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International Schools in Armenia

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Armenia with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Armenia. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French education system.

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff). There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide additional accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Education in Armenia is highly valued, but the system has faced some instability after independence. The country is striving to develop it's educational system and standards. Armenian is the dominant language of instruction, and many schools that had taught in Russian closed by the end of 1991. Russian is still widely taught, however, as a second language. There is a foreign students's department and several schools that meet international standards.

Accreditation

The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.

Quality Schools International (QSI) is a group of non-profit international schools offering education in the English language, in a number of countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. QSI is a member of Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) for US Overseas schools.

Yerevan

QSI International School of Yerevan
Address: Gevorg Chaush 50, Section 12
0088 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-10-349130
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, non-profit institution offering high quality education in the English language for students from three years through 17 years of age. Facilities are composed of a safely enclosed complex which includes a library, computers, offices, music, foreign languages, and multi-purpose. Curriculum includes English (reading, grammar, composition, and spelling), mathematics, cultural studies (history, geography, economics), science, Russian, French, Armenian, computer literacy, art, music, and physical education as part of the regular program.

Dilijan International School (DISA)
Address: 6 Marshal Baghramyan Ave.
0019 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: 37410520589
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Boarding school with English as the main teaching language. Located on 88 hectares of National Park land outside of Yerevan, young boarders share a room with senior boarders offered private rooms with en-suite facilities. Every house has a "Matron" who attends to general house matters such as basic first aid, laundry and regular evening suppers. Basic curriculum revolves around English, foreign languages and mathematics.

Anania Shirakats y National Lycee
Address: Artem Mikoyan 35, Nor Nork 5
0079 Yerevan, the Republic of Armenia
Tel: 3741 640102, 640787
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school is compose of two parts: Primary/Secondary and High School.
Pupils who finish the 7 th grade of secondary schools can enter public department of Lycee. The candidates are selected according to the results of the exams. In this case their education is free. The duration of the education is 5 years.
The private department of Lycee includes High school as well as Secondary and Primary schools. Any candidates of appropriate school age can enter this department in a competitive way and in case there are any vacant places. When students are in the 3rd year of high school they have the choice of two departments: the Department of Science and the Department of Arts.

French Schools in Armenia

Fondation École Française d'Erevan
Address: 2 rue Nar Dos
Erevan, Arménie
Tel: 010 58 23 64
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The primary purpose of school is to educate children and bi-national French and monitor their school, as well as teach students the French language and curriculum. The school is located in the center of Erevan with students enrolled in CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2 and the CNED. The first grade class is approved by the Agency for French Education Abroad (EFMA).

Ecole maternelle française d'Erevan
Address: 41 Tchaykina Street
375082 Yerevan
Tel: 374 10 56 56 35
Annual Tuition Rates: 1,400,000 Armenian dram per term

The French nursery school in Yerevan was established in November 1999 at the initiative of the Embassy of France in Armenia and an association of parents (EPA). Children aged 2.5 to 5 years are under instruction. Armenian language is also in use.