International Schools in Montenegro

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

Education in Montenegro

There is an eight-year school system where education is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 15. Vocational (Zanatska škola) and technical schools (gymnasium or Gimnazija) may take students on to university. Instruction is mostly in Serbian, with some schools offering the Albanian language.

International Schools

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

  • 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.

International School in Podgorica

QSI International School of Montenegro (QSIM)
Address: 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel: +382-20-641-734
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private English language international school providing education for elementary and secondary students. The school is fully licenced - for all levels of education (preschool, elementary and secondary) - by the Ministry of Education of Montenegro and accredited by the MSA - Middle States Association for Accreditation of Colleges and Schools also for all levels PK-12.

United Kids International Montenegro (UKIM)
Address: 3 Kotorska Street, Podgorica
Tel: +382 69010799
Tuition Rates: Competitive in the region: Email for information

United Kids International Montenegro (UKIM) is a small institution founded in 2016 and accredited by the Montenegrin Ministry of Education. The school employs native speakers as well as Montenegrin teachers. The school is a member of Great Learning, an institution that embodies more than 2,000 schools worldwide. UKIM follows the renowned International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum, conducted in a Montessori setting. UKIM accepts children aged 2 through 15 (PreK-9). Registration begins in March for the upcoming school year and only a limited number of students are enrolled each year.

International School in Tivat

Knightsbridge Schools International - Montenegro (KSI)
Address: Seljanovo b.b., Porto Montenegro
Tivat 85320, Montenegro
Tel: +382 32 672 655
Tuition Rates: €7,440 - 13,750 per year

An international day school and boarding school for boys and girls from 3 - 18 years old. It is an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Modelled on both the successful features of Knightsbridge School in London and international standards expected of high quality schools across the globe, KSI Montenegro offers a unique and compelling approach to education in the beautiful Bay of Kotor. Member of CEESA and CoIS.

British International School Arcadia Academy
Address: Kotor Ljesevici bb,
Tivat 85330, Montenegro
Tel: +382 67236107/+382 32662662
Tuition Rates: from 7000euros (preschool) to 14000euros (A Levels) per year

Arcadia Academy is a British International School located in Kotor, Montenegro, for boys and girls aged 3-18. Arcadia Academy is the first and only Cambridge International School (A Levels) in Montenegro.

International School in Kumbor

Boka School International
Address: Portonovi Resort,
Kumbor Herceg Novi 85340, Montenegro
Tel: +382 69 375 255
Tuition Rates: €6,600 - 11,800 per year

Boka School International stands as a distinguished educational institution encompassing a nursery, preschool, and primary school. Notably, they hold the distinction of being the sole international school in Montenegro that extends its services to children as young as one year old (Toddler programme) up to 11 y/o (IB Primary Years). Students will become proficient speakers, readers, and writers of English. The school is in a process to become a Candidate School for the Primary Years Program (PYP).