International Schools in Israel

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Israel 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 Israel. Schools may follow the American curriculums with English speaking program, while others run under the French education system.

Education in Israel

Education in Israel consists of schools on four different tracks: secular state schools (Mamlachti), religious state schools (Mamlachti dati), Orthodox Haredi schools (Chinuch Atzmai), and Arab schools. Israel's two official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, but in different schools, different languages may be used such as Yiddish in Orthodox Haredi schools.

One year of pre-school/kindergarten is followed by six years of primary education. Secondary school includes three years of lower secondary (middle school) and another three years of upper secondary education (high school). Upon completion of high school studies, students take the te'udat bagrut graduation exam in subjects such as Hebrew, English, math, history, literature, scripture, and civic studies. These scores and the results of the PET test determine admission to university. Israeli Jews, male Israeli Druze, and some male Israeli Bedouin serve two to three years of compulsory service in the Israeli Defense Forces (I.D.F.).

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Israel. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools 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. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. 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

  • The 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.

Central District

Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)
Address: 9 Aliyat HaNoar Street
Hod Hasharon, Israel 45102
Tel: 011.972.9.740.5705 / 212.472.9300 / 800.327.5980
Tuition Rates: US $13,700 per semester

Academic international school which offers non-denominational, English language education. Offers a 6/8/18 week program that provides students the opportunity to study in Israel.


Anglican International School Jerusalem (AISJ)
Address: 82 HaNeviim Street / PO Box 191
Jerusalem 91001 Israel
Tel: 972 2 567 7200
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English language, internationally accredited, pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is founded upon Christian beliefs and belongs to the oldest serving Protestant society in Israel. It provides the IB program.

Jerusalem American International School (JAIS)
Address: Goldstein Youth Village / P.O. Box 117
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: 972 2 679 9611
Tuition Rates: NIS 27,000 - 62,000 per year

A private secular school that offers an American curriculum and an international education for pre-school through secondary. The English Language Learners (ELL) program in the secondary school is a pullout program for English language learners in grades six through twelve.

French Schools Jerusalem

Lycée français de Jérusalem
Address: 66, Rue des Prophètes
95141 Jerusalem B.P 37001
Tel: 02 - 538 41 02
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French language all-girls school belongs to the network of the AEFE. Curriculum and accreditation is approved by the French State. Dormitories, classrooms and dining halls are provided.

Lycée Havat Hanoar Hatsioni
Address: Sderot Shai Agnon
91000 BP 117 Jérusalem, Israel
Tel: 972 2 649 19 05
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school prepares students for the baccalauréat Français with French language classes and curriculum. It belongs to the network of the AEFE with accreditation by the French State.

Tel Aviv

Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel (WBAIS)
Address: 65 Hashomron Street / P.O. Box 484
Even Yehuda 40500, Israel
Tel: 972-9-890-1000
Tuition Rates: US$5,100 - 6,220 per year

Provides an American international education in a private secular school. Classes from elementary to high school with approximately 40% of our students are American, 20% are Israeli, and the remainder represent countries from all over the world. During high school, students may qualify to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in a wide range of subjects and they also take the SATs in grades 11 and 12.

Tabeetha School
Address: 21 Yeffet street Jaffa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel: 972 368 21 581
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Tabeetha is an English-medium primary and secondary school and all subjects are taught in the English language, with the exception of foreign languages which include: Hebrew, Arabic, French, Spanish & Russian. In addition, the local languages of Arabic and Hebrew are taught throughout the school. The curriculum is based on the British system, culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Levels. School uniforms are required.

Treehouse International School
Anita's TreeHouse Address: Wingate 70/ Herzliya Pituah
Tel: 09-9551963
Anita's TreeHouse Address: Ramot Yam 75/ Herzliya Pituah
Tel: 09-9508282
TreeHouse International School Address: Galei Tkhelet 82/ Herzliya Pituah
Tel: 09-9553336
TreeHouse International School Address: Ramot Yam 55/ Herzliya Pituah
Tel: 09-9508282
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English speaking private school community of over 40 nationalities. There are 4 campuses catering to children from infant to middle school.

Raphael Recanati International School
Address: P.O.Box 167
Herzliya, 46150, Israel
Tel: 972-9-9527272
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Undergraduate and graduate programs from Israeli and international students. Founded in 1994, IDC Herzliya is modeled on Ivy League universities in the United States.

French Schools in Tel Aviv

Collège français Marc Chagall de Tel Aviv
Address: 24 Rehov Chelouch ( ou Shlush), Neve Tzedek
Tel Aviv, Israël
Tel: 972 3-517-2429
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Founded in 1966, this school is accredited by the French State and belongs to the network of the AEFE. With curriculum taught in French, the school caters to Israeli families and other nationalities.

Collège des Frères de Jaffa
Address: Rue yefet 23
BP 8251 Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68130 Israel
Tel: 03-6821890
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French language school is accredited by the French State and belongs to the network of the AEFE. It is part of the institutions of the Brothers of the Christian Schools which has schools on five continents in 82 countries. All students leaving in fluent French and at least three other languages.

The Franco-Israeli Internat Mikve Israel
Address: Central station Holon 58910 Israel
Tel: (00 972) (0) 3 502 06 47
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Accredited by the French State, this school belongs to the network of the AEFE. Curriculum is taught in French and boarding is provided.

Lycée Thorani de Kfar Maimon
Address: 85153, Doar Haneguev
Tel: 08-99 44 001
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French boys school curriculum is approved by National Education (académie de Lyon). The school emphasizes the baccalaureate and Israeli Culture, including learning the language. It belongs to the network of the AEFE with accreditation by the French State. Full boarding is available.