Examinations, curricula and tests

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International schools in Chile

Are you looking for an international school in Chile? 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 or US national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

One of South America’s most prosperous countries, Chile has a very large private education sector that provides the majority of the country’s school, college and university places. It includes a wide range of international schools that serve both local elites and expatriates. 

Many institutions have long histories, with The Mackay School founded for the English-speaking workforce of Valparaiso in 1857 and Santiago College by American Methodist missionaries in 1880. Today, they are among 21 members of the Association of British Schools in Chile, which offer bilingual instruction in Spanish and English and mostly follow the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Office. 

Similarly, eight schools with the title Colegio Alemán – or German college – offer IB programmes in Spanish, Spanish and German, or Spanish and English. However, Chile’s five lycées are all French-medium and follow the national curriculum of France. 

There are 30 IB World Schools, of which 14 are Spanish-medium, three are English-medium, and 12 teach in English and Spanish. A total of 25 schools offer the IB Diploma, while eight are “continuum schools” following all three stages of the IB curriculum.  

Most international schools are clustered around the capital Santiago and coeducational day schooling is the norm. Some are very large, and fees can be high. Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements.  

Education is compulsory for 12 years from age six to 18. Eight years of primary school is followed by four years of secondary education. A single nationwide test is used to determine admission to Chile’s 59 tertiary institutions, which all charge tuition fees, including the 16 public universities.  Many students attend private schools under a voucher system.  

In 2017, net enrolment was 75 per cent in pre-school settings, 95 per cent in primary schools and 89 per cent in secondary schools. Gross tertiary enrolment was 95 per cent for women and 82 per cent for men. 





Andrée English School

Avenida Principe de Gales 7605,
La Reina, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Antofagasta International School

Avenida Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz # 04300,
Antofagasta,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Bradford School

Avada Luis Pateur 6335,
Vitacura, Santiago,
Chile

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

Caernarfon College

Fundo Mundo Nuevo,
Ruta 68, Km. 65,
Casablanca, Valparaíso,
Chile

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

Colegio Alemán Chicureo

Av. Alemania 170,
Piedra Roja,
Chicureo, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán de Concepción

Camino El Venado 1075,
Andalué, San Pedro de la Paz,
Concepción, Biobío,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán de San Felipe de Aconcagua

60 CH Nº 501 Panquehue,
San Felipe, Valparaíso,
Chile

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

Colegio Alemán De Santiago

Nuestra Señora del Rosario 850,
Las Condes, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Colegio Alemán de Temuco

Avenida Holandesa 0855,
Temuco, Araucanía,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán de Valparaiso

Alvarez 2950,
El Salto,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán Los Angeles

Casilla 367,
Av. Gabriela Mistral 1360 (ex 1751),
Los Ángeles, Biobío,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán Puerto Varas

KM1, 4 Camino Ensenada,
Puerto Varas, Los Lagos,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán St Thomas Morus

Avenida Pedro de Valdivia 320,
Providencia, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Internacional SEK Chile

Avd Los Militares 6640,
Las Condes,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Internacional SEK Pacifico

San Estanislao 50 Lomas de Montemar,
Concón, Valparaíso,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio 'La Maisonnette'

Avda Luis Pasteur 6076,
Vitacura, Santiago,
Chile

Girls, Day.

Colegio Manquecura - Ciudad de Los Valles

Av. Del Canal 19877, Ruta 68,
Pudahuel, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Manquecura - Ciudad del Este

Avenida Diego Portales, Puente Alto,
07045 Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Manquecura - Valle lo Campino

Camino el Cerro, Quilicura,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Chicuero

Camino Santa Elena 215,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Curauma

Nudo Curauma 495,
Valparaiso,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Huechuraba

Santa Rosa de Huechuraba 7201,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Peñalolen

Av. Quilín 8200,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Puerto Montt

Volcán Puntiagudo 1700,
Puerto Montt, Los Lagos,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pumahue - Temuco

Av. Martín Lutero 01200,
Temuco, Araucanía,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Craighouse School

Casilla 20 007,
Correo 20.,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Dunalastair Chicureo

Camino del Solar s/n,
Colina, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Dunalastair Las Condes

Av. Las Condes 11.931,
Las Condes, Santiago,
Chile

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

Dunalastair Peñalolén

Av. Quilín 8411 Peñalolén,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Instituto Alemán Carlos Anwandter

Los Laureles 050,
Casilla 2-D,
Valdivia, Los Ríos,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Instituto Alemán de Osorno

Los Carreras 818,
Osorno, Los Lagos,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Instituto Alemán Puerto Montt

Bernardo Phillipi #350,
Sector Seminario,
5480000 Puerto Montt, 5480000,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Instituto Chileno Britanico de Cultura

Santa Lucia 124,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International Preparatory School

PO Box 20015,
Las Condes,
Santiago,
Chile

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

International School Nido de Aguilas

Casilla 162,
Correo La Dehesa,
Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Lincoln International Academy - Campus Lo Barnechea

Av. Las Condes 13.150,
Lo Barnechea,
Santiago,
Chile

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

Lycée Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry

Av. Luis Pasteur 5418,
Vitacura,
Santiago,
Chile

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

Lycée Charles de Gaulle

Colo Colo 51,
Concepción, Biobío,
Chile

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

Lyceé Claude Gay

Las Quemas S/N Loteo 4A,
Osorno, Los Lagos,
Chile

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

Lycée Jean d'Alembert

Avenida Las Perdices No 450,
Reñaca,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

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

Mackay School

Vicuña Mackenna 700,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

Boys, Day.

Redland School

Camino El Alba 11357,
Las Condes,
7600022 Santiago,
Chile

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

Saint Gabriel's School

Avda Fco Bilbao 3070,
Providencia,
Santiago,
Chile

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

Santiago College

Av. Camino Los Trapenses 4007,
Lo Barnechea,
Santiago,
Chile

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

St John's School

Fundo el Venado,
San Pedro de la Paz,
Concepción, Biobío,
Chile

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

St Margaret's British School For Girls

Casilla 392,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

Girls, Day.

St Paul's School

Merced Oriente 54,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

St Peter's School

Av. Libertad 575,
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

The American School

Michimahuida 301 Volcano,
Volcanoes Valle,
Puerto Montt, Los Lagos,
Chile

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Antofagasta British School

Pedro León Gallo 723,
Antofagasta,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

The British School - Punta Arenas

Waldo Seguel 454,
Punta Arenas, Magallanes,
Chile

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

The Grange School

Príncipe de Gales 6154,
La Reina, Santiago,
Chile

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

The Mayflower School

Avda Las Condes 12 167,
Las Condes, Santiago,
Chile

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

The Wessex School

Granada 314-A,
Vilumanque,
4081022 Concepción, Biobío,
Chile

Co-educational, .

Trebulco School

Camino Carampangue 550,
Talagante, Santiago,
Chile

Co-educational, Day.

Wenlock School

Casilla 27169,
Correo 27,
Santiago,
Chile

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