatics.

The European School
Bulevardul Poligrafiei 69-71, București
+40 21 311 77 70

Offers primary and secondary education, based on the International Baccalaureate structure and curriculum.

International British School of Bucharest
Str. Agricultori 21-25, Sector 2, București
+40 21 253 16 98

Provides nursery, primary and secondary education based on the National Curriculum of England. Tuition ranges from 6,000 euros per year for nursery education to 15,000 euros for sencondary education.

Lycée Français Anna de Noailles
Șoseaua București - Ploiești 160A, București
+40 21 212 58 93

Offers French-style primary and secondary education. Yearly fees are between 5,000 - 8,000 euros.

The Herman Oberth German School
Șoseaua Pipera-Tunary 34E, Voluntari
+40 21 231 20 45

Offers education in German as a native language, following the German curriculum, from nursery to high-school.

Update 21/12/2018


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