You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Montenegro 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 Montenegro . Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with an English speaking program.
Education in Montenegro
There is an eight-year school system where education is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 15. Vocational (Zanatska škola) and technical schools (gymnasium or Gimnazija) may take students on to university. Instruction is mostly in Serbian, with some schools offering the Albanian language.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Montenegro. 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.
International School in Podgorica
Private English language international school providing education for elementary and secondary students. The school is fully licenced - for all levels of education (preschool, elementary and secondary) - by the Ministry of Education of Montenegro and accredited by the MSA - Middle States Association for Accreditation of Colleges and Schools also for all levels PK-12.
United Kids International Montenegro (UKIM) is a small institution founded in 2016 and accredited by the Montenegrin Ministry of Education. The school employs native speakers as well as Montenegrin teachers. The school is a member of Great Learning, an institution that embodies more than 2,000 schools worldwide. UKIM follows the renowned International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum, conducted in a Montessori setting. UKIM accepts children aged 2 through 15 (PreK-9). Registration begins in March for the upcoming school year and only a limited number of students are enrolled each year.
International School in Tivat
Knightsbridge Schools International - Montenegro (KSI)
Address: Seljanovo b.b., Porto Montenegro
Tivat 85320, Montenegro
Tel: 382 32 672 655
Tuition Rates: €11,150 - 13,910 per year
An international school for boys and girls from 3 - 15 years old. It is an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme, modeled on Knightsbridge School in London. It is a licensed Pre-School (3-6 years) and Elementary School (6-15 years) by the Montenegrin Ministry of Sport and Education and is pursuing MYP (Middle Years Programme) and DP (Diploma Programme) authorization. It is also pursuing CoIS accreditation. Boarding is offered and uniforms are required.
Arcadia Academy: British International School in Montenegro
Address: Donja Lastva, Jadranska magistrala bb
85332 Tivat, Montenegro
Tel: 382 32 662 662
Tuition Rates: €5,000 - 6,850 per year
British international school and pre-school in Montenegro. It is a COBIS school that prepares students for the Cambridge exam with curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education of Montenegro.