International Schools in Macedonia

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

Education in Macedonia

The Macedonian Constitution mandates free and compulsory education for a compulsory 8 years (usually between the ages of 7 to 15). It follows a 3-tier process, with elementary, secondary and then tertiary levels. Graduating students earn the svidetelstvo za zavreno osnovno obrazovanie.

Currently, the system is undergoing reformation to become more compatible with the educational systems of other European nations.

International Schools

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

Nova International Schools
Address: Prashka 27
1000 Skopje Macedonia
Tel: (389 2) 3076-402; 3061-807; 3061-907
Tuition Rates: €5,050 per year

A coeducational, international day school that enrolls around 500 students from more than 40 countries. It offers an American curriculum to students in grades PK-12, and the International Baccalaureate diploma program as an IB world school accredited by CEESA and NWAC.

QSI International School of Skopje
Address: Zenevska #51
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: 389-2-305-1844
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private non-profit institution with English language instruction for elementary and secondary students. It serves students aged 3 through age 18. In addition to the regular Quality Schools International curriculum, QSI International School of Skopje offers students the opportunity to study Macedonian, French, German, and Italian. It is accredited by MSA.

American School of Macedonia (ASM)
Address: Nikola Parapunov bb
Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: 389 (0)2 3063 265
Tuition Rates: €3,850 - 4,050 per year

The American School of Macedonia is accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. This international school provides its students with an opportunity to attend classes solely in English in a small-group environment. The school provides SAT and TOEFL exams. Students are also prepared for the Macedonian State Matura Examinations and University of Cambridge ESOL examinations (FCE, CAE and CPE).

American High School Skopje
Address: bulevar Treta makedonska brigada nr. 60,
Skopje 1000, Macedonia
Tel: 389 (0)2 2469 993
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

American High School Skopje fosters critical thinking and freedom of expression among students and among teaching staff while respecting the social, religious or national differences. The school prepares young students for continuing in academia, science and research and prepares them to become members of the business community. Teaching in small groups allows access to individual dedication to students and active learning and understanding.

International High School (IHS)
Address: Gjuro Gjakovigj 64 Street
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel: 003892 32 32 450
Tuition Rates: €2,200 per year

A private high school with education in Macedonian and English language.

British Children's Academy
Address: Vasil Stefanovski 5
Skopje 1000 Rep. Macedonia
Tel: 389-(0)2-3246644
Tuition Rates: 300 - 480 Macedonian Denar per month

The British Children's Academy in an English language nursery. Additional languages of French, Italian or German are available.

French International School in Skopje

Ecole française internationale de Skopje
Address: Nikola Parapunov br 19
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: 389(0)2.3083.321, 389(0)70.831.882, 389(0)71.238.496
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language school that caters to Ecole maternelle students.