International Schools in Argentina

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Argentina 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 Argentina. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, Italian, Japanese or German 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 (IB).

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.

All children between the ages of six and fourteen must attend school, by law. The literacy rate is over 95% with Argentina holding some of the highest levels of education in Latin American. English is promoted as a foreign language, but Spanish remains the predominant language in the classroom. Formal school uniforms are normally required and supplies like books, pencils, etc. are an additional charge.


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.

The Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) was founded in 1961 as a non-profit to discover and develop ways and means for improving understanding through international education. In addition, there is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accrediting agencies.

Buenos Aires

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
Address: Andrés Ferreyra 4073
B1637 AOS La Lucila
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: (54)(11) 4851-1700
Annual Tuition Rates (US $): Kindergarten $6,470 US; pre-school $12,720; grades 1-5 $16,970; grades 6-8 $17,980, and grades 9-12 $19,890.

Also called the American Community School of Buenas Aires or The Lincoln School, this private, coeducational day school offers an academic program from preschool education (age 4) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The curriculum is based on U.S. accredited standards. French and Spanish are taught as foreign languages in high school.

Buenos Aires International Christian Academy (BAICA)
Address: Av. del Libertador 2170
San Fernando (1646), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 54 (11) 4549 1300 / 1101 / 1131
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Catering to English-speaking children from 2-17, this bilingual academy incorporates the American and Argentine curriculum. It is college-preparatory, nondenominational Christian, international school. The school serves the children of diplomatic communities, mission organizations, and business/professional families. It is credited by the SACS, ACSI, and Argentine Ministry of Education.

St. Matthew's College
Address: Moldes 1469, PO BOX 1426
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 5411 4783 1110
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This school uses Argentina's official curriculum. St. Matthew's has 3 campuses dedicated to kindergarten, junior school, and middle & high school. It offers the IB, Cambridge and Trinity College International exams, and French exams through Alliance Française Buenos Aires.

Sworn Junior College
Address: Virrey del Pino 3299 1426
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4552-2498 / 4551-5008 / 0546
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This Spanish language school has a kindergarten, primary, secondary, and junior college.

Belgrano Day School
Address: Juramento 3035
C1428DOA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4776-0011
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A private, bilingual and coeducational school offering international curriculum for pupils aged 2 to 18 years old. Graduates obtain the national Bilingual Baccalaureate and may optionally sit for some of the University of Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE, AICE, AS and A levels). All pupils in primary, middle and senior schools belong to a house, North, South, East or West through which internal competitions are organized. The school has a Catholic orientation, but all religions are welcome.

St. Martin in the Fields School
Address: 3 de Febrero 1730
1426 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4780-2050
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There is a kindergarten, primaria, and secondary campus. The school offers bilingual instruction with optional religious instruction.

Northlands School
Address: Roma 1248
B1636CYT Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4711-0011
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Bilingual Spanish-English institution with classes for Kindergarten through 12th grade. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme.

St. Andrew's Scots School
Address: Nogoya 550
B1636FHB Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4790-5371 /8322
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This school was established by a group of Scottish settlers determined to educate their children in their language, their culture and their faith. Fully bilingual education is offered for students between 3-18. Students are expected to complete seven IGCSE exams (Cambridge University) in year 10 and receive an International Baccalaureate diploma in their last year at school.

St. George's College North
Address: Comodoro Rivadavia s/n y Don Bosco, C.C. N 2, (B1613WAA)
Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: (5411) 4663-2494 or 112
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This school is one of the first to offer IB in Argentina. It is composed of a kindergarten, prep, and college. St. George's College North has developed a reputation as a leading school in the Creative Arts area.

Washington School
Address: Avenida Federico Lacroze 1973/2012
Buenos Aires (1426) Argentina
Tel: 5411-4772-8131
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Co-ed, non-denominational, school for children between 3-18 that offers IB. English is introduced from age 3, with courses continuing until secondary school. At least 40% of the subjects are taught in English in the later classes. Following the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations line of exams, students take PET in junior and senior FCE in 4th year. In the third year junior students take IGCSE exams from University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in Spanish as a First Language, English as a Second Language and Foreign Language Portuguese. In the sixth year students sit for the IB Diploma.

French schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colegio Franco Argentino
Address: Lavalle 1067 - Acassuso
1641 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 5411) 4792-4628 / 4793-4020 / 4793-4432
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Franco-Argentino School, this school provides care and education for children from nursery to baccalauréat. The educational programs are authorized by France. During the last two years, students are trained to sit for the International Baccalauréat Exam in Spanish, English and French.

Lycée Franco-Argentin Jean-Mermoz à Buenos Aires
Address: Ramsay 2131 - C1428BAG
Ciudad Autónona de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: (5411) 47 81 16 00
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A bi-cultural and bi-lingual institution offering courses from kindergarten to preparation for diplomas of GCSE, Baccalauréats L, S et ES et du "Bachillerato".

Italian schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Scuola Italiana Cristofero Colombo
Address: Ramsay 2251
C1428BAI Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4781-0060
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Italian international school in Buenos Aires with instruction in Italian.

Southern International School
Address: La Plata Km 34. CP 1884
Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 4215-3636
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Working together with Islands International School and Northern International School, this institution offers the IB. There are classes from kindergarten to secondary school. All students take English and Italian as foreign languages with the opportunity of studying Portuguese. The primary stage culminates in 6th grade with the first international examinations, those of the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) in English as a first language, together with Mathematics and Science in English. The study of languages culminates in the final two years in which the International Baccalaureate programmes are covered in mother tongue Spanish, the bilingual option of English and Italian as a foreign language. Students may obtain international certification in four languages.

Japanese schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Japanese School Buenos Aires
Address: La Pampa 3520
(C1430BXF)Buenos Aires , Argentina
Tel: (011) 4552-1919; outside of Argentina (54-11) 4552-1919
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International school with instruction in Japanese.

German schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pestalozzi College
Address: Ramón Freire 1882
Belgrano C1428CYB, Buenos Aires , Argentina
Tel: (54 11) 4555-3688
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The Pestalozzi School is a coeducational, secular and bicultural institution. Instruction is in German, with foreign language in English and other languages. The International Baccalaureate and cultural exchange program with Germany (PIC) are offered.

Goethe Schule
Address: Reclus 2250
(B1609DQL) Boulogne, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel:(54-11) 4513 7700
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International German school (also known as Asociacion Escolar Goethe) offering primary and secondary classes.

Mar del Plata

Holy Trinity College
Address: Gascón 544
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Tel: (0054) 223 451-0168
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The curriculum is bilingual with a commitment to Catholic education. Classes are available from pre-kindergarten to High School. Students participate in the Cambridge University IGSCE exams and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Upon graduation, the students receive "The National Bilingual Certificate in Secondary Education for Sciences and Humanities".