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International Schools in Georgia

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

Education in Georgia

Education in Georgia is free and compulsory from the age of 6 until 14 years old. At age 15 students may sit for their arasruli sashulo ganaltebis motsmoba certificate. The final 3 years of secondary school are spent at either academic secondary schools, or technical special secondary schools. Examinations taken around age 18 are for sashualo ganatlebis atestasi, or sashualo profesiuli sastsavleblis diplomi certificates. However, expenses such as books and supplies can be difficult for some students to afford. Literacy is still high at about 99.7%.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Georgia. 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. 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 & Membership

  • 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.

Tbilisi

International School of Georgia
Address: 35 Tskneti Highway
0179 Bagebi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 225 70 79
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as the New School, this is an international primary and secondary school for students from ages of 3 to 18 years. The curriculum is delivered in English (English Department) or Georgian (Georgian Department). The teaching follows a curriculum of international education accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and is the only IB school in Georgia that has all three levels of the IB program, running the PYP (Primary Years Programme), the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and the IB Diploma Programme.

QSI International School of Tbilisi
Address: Village Zurgovani
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Tel: +995-32-253-7670
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private, non-profit institution with English language instruction for elementary students from three years of age through secondary 4. Intensive English classes are provided for those with a limited knowledge of the English language. Russian, French and Georgian are taught as foreign languages. The School also offers a band program and drama. Textbooks are loaned to students without charge.

British Connection International School
Address: N3, Aleksidze St.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: (+995) 32 60 99 89
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school draws on both its British and Georgian roots with a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England together with the National Georgian Curriculum. The school offers Primary School (Key stage 1 and 2), Basic School (Key Stage 3 and 4) and Secondary School (6th Form). It has a English and Georgian Department.

European School
Address: 34 Kazbegi ave.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 394494
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The European School is a private IB World School which offers IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme.

Chaglar Nikoloz Tsereteli International School of Tbilisi (CIS)
Address: Shuamta Street No:21 3. Masivi
0182 Varketili, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 276 2662
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English-language instruction at CIS provides the National Curriculum of England and Wales. The students start studying Turkish and Georgian at grade 3 and Spanish and Russian at grade 7 as modern foreign languages. CIS was awarded International Centre status by University of Cambridge International Examinations and received accreditation to offer a range of internationally accepted qualifications including Cambridge Middle Years Programme, IGCSE and International AS/A Level. Uniforms are required.

Buckswood International School (BIST)
Address: Rustaveli Ave. 52
Ts'q'neti, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 877 992 993
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An independent school accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. It is a partner school of Buckswood School in Hastings, UK. Buckswood Tbilisi provides secondary education to students from grades 1 to 12 (ages: 6 – 18) and also provides an Early Years Foundation Stage (pre-school) Course for children 4 or 5 years old. Instruction is in Georgian and English. Academically Buckswood offers GCSE and A Level programs.

British-Georgian Academy (BGA)
Address: 37 Chavchavadze Avenue
Tbilisi, Georgia 0162
Tel: +995 (32) 2 251 253
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The British-Georgian Academy is a private pre-school, primary, secondary and language school. It provides English instruction, and Georgian & British International Curriculum.

The Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi
Address: Lisis Tba (Lisi Lake) 01/014
0186, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: (+995 32) 2227889 / (+995 32) 2227441
Tuition Rates: Georgian Citizens: 19,000GEL, Non-Georgian Citizens: 28,000GEL, Security Deposit: 500GEL

This is a private type high school with US style curriculum. Essential to the teaching is the Harkness method. Students of no more than fifteen per class are seated around an oval shaped table with the aim of encourage seminar like discussions. Language of instruction is English.

French School of Tbilisi

École européenne Robert Schuman/Marie Brosset
Address: 68 avenue David Agmachénébéli
0102 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 95 54 48
E-mail: ecolebrosset@yahoo.fr
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school that provides approved French curriculum for pre-kindergarten to graduation (ES channels, L and S).

German School of Tbilisi

German International School Tbilisi
Address: Lvovi Street 56
0160 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 322 293100
E-mail: info@deutscheschule.ge
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The German International School Tbilisi, founded in 2010, is part of the network of 140 German Schools abroad and supported by the Federal Republic of Germany. The school is currently offering kindergarten,  pre-school and school (grades 1-6, from September 2016: 1-7) in German language according to a modern German curriculum.

Italian School of Tbilisi

Esvanjia Italian School - Tsiskari
Address: 2a T. Eristavi St
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 234 14 60
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An Italian school in Georgia. Italian will be taught from the first grade, with teaching in Russian, English and Turkish. Deserving students can earn a spot in the exchange program with Italy.