You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Kosovo 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 Kosovo. Some schools may follow the American, Canadian or British curriculums with English speaking programs.
The educational curriculum is planned by Kosovo's Ministry of Education. Education begins at 6 years old, and is free and mandatory. The primary education ranges from grades 1-5. The second phase is obligatory for children from 12-15 years of age, or grades 6-9. The lower secondary education is held in the five official languages of Kosovo: Albanian, Serbian, Turkish, Croatian, and Bosnian.
International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Kosovo. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.
There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. 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.
American School of Kosova (ASK)
Address: Pallati i Rinisë
Luan Haradinaj Str, n.n.
Prishtina, Republic of Kosova 10000, Europe
Tel: 386 49 227 277
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
The American School of Kosova caters to children from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The school operates with the principles of the American educational system and provides a curriculum that is North American-based. Instruction is primarily in English, with the exceptions of courses in Albanian language, Albanian culture, Albanian history and foreign languages (German, Italian, and French). The school is licensed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosova, and NWAC.
Finnish Schools International is an innovative international school network utilising the Finnish education system and teachers. They use: Technology and games to individualise the learning for every student. Outdoor learning and sports ; Integrated arts and crafts to develop creativity and team dynamics; and Kitchen science, programming and robotics to develop a love for STEM.
International Learning Group (ILG) School
Address: M25-2, Veternik 1, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
Tel: +381 (0) 38 722 893
Tuition Rates: From 3,050 Euros to 9,200 Euros per year depending on grade level.
ILG School is a non-profit, private institution offering high-quality, inquiry-based education in English to local and international students from more than 30 countries living in Prishtina, Kosovo. ILG School is accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose educational professionals conduct rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12 schools around the world. ILG School is also Registered with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo and is a member of the Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA).
International School of Prishtina
Address: Mehmet Akif College, Banullë
Lipjan / KOSOVA
Tel: 38138581999 or 38649770514
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school
A modern international school for children in Kosovo. There is a uniform.
Prishtina High School
Address: Matiqan, Prishtine, Kosovo 1000
Tuition Rates: from €5,750 to €15,000 (depending on the level and subsidized tuition)
Internationally-accredited American-style school in Kosovo, offering a rigorous standards-based education for grades 1 to 12. Their mission is to provide a university preparatory education in a safe, caring, creative, and diverse academic community. Their faculty consists of 90% American and other International educators with advanced degrees and certifications.