French and German International Schools in Chile

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Chile 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 Chile. Some schools will follow the German or French curriculums with part of the teaching in Spanish.

Chile Education

Education in Chile is divided in preschool, primary school (Enseñanza básica), secondary school (Enseñanza media), and technical or higher education (universidad). For full detail, please refer to our article about international schools in Chile.

French & German International Schools

German International schools often follow a curriculum model that combines Chilean and German models, with classes in both Spanish and German. Some schools are primarily Spanish speaking. but receive funding from the German government if a percentage of the student body becomes proficient in the German language.

French International schools can be found around the world as they are the largest network of schools abroad. Instruction is in French and schools are usually members of the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad). Curriculum is approved by the French Ministry of 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. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) offers membership for European schools abroad.

German schools in Chile


Instituto Alemán Carlos Anwandter
Address: Los Laureles 050
Valdivia, Chile
Tel: 56-63-471100
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Colegio Alemán de Valdivia or Deutsche Schule Valvivia (DS or DSV), this is the oldest German school in Chile. Founded in 1858 by Carlos Anwandter, the school is not officially bilingual but receives support from the government of Germany depending on how many students approve the DSH German language test. The school offers IB.


Colegio Alemán St. Thomas Morus
Address: Pedro de Valdivia 320
Providencia, Chile
Tel: 56 (2) 729 1600
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This school is a non-profit school with sections for primary, secondary and technical. It follow Catholic educational standards and German cultural training. It is an IB World School.


Colegio Alemán de Concepción
Address: 1075 El Camino Venado
San Pedro de la Paz, Conception, Chile
Tel: 56 - 41-2140000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Classes are provided from playgroups through High School. Instruction is in German, with foreign language courses in English, Spanish, and more. Curriculum is approved by the German government and it offers IB courses.

Los Angeles

Colegio Alemán Los Angeles
Address: Av. Gabriela Mistral 1751
Los Angeles, Chile
Tel: (56 43) 521111
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The school was established by German immigrants in 1882. The school offers the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19.

San Felipe

Colegio Alemán de San Felipe de Aconcagua
Address: Ruta 60 CH 501
Panquehue, San Felipe, Chile
Tel: (34) 591171
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This bilingual German-Spanish school offers IB Programs. It is also a test center for the Cambridge ESOL exams.


Colegio Alemán de Temuco
Address: Holandesa 855 Temuco
Temuco, Araucania Region, Chile
Tel: (0)45 963 000
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Students may enroll in pre-K, Kindergarten, Basic Education and Secondary Education. In the second and fourth year of High School, students perform a special examination in the German language which enables them to study in Germany or Austria. It also offers the IB Program.

Viña del Mar

Colegio Alemán de Valparaíso
Address: Viña del Mar
Valparaíso Region, Chile
Tel: (0)32 294 3973
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Deutsche Schule Valparaíso, the school offers spielgruppe, vorkindergarten, and kindergarten. It was originally established by the German School Society in 1857. It offers the IB Program and the ability to go to Germany for studies.

French schools in Chile


Lycée Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry de Santiago
Address: Av Luis Pasteur 5418
Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Tel: (56-2) 8278 200
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school caters to students from pre-kindergarten to graduation and is bilingual and bicultural. The school has a long history in Chile and emphasizes deep cultural ties between Chile and France. The curriculum is Franco-Chilean with final diplomas available for French exams or Chilean. English is also studied.


Lycée Claude-Gay à Osorno
Address: Las Quemas Loteo 4-A Osorno, Chili
Concepción, Chili
Tel: 56 - 64 - 454800
Tuition Rates: 1341 - 2431 euros per year

This school offers schooling from maternelle to CM2. Curriculum is approved by the French Ministry of Education.

Lycée Charles-de-Gaulle
Address: Colo Colo 51
Concepción, Chili
Tel: (56-41) 2627000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is in agreement with AEFE and is approved by the Ministry of Education of France. It's schooling is recognized by Chilean Ministry of Education. Examination are in English, French and Chilean.