International Schools in Peru

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You will find below a list of the most popular international schools for expats in Peru 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 Peru. Schools usually follow the American or UK curriculums with English speaking program, although there is a German and French option.

Education in Peru

Peru’s public system is among the best in Latin America. Schooling is free and compulsory for children from six to 16. Schools follow the Peruvian curriculum with instruction in Spanish. The school year is in two semesters and runs from March to December.

The education system is split into three levels:

  • Primary - This level begins at first grade (age 6) and ends in sixth grade. It runs in three cycles of cycle one (first and second grade), cycle two (third and fourth grade), and cycle three (fifth and sixth grade).
  • Secondary  - There are five years of secondary school. Subjects include Peruvian history, world history, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, English as a foreign language, and literature.
  • Technical/Vocational/University

It is optional to send children to pre-school. 

International Schools

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

Davy College (DC)
Address: Av Hoyos Rubio 2345 
Cajamarca 06001, Peru
Tel: 51 76 367501
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

DC embraces a model of bilingual education where English is the main language of instruction in Early Years and Primary, and where the vital importance of Spanish as the mother tongue is given a central role. Davy College is the only Authorized Cambridge English Examination Center in Cajamarca, and prepares its students so they can obtain a Cambridge English Certification if they pursue one. The IB program is offered. Uniforms are optional.

International School in Cusco

Andino Cusco International School (ACIS)
Address: Km 10.5 Carretera Cusco
Chinchero, Distrito de Cachimayo, Anta, Cusco, Peru
Tel: 51 84 275135
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Andino is a bilingual (Spanish/English) international school with classes from toddler to 12th grade. They offer IB Primary Years to Diploma Program. The curriculum is based on the Peruvian National Curriculum. The Quechua language is also taught in order for students to learn to communicate socially as well as discover important elements of Andean culture through its language.

International School in Lima

Cambridge College
Address: Alameda De Los Molinos 728-730
Distrito de Chorrillos 15067, Peru
Tel: 51 1 2540107
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Cambridge College Lima is abilingual (Spanish/English) international school that uses modern pedagogical methodologies. The first two years of Senior School prepare students for the important Cambridge University International examination in a wide range of subjects. It is accredited by BSP.

Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Address: v Las Palmeras 325
Lima 15023, Peru
Tel: 51 1 435 0890
Tuition Rates: $14,370 - 16,280 per year

This non-profit, private day school was founded in 1946 by American residents in Peru. It follows college-prepatory US curriculum and the calendar of the northern hemisphere from August to June. Classes are from kindergarten to 12th grade. Students may choose to obtain an International Baccalaureate Diploma, an Honors Diploma, a Peruvian Certificate, a United States diploma. There is a range of after-school activities and extracurriculars.

Colegio Peruano Británico (CPB)
Address: Via Láctea 445
Monterrico - Santiago de Surco, Peru
Tel: 51 1 4360151
Tuition Rates: $11,000 - 16,500 per year

CPB is a bilingual (Spanish/English), international school based on British education. There are a range of after-school activities. Uniforms are required.

Casuarinas International College
Address: Jirón Jacarandá 391
Santiago de Surco 15023, Peru
Tel: 51 1 436 0151
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A co-educational, international school with bilingual (Spanish/English) instruction. Casuarinas offers 4 programs of the International Baccalaureate. Uniforms are required and boarding is available.

Euroamerican College
Address: Fundo Casablanca, Pachacámac, Lima, Perú
Tel: (511) 2311617 • (511) 2311618
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Euroamerican College is a private international school which offers a high quality bilingual (English/Spanish) education. Our curriculum also  includes French as an additional language, which students study from the age of 10. Euroamerican College is an IB World school and therefore follows the mission and vision of the International Baccalaureate. Students from the age of 3 to 12 years of age follow the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and our year 11 & year 12 students have the option to take the IB Diploma.

Hiram Bingham School
Address: Av. Paseo La Castellana 919
Surco, Lima, Perú
Tel: 51 1 2719880
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Co-educational, bilingual (Spanish/English) British international school from pre-school to secondary. The school follows the International Baccalaureate as the basis of its curriculum.  It is approved by BSP.

Lord Byron School

Address: Calle Grande 250 Sr. de la Caña
Cayma - Arequipa
Tel: 51 1 4426149
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A bilingual school which offers the IB program. There are many extracurriculars and clubs.

International Christian School of Lima (ICS)
Address: Av. Angamos Oeste 1155 
Miraflores Lima, Peru 18
Tel: 51 1 254976
Tuition Rates: $1,020 - 1,180 per month

ICS-Lima is an independent, co-educational, day school. They offer a North American curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade. ICS-Lima is a partner school of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) and accredited by (MSA) and ACSI. SATs and Advanced Placement exams are encuraged.

San Silvestre School
Address: Av. Sta. Cruz 1251
Miraflores 15074, Peru
Tel: 51 1 2413334
Tuition Rates: S 3,060 - 3,560 per year

San Silvestre is a British-Peruvian private school. The program is a girls only day school from early childhood through Form VI. Early Years classes are taught in English while the rest of the school follows a bilingual Spanish-English programme. French is compulsory from 4th grade until Form II. In Forms III and IV there are optional French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese classes. The school offers the University of Cambridge IGCSE programme as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme examinations. There are athletic and artistic extracurricular activities. There is a British house system and uniforms are required.

St. George's College
Address: General Ernesto Montagne 360
Miraflores 15048, Peru
Tel: 51 1 4458147
Tuition Rates: $16,520 - 18,500 per year

St. George's bilingual (Spanish/English) school offers a curriculum based on the UK system. The school offers classes from pre-school to 12th grade and the IEYC programs for Early Years, IPC for primary and IMYC for grades 6, 7 and 8. There are modern facilities and a range of activities. It is accredited by BSP.

French International School in Lima

Colegio Franco Peruano
Address: Av. Morro Solar 550
Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Perú
Tel: 51 1 6267800
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Lycée Franco-Péruvien is a French international school from maternelle (preschool) through lycée (senior high school). Curriculum is based on the French system with classes taught in French. The school operates under the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad). 

German International School in Lima

Colegio Pestalozzi
Address: Av. Ricardo Palma 1450
Miraflores 15048, Peru
Tel: 51 1 6178600
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as the Colegio Suizo del Perú or Schweizer Schule Lima, this Swiss international school provides classes from Vorkindergarten (preschool) through Sekundarstufe II (senior high school). The curriculum is approved by the Swiss government.