International Schools in Cyprus

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

Education in Cyprus

The Education System in the Republic of Cyprus has four stages:

  • Pre-primary
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Higher/tertiary

Nine years of education are compulsory, from primary School at age 6 to the end of the third year of Secondary School at age 15. Education is free at state schools.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Cyprus. 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, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French with other secondary languages offered. 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.


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 Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) accredits American schools abroad membership in the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) provides additional credentials.


American International School of Cyprus (AISC)
Address: PO Box 23847 - 11 Kassos Street
1086 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 357-22316345
Tuition Rates: 4,635 13,080 euros per year

An American international school, AISC provides serves children from kindergarten to the 12th grade. Instruction is in English and the curriculum is based on the American system, as well as offering the IB program. The school is accredited by MSA, member of ECIS, and is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education.

The American College (AEC)
Address: 2 & 3 Omirou Avenue / P.O. Box 22425
1521 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 357 - 22661122
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The American College was founded in 1975 and is based on the American curriculum and system. The school is well known for its transfer opportunities to many prestigious American, British, Canadian, Australian and European Universities.

American Academy Nicosia
Address: 3A Michael Parides Street / PO Box 21967,
Ayios Andreas, Nicosia / 1515 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22-664266
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The American Academy was founded in 1922 as a finishing school, but has since become coeducational. It is now a private English-speaking Christian school for grades preschool through high school. The curriculum s based on the National Curriculum Guidelines for England. Uniforms required.

Highgate Private School
Address: 5 Irinikou street, 2670 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 357 22 780527
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Highgate was founded in 1991. They are located in a green and quiet area, ten minutes outside the main city of Nicosia. In this safe and beautiful surroundings they cater for children from the age of two all the way to eighteen, following the British Curriculum.

French School in Nicosia

Ecole Franco Chypriote de Nicosie
Address: 3, rue Vasilissis Amalias
1512 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22-459333
Tuition Rates: €2,530 - 5,400 per year

A French language school that is under the joint supervision of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (EFMA) and the French Ministry of National Education. Serves students from Junior Kindergarten (2 years) to bachelor. French curriculum or a bilingual French-Greek curriculum, with some classes in English. Kindergarten to secondary school.


St. John's School
Address: Sotira BFPO 53
Episkopi, B6, Cyprus
Tel: (+357) 2596 3888
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English speaking co-ed school providing educational support for children of the UK Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence personnel and MOD sponsored organisations based in Cyprus, as well as the wider, local, community.  The curriculum followed is the UK National Curriculum for 11 - 18 year olds, and the school offers a variety of GCSE, BTEC and A Level courses.


American Academy Larnaca
Address: Gr. Afxentiou Avenue / P.O.Box 40112
Larnaca 6301, Cyprus
Tel: 24 815400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

There is a lower School (years 1-3), middle school (years 4 & 5), and upper school (years 6 & 7). Instruction is in English with French or German offered in Year 3. Students may enter for a number of O Level/GCSE/IGCSE Examinations as the school is a recognized Examination Centre. Students are expected and encouraged to take three A Level courses, but may choose up to 4 A Level courses from those being offered.


Foley's School
Address: 40 Homer Street
3095 Lemesos Cyprus
Tel: (357) 25 58 2191
Tuition Rates: 4,710 - 7,050 euros per year

The school is private, independent, multinational, co-ed school. It is a British day-school for children from 4 years and 6 months (Reception) to 18 or 19 years (A levels and university entrance). Pupils begin IGCSE/GCSE courses in Form 4. Uniforms are required.

Pascal School
Address: 104, Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue / P.O.Box 59643
3076 Lemesos / 4011 Lemesos
Tel: 22509400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is an accredited International Baccalaureate schools. They offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a unique pre-university course equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes necessary for success in higher education and employment.

Logos School of English Education
Address: 33-35 Yialousa Str.
3071 Lemesos Cyprus
Tel: 357 25336061
Tuition Rates: €2,880 - 6,720 per year

The school has kindergarten to grade 13. The language of communication is English, with Greek classes for all the children in the Primary Department and French or Greek classes in the Secondary Department. Uniforms are required


Heritage Private School
Address: Palodia
CY-4549, Limassol, Cyprus
Tel: 357 25 367 018
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school follows the UK National Curriculum. Instruction is in English and Greek is introduced in Year 1 and is compulsory for all students up to Year 6. From Year 7 onwards Greek remains compulsory for students of Greek Cypriot origin and optional (though encouraged) for others. French is compulsory from Year 3 to Year 9. Russian is optional from Year 7 onwards.

Silverline Private School
Address: 4A Griva Digeni, Trachoni, 4651
Limassol, Cyprus
Tel: 357 25 716 361
Tuition Rates: 388 -871 euro per month

A private English School from Kindergarten through to IGCSE level. English is the languages of instruction. Uniforms are required.

American Academy (Private) Limassol
Address: 24 Despinas Pattichi Str, 3071,
Limassol, Cyprus
Tel: 357 25 33 70 54
Tuition Rates: from 2400 euro per year

This is a multicultural community which provide quality education in a caring environment for children in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary levels all the way to university entrance, from Cyprus and the whole world. They offer a balanced education based on the English National Curriculum modified to accommodate the needs of international students.


International School of Paphos (ISOP)
Address: 100 Aristotelous Savva Avenue / P.O. Box 62018
Anavargos 8025 Paphos, Cyprus
Tel: 26 821700
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school has been registered with the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture since 1987 and functions under its regulations and the laws of the Republic of Cyprus. The school has strong links with the British Council and is registered as a centre with two of the most prestigious and well-known Examination Boards in England: Edexcel and CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). The International School of Paphos is also the only registered centre and the first school in Cyprus to offer the Ellinomatheia Examinations. These examinations were developed by a group of eminent academics at the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki in Greece. In addition, the school is registered as a centre with the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS). Uniforms are required.

TLC Private School & Institute (TLC)
Address: 193, St Georges Road
Peyia, 8560 Paphos, Cyprus
Tel: +357 26 910226
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school caters to students from 3 to 18 year olds (Nursery | Kindergarten | Primary |Secondary) in small classes of 16 students and is based on the English National Curriculum. TLC students are encouraged to develop and demonstrate Resilience, Adaptability, Cooperation, Communication, Morality, Enquiry, Thoughtfulness and Respect.


Xenion High School
Address: 1st April 55 / 33900
Paralimni 5281, Cyprus / 5318 Paralimni, Cyprus
Tel: 23 811080
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

It was established in 2000 and functions under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Culture in accordance with the Private Schools Act, 1971. Uniforms are required.