International Schools in Kyrgyzstan

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan. Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with English speaking programs

Education in Kyrgyzstan

Education in Kyrgyzstan is compulsory for nine years between the ages of 7 to 15. This is broken up into four years of primary, five years of lower secondary school, and two years of upper secondary school at a specialized secondary school or vocational/technical school.

The system was based on a Soviet system, but has slowly continued to evolve. The majority of instruction is in Kyrgyz, but the language of instruction in most higher institutions is Russian. Additional instruction in English, German and French are also commonly offered.

International Schools

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

Accreditation & Membership

International Schools in Bishkek

QSI International School of Bishkek
Address: 14A Tynystanova Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 720055
Tel: 996-312-563139 /41
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, independent, coeducational, English-language, non-profit day school for elementary and secondary students. It is accredited by the MSA.

Hope Academy of Bishkek (HAB)
Address: Golgoya 127b
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: 996 (312) 681 079
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Provides an international education from an ethical worldview for expatriate volunteer families in Kyrgyzstan. The school offers Kindergarten to 12th grade. It is accredited under the NEASC's Commission on American and International Schools Abroad (CAISA).

Bishkek International School (BIS)
Address: 67 A Bronirovannaya St., Bishkek
720044, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 312 21 44 06
Tuition Rates: From 9,170 USD (Preschool) to 14,155 USD (IB Diploma Programme)

BIS-Bishkek International School is a non profit community school providing excellent international education in a safe, supportive and happy environment. As the first International Baccalaureate World School in the Kyrgyz Republic, BIS meets the top standard for truly international education. There are more than 260 students enrolled in BIS Pre School, Primary School, Secondary School and IB Diploma Programme representing more than 27 different countries and nationalities. Main language of instruction is English with options of learning Kyrgyz, Russian, French and Mandarin as a foreign language with the possibility of adding new language options as the school grows.

Oxford International School
Address: 153 Mira Prospect,
Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 558551155
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Oxford International School is a private, coeducational, English-medium school located on the outskirts of Bishkek City, in the diplomatic residence zone, at the foot of the Chon Aryk Mountain Range. OIS opened its doors in 2015 and offers the Cambridge International Examinations curriculum for both primary and secondary learners from ages 5 to 19. OIS is a member school of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and boast a faculty of qualified professionals from the UK, USA, Canada, India, Venezuela, The Philippines, and Turkey.