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International Schools in Czech Republic

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Czech Republic 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 Czech Republic. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French or German education system.

Education in Czech Republic

Education in the Czech Republic is free and compulsory from ages 6 to 15. The current literacy rate in the country is above 99%. The Czech school system has four degrees:

  • Preschools (from 2 to 5 years old)
  • Elementary (from 6 to 15 years old, mandatory)
  • High schools, grammar schools, colleges and training colleges
  • Universities

The school year starts on the first weekday of September, and ends on the last weekday of June. The school year is generally divided into two semesters ending in exams. The dates for breaks are announced by each school individually and may vary slightly. The classification system used in the Czech school system consists of a scale from 1 (best) to 5 (worst) that is used to evaluate the students' work.

International Schools

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

Accreditation

Brno

International school of Brno
Address: Cejkovická 10
Brno-Vinohrady 628 00, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 544 212 313
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Provides classes for students from kindergarten to grade 9. It is a member of CIS, curriculum is approved by the Czech Ministry of Education, and it is a Cambridge testing center.

Karlovy Vary

Carlsbad International School
Address: Slovenska 477/5,
36001 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 353 227 837
Annual Tuition Rates: 32,000 EUR

Carlsbad International School is a boarding and day school in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) for boys and girls aged 14 to 18. Located just around the hillside, it offers the prestigious IB Diploma and a small student-teacher ratio.

Olomouc

International School Olomouc
Address: Rooseveltova 101
Olomouc 779 00 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 585 754 880
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Small private nursery and primary school offering a high-quality international education in English. The school is a member of COBIS and a registered Cambridge International School. The school is also a member of IPC (International Primary Curriculum) which is an exciting modern curriculum.

Ostrava

1st International School of Ostrava (1stISO)
Address: Gregorova 3
702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 723 332 653
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

1stISO is a private, coeducational school. Founded in 2005 as a secondary school, it grew into an institution educating children of virtually all ages. It is comprised of an international kindergarten for children aged 3–6; international primary school for children aged 6–11; and bilingual secondary school for children aged 12–19.

Prague

American Academy
Address: Svatoslavova 333/4,
140 00 Prague-Nusle, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 703 141 020
Email: study@americanacademy.com
Annual Tuition Rates: 260 000 CZKper year

First american high school in the Czech Republic. It has become a stable alternative and clear choice for students and parents who expect more from their school’s educational experience.

International School of Prague (ISP)
Address: Nebusicka 700, 164 00
Prague 6, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 2 2038 4111
Annual Tuition Rates: 12,750 CZK per year

Founded in 1948, the International School of Prague is the oldest and one of the most respected independent school in the Czech Republic. ISP is a not-for-profit educational institution. ISP offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program to students in grades 11 and 12. The school is accredited by the CoIS and the NEASC, and is also authorized by the Czech Ministry of Education to educate foreign nationals and Czech citizens.

Prague British School

Address: K Lesu 558/2
142 00 Praha 4
Tel: 420 226 096 200
Annual Tuition Rates: 300,000 - 438,200 CZK per year

This school caters to over 700 pupils with instruction in English. It is fully accredited by COBIS, ECIS, is registered with the Department for Education through QCDA (Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency), offers IB, and is a University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre.

Christian International School of Prague (CISP)
Address: Perunova 6
130 00 Praha 3 Czech Republic
Tel: 420-272-730-091
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The curriculum is biblically and American based.

English International School
Address: Brunelova 960/12
142 00 Prague 4
Tel: 420 272 181 911 or 420 602 506 584
Annual Tuition Rates: 173,900 - 499,700 CZK per year

Children from ages 2 to 18 are taught here. The school teaches to The National Curriculum of England and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It also offers high quality EAL (English as an Additional Language) & SEN (Special Educational Needs) support for all students who need it.

English College in Prague
Address: Sokolovska 320
Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 283 893 113
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school is a prestigious, selective Czech-British secondary school offering the International Baccalaureate Programme. Instruction is in English for students from 13 - 19.

Global Concepts International School
Address: V Šáreckém údolí 41
164 00 Praha 6 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 220 961 561
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Montessori school for children from 6 months to 5 years of age. The school offers a Primary program in English.

International Montessori School of Prague (IMSP)
Address: Hrudickova 2107
Praha 4 - Roztyly 148 00
Tel: 420 272 937 758
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A Montessori school with 4 classrooms: Toddler, Primary 1 and Primary 2, and Elementary. Czech language is used for all subject matters in both Upper and Lower Elementary classes.

Park Lane International School
Address: Norbertov 3
Praha 6 Strešovice 162 00 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 220 512 653
Annual Tuition Rates: 135,000 - 350,000 CZK per year

Park Lane International School is a private, co-educational international school. It caters to children from Nursery (aged 3–4) to Year 6 (aged 10–11) and continues to expand. It is a British international school which follows National Curriculum of England with an intensive Czech programme for pupils with Czech citizenship. It offers the British IGCSE examinations and the IB program. It is accredited by the COBIS and is recognized by the UK Department of Education.

Riverside School
Address: Milady Horákové 129/300
Prague 6
Tel: 420-224-315-336
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Riverside School is independent and non-profit. It is an English language day school for students aged 3–18. The curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum and it is accredited by the CoIS, ECIS, New England Association of Schools and Colleges and COBIS. It is an IB World School.

Townshend International School
Address: Hradcany 1070
Hluboka nad Vltavou 37341 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 387 688 113
Annual Tuition Rates: € 2,600 - 8,800 per year

Private international school founded in 1992. It is a Bahá'í inspired school named after the Irish scholar and former priest George Townshend. The school currently hosts children and staff from over twenty four different countries. It is a 6-year secondary school or Gymnázium accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education. The school's curriculum follows the Cambridge International Examinations guidelines.

Meridian International School
Address: Frydlantska 1350/1
Praha 8 kobylisy 18200 Czech Republic
Tel: 420 286 581 805
Annual Tuition Rates: 110,000 - 150 000 CZK per year

There is a kindergarten, primary, secondary, and high school. The school is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic, COBIS, and it is a Cambridge International Examination Centre.

French School in Prague

Lycee Francais de Prague
Address: Drtinova 304/7
150 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 222 550 000
Annual Tuition Rates: 52,700 - 168,000 CZK per year

This internationally acclaimed chain of schools focuses on classes taught in French. At this campus, instruction time is equally divided between English and French. Some activities are also conducted in Czech.

German Schools in Prague

Deutsche Schule Prag
Address: Schwarzenberská 700/1
158 00 Prague 5-Jinonice, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 235 311 725
Annual Tuition Rates: 52,700 - 168,000 CZK per year

Founded in 1989 as the "International School of the GDR", it was administered by the Ministry of Education of the German Democratic Republic. On October 4th, 1990, ownership changed and the name became "German School in Prague". There is a kindergarten, a primary school up to class four, and a high school. Czech students may enroll if they compete an entrance examination and an optional visit to the German-preparatory course. Gymnasium offers diplomas as the Czech Matura and the German Abitur.

The Austrian School in Prague
Address: U Uranie 14
Praha 7 - 170 00
Tel: 420 226 806 301
Annual Tuition Rates: CZK 21,500 per year

The Austrian Grammar School Prague was founded in 1991 as a Czech private school. Also known as ÖGP, it is a six-year secondary school. There is an emphasis on German and English instruction with subjects like Czech, Sports, Arts and parts of the Social Sciences and History taught in Czech. Graduates receive both a Czech and an Austrian school certificate.