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International schools in Bangladesh

Are you looking for an international school in Bangladesh? Search for the best international schools in Bangladesh; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

International schools in Bangladesh are centred on the capital Dhaka and second city Chittagong. Schools following the Canadian, Australian, American and British systems are among the options available and English-medium teaching is the norm.

Typically providing co-educational day schooling to both Bengali and expatriate families, international schools range from stand-alone pre-schools, preparatory and senior schools to large through-train institutions  that take children from nursery to senior secondary level.  

There are five IB World Schools, with one, the International School Dhaka, authorised to offer the three programmes leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma, while the others offer one or two of the programmes. The Australian International School, Dhaka gained authorisation to offer the IB diploma in 2017.

Many leading schools are members of the Dhaka International Schools Association, which aims to promote professionalism and share best practice. Accrediting bodies active in Bangladesh include the Council of International Schools, the Council of British International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

Most private schools in Bangladesh teach in English and offer British qualifications, such as IGCSEs, O-levels, A-levels and the Cambridge Pre-U. Some serve as recognised centres for exam boards operating in the country, such as Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations.  

The Bangladeshi curriculum is available in both Bengali and English and some public schools are also English-medium. The sector includes some religious and missionary foundations, while around three million children are taught in private Islamic madrassa schools, of which more than half are subsidised by the government. 

The public education sector has seen rapid development over recent decades with net primary enrolment reaching 98 per cent and net secondary enrolment 54 per cent in 2015, according to the World Bank.  

Following a government drive to increase female participation rates, gross secondary enrolment of girls reached 67 per cent of the age group in 2015, UNESCO figures show. Education is free and compulsory from age six to 10.





American International School, Dhaka

PO Box 6106,
Gulshan,
Dhaka 1212,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Australian International School, Dhaka

Purbachal Express Hwy,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Chittagong Grammar School

321/11 Sarson Road,
Chittagong,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day.

Chittagong Grammar School Dhaka

House Numbers 8 & 9 B,
Gulshan,
Dhaka,
1212,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

East West International School

265/1 West Shewrapara,
Mirpur,
Dhaka,
1216,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Ecole Française Internationale de Dhaka

Plot 13,
Embassy Road,
Baridhara,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Grace International School

House 11,
Road 6, Gulshan 1,
Dhaka,
1212,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Hurdco International School

Bashundhora Main Gate,
Dhaka,
1229,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Dhaka (ISD)

Plot 80, Block E, Bashundhara R/A,
(Opposite Apollo Hospitals Dhaka),
Dhaka,
1229,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Oxford International School - Main Campus

House # 34,
Road # 27 (old),
Dhanmondi R/A,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, , Senior, Sixth Form.

Pledge Harbor International School

Singer Dighi,
Maona,
Dhaka, Gazipur,
1741,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Boarding.

Schoolastica High School - Senior Section (Uttara)

Plot 2, Road 8 and 9,
Sector 1,
Uttara Model Town,
1230,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sunnydale School

House #34, Road #7,,
Dhanmondi R/A,
Dhaka-1205,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory.

Sunshine Grammar School and College

House 11, Road 1,
Nasirabad H/S,
Chittagong,
4000,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sylhet Khananchibari International School and College

Noyashorok,
Sylhet 3100,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, .

The Aga Khan School, Dhaka

House 37#, Road# 6, Sector #4,
Uttara,
Dhaka,
1230,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day.

The British School, Dhaka

House 2/16,
Block B,
Lalmatia,
1207,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

William Carey Academy

1986/A Zakir Hossain By-Lane,,
East Nasirabad,
G. P. O. Box 96,
Chittagong 4000,
Bangladesh

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.