You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Lithuania with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Lithuania. Schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking program while others run under the French or German language and system.
Education in Lithuania
Education in Lithuania is free of charge and compulsory from the age of 6/7 to 16 years old. The education system is divided into three parts such as primary, secondary and higher education. After 10 years of schooling, students may continue for the final two years or enter vocational junior colleges or manual training schools. In these schools they can get both secondary education and qualifications necessary for a job.
The school year in Lithuania starts at the first of September and lasts for nine months. Each class has its own classroom with special facilities for physics, chemistry, biology, art, etc.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Lithuania. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. 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
- Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is among the premier accrediting associations in the world.
International Schools in Vilnius
Address: Subaciaus St. #41
Vilnius LT- 11350 Lithuania
Tel: (370 5) 212 10 31
Tuition Rates: €1,276 - 14,850 per year
One of the oldest English-language international schools in the country, AISV accredited by the MSA and CoIS. AISV is also associated with the United States Embassy and works with the U. S. Department of State and the Office of Overseas Schools. The school is authorized to offer the IB Diploma. This American program is available for children from 2 until the 12th grade.
The British School of Vilnius - BSV offers the English National Curriculum to children aged 2 - 7 years old. The school offers a stimulating curriculum with a strong focus on numeracy and literacy.
Vilnius International School (VIS)
Address: 3 Rusu; Street
LT-01125 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: 370 5 276 15 64
Tuition Rates: 18,000 - 18,900 Litas per year
VIS provides English-language education for Lithuanian and expatriate children ages 3 through 16 a rigorous international education. The school is approved by CoIS and it is an IB school.
Vilnius Montessori Pre-School (VMS)
Address: Naujakuriu g. 29
Tel: 370 606 38269
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
An internationally focused Montessori school with programs for ages 3-6, as well as infant programs.
Address: Sirvintu gatve 82
Tel: (5) 277-5836
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
Vilnius Lyceum is a state co-educational day school enrolling students in year 9-12. There is a section for students studying for the International Baccalaureate section. The school is modeled on European gymnasium-type school traditions and offers a rigorous programme, based on national syllabus.
French International School in Vilnius
L'Ecole française de Vilnius
Address: 13, Silo gatve
LT - 10317 Vilnius
Tel: (370) 5 276 91 32
Tuition Rates: 10,100 - 13,500 LTL per year
The French school of Montesquieu Vilnius is a private, non-profit international school. The school caters to maternelle to Collège and lycée. Curriculum is approved by the AEFE.
German International School in Vilnius
Address: J. Montvilo 29, Grigaiciai
Tel: (370) 5 248 59 88
Tuition Rates: 1,200 LTL per month
An English, German, and Lithuanian pre-school and primary school.