Search for the best international schools in Georgia; 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.
Several new international schools have opened in Georgia since the Rose Revolution of 2003, which led to democratic and economic reforms aimed at forging closer links with Europe. The small but diverse international school sector is centred on the capital Tbilisi.
English-medium schools offering the curriculums of Britain, the US or the International Baccalaureate Office predominate but there are also schools offering instruction in German, Italian and Spanish and following the respective national curriculums. Coeducation day schools are the norm and many offer a parallel Georgian curriculum stream.
There are two IB World Schools, the European School and the International School of Georgia, which are both authorised to offer three IB programmes. The European School, which was founded in 2007, teaches the IB curriculum alongside two other streams, the Georgian national curriculum and an American high school diploma programme.
The ISG – also known as New School – is a through-train school teaching IB programmes in English alongside the Georgian curriculum. Schools offering a British curriculum include St George’s British Georgian School, which was set up in 2003, the British-Georgian Academy, which opened in 2006, and Buckswood International School, which is a sister campus to a British independent school.
Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements with bodies such as the Council of International Schools.
Education is compulsory from age six to 14. The state system comprises six years’ of elementary education and three years’ of basic education plus three years’ of secondary school or two-year vocational school. Students must pass the Unified National Examinations to enter any of Tbilisi’s six universities. Public schools are free. Gross primary enrolment was 117 per cent of the age group in 2015, while net secondary enrolment was 95 per cent. At tertiary level, gross enrolment was 43 per cent.
If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Georgia, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.