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International schools in Cyprus

Search for the best international schools in Cyprus; 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.

Cyprus has a large and well-established international school sector that includes many distinguished and long-standing institutions.  Clusters of schools can be found in the coastal cities of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos, as well as the capital Nicosia. 

The predominance of English-medium international schools, most of which offer the English national curriculum, IGCSEs and A-levels, may owe some debt to the island’s long history of British colonial rule and administration.  

Many schools attest to their British-style education with titles including the words “grammar”, “English” or “senior”, while the American Academy schools in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol follow the English national curriculum in defiance of their names. St John’s School and King Richard School serve the children of British military personnel. 

However, the French-medium Ecole Franco Chypriote de Nicosie offers the national curriculum of France, while trilingual education in Armenian, Greek and English is offered by a network of publicly-funded schools for Armenian children.  

There are four IB World Schools authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which all teach in English. They are the American International School in Cyprus, the Pascal English schools of Larnaka and Lefkosia, and The English School of Kyrenia. 

Parents are advised to check that schools are accredited with a body such as the Council of International Schools or the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Cyprus has an advanced, high-income economy and spending on education amounts to 6.4 per cent of GDP, the fourth highest level among European Union member states. Education is compulsory from age five to 15 and free up to first degree level in the public system. 

Net enrolment is 70 per cent in kindergartens, 97 per cent in primary schools and 95 per cent in secondary schools, while gross tertiary enrolment is 60 per cent – and a staggering 69 per cent among women.





American Academy Larnaca

PO Box 40112,
Gregoris Afxentiou Avenue,
Larnaca,
6301,
Cyprus

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

American Academy Primary School

7 Lefkas Street,
3070, Limassol,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

American Academy Secondary School

24 Despinas Pattichi Str,
3071, Limassol,
Cyprus

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

American International School in Cyprus

PO Box 23847,
11 Kassos Str,
Nicosia,
1686,
Cyprus

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

école Franco-Chypriote

P.O. Box 22091,
Nicosia,
1517,
Cyprus

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

Foley's Grammar and Junior School

40 Homer Street,
Limassol,
3095,
Cyprus

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

Forum Private Institute and Language Centre

PO Box 25567,
Nicosia,
1310,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Highgate Private School

5 Irinikou,
Agioi Trimithias, PO Box 20748,
Nicosia,
2670,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Paphos

100 Aristotelous Savva Ave,
Anavargos, PO Box 62018,
8060 Paphos,
Cyprus

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

KES School of Languages

5, Kallipolis Avenue,
1055 Nicosia,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day.

Logos School of English Education

33-35 Agialousa Street,
PO Box 51075,
Limassol 3501,
Cyprus

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

PASCAL Private English School - Larnaka

2, Polytechniou Street,
Larnaka,
7103 Aradippou,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

PASCAL Private English School - Lefkosia

177, Kopegchagis Street,
Lefkosia,
2306 Lakatamia,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

The American Academy Nicosia

PO Box 21967,
Nicosia,
1515,
Cyprus

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

The English Learning Centre

138 Vasileos Canstantinou,
Limassol,
3080,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The English School of Kyrenia

Bilim Sokak,
Bellapais,
Kyrenia, North Cyprus,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

The English School, Cyprus

P O Box 23575,
1684 Nicosia,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Falcon School

P O Box 23640,
Nicosia,
1685,
Cyprus

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

The G C School of Careers

96 Steliou Hadjipetri Street,
Nicosia,
2057,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day.

The Grammar School Limassol

Katinas Paxinou Panthea Hill,
PO Box 51340,
Limassol,
3504,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day.

The Grammar School Limassol - Junior School

Manoli Kalomiri & Theklas street,
PO Box 51340,
Limassol,
3504,
Cyprus

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

The Grammar School, Nicosia

PO Box 22262,
Anthoupolis Highway,
Pano Deftera,
1519,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day.

The Heritage Private School

Palodina,
Limassol,
CY-4549,
Cyprus

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

The Junior & Senior School

P O Box 23903,
Kyriakou Matsi Avenue, Ayioi Omoloyites,
1687 Nicosia,
Cyprus

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

The Senior School

PO Box 25445,
2237 Nicosia,
Cyprus

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Xenion Education

55, 1st April Avenue,
PO Box 33900,
5281 Paralimni,
Cyprus

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