International Schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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

Education holds an important place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the path to the country's future. Before the Bosnian war of the early 1990s, the area had 641 primary and 243 secondary schools, but after 1996 this had been reduced to 270 primary and 141 secondary schools. In 2001 the government began a modernization program for primary and secondary education, covering curriculum, special needs education, and in-service teacher training. Education is administered by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports and each of the country's ten cantons has its own education ministry. Education at the elementary level is free and compulsory for eight years. At the secondary level, children have the option to take up general education (gymnasium), vocational, or technical. General secondary lasts for four years and qualifies the students for university education.


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. Quality Schools International (QSI) is a group of non-profit international schools offering education in the English language, in a number of countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. QSI is a member of Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) for US Overseas schools. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is an association of European schools.


Bloom School Sarajevo
Address: Nalina 16, 71 000 Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387-(0)33-207-899
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bloom School Sarajevo is a preschool, primary school, and international high school that welcomes children and youth from ages 3 through 19. At Bloom, children and youth are given maximum responsibility for their learning process to develop intrinsic motivation, exercise strong values, and demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their lives. They offer an extended day schedule and afterschool programming to provide a diverse set of holistic learning opportunities for students, and to accommodate working parents. Bloom is a Cambridge International Assessment School, and it is accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Assessment Board.

Druga Gimnazija Sarajevo
Address: 1 Sutjeska Street
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 66 74 38
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school follows Bosnian National Curriculum, but also offers the IB Diploma Program, IB Middle Years Program. Classes are available from Grades 9 through 12.

Montessori Preschool Sarajevo
Address: Prozorka 11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 387 33 644 387
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Montessori Preschool Sarajevo is licensed and based on the English National Curriculum. Instruction is in English, but the school is prepared for all nationalities between the ages of 12 months to 6 years old.

Prva bosnjacka gimnazija - Cambridge International School
Address: Petrakijina 22,
71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 33 227 096
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Prva bosnjacka gimnazija was founded in 1995. The school has been a Cambridge International School since 2005, offering IGCSE and AS/A Level programmes. In its essence, the school offers three curricula: Curriculum A, B & C. Curriculum A follows the Teaching Plan and Programme of Sarajevo Canton. Curriculum B stands for a combination of the international and cantonal programmes. Classes are bilingual –syllabi pertaining to Cambridge programmes (CAIE) are taught in English, whereas subjects pertaining to the cantonal programme are taught in Bosnian in a slightly reduced form. Curriculum B has been designed to cater to students who speak Bosnian/ Serbian/ Croatian and English. Curriculum C has been designed solely from Cambridge programmes to cater the needs of English-speaking children of foreign citizens living and working in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

QSI International School of Sarajevo
Address: Omladinska #16
Vogosca-Sarajevo 71320 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 387-33-424450
Tuition Rates (US $): $6,000 - $15,700 per year

QSI International School of Sarajevo is a private non-profit institution with education in the English language for Pre-School (3-4 year olds), elementary students from five through thirteen years of age and a full secondary program for students from fourteen to seventeen years of age. Bosnian, German and French are offered through our language classes. The curriculum is based on U.S. national standards.

Richmond Park Educational Institution
Address: Francuske revolucije bb,
71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 (0)33 944 140
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Richmond Park Educational Institution is a leading private educational institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina that covers education and guidance from preschool to university for more than 20 years. Their curriculum is based on the Cambridge program and it has been approved by the Ministry of Education in the relevant canton. They are offering preschool education in Zenica, and preschool, primary and secondary education in Sarajevo, Tuzla and Bihać. Also, They are offering university education (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences).

French schools in Sarajevo

Ecole française de Sarajevo (EFS)
Address: OS Skola Hasan Kikic
Gorica 27
Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 00 387 61 150 197
Tuition Rates (KM): 8,700 - 13,000 per year

This school was opened by the "Mission laique française", a French non-profit association managing a network of French schools all over the world. The EFS is a private French primary school and kindergarten. Teachers are accredited by the French Ministry of Education, while the curriculum taught is that of the French Ministry of Education.

Collège International Francophone de Sarajevo (CIFS)
Address: Paromlinska 66
71 000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: 387 33 611 011
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The French College Sarajevo International provides instruction in three languages, French, English, and Bosnian. Classes are available from kindergarten to college. Curriculum is dictated by the French Ministry of Education. Scholarships are available for deserving students.


See Richmond Park Educational Institution in Sarajevo, description above.


See Richmond Park Educational Institution in Sarajevo, description above.