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 predominate but there are also schools offering instruction in German, Italian and Spanish and following the respective national curriculums. Coeducational day schools are the norm and many offer a parallel Georgian curriculum stream.
There are four IB World Schools, which are all authorised to offer the IB Diploma, while two of them also teach the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. 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.
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 and free at state schools. In the public system, six years of elementary education is followed by three years of basic education. Students then study at secondary school for three years, or vocational school for two years. They must pass the Unified National Examinations to enter any of Tbilisi’s six universities.
Net primary enrolment was 97 per cent in 2019, while net secondary enrolment was 96 per cent, according to UNESCO. At tertiary level, gross enrolment was 64 per cent in 2019 and rose sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic to 72.5 per cent in 2021.
If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Georgia, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.