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International schools in Israel

Search for the best international schools in Israel; 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.

Israeli society greatly values education, viewing it as the path to higher socioeconomic status. This is reflected in the Israeli government’s education spending – a 2014 report found it to be the fifth highest in the world at 7.3% of GDP, compared to the OECD average of 6.1% in the same year.

The United Nations Human Development Report’s Education index rates Israel as having one of the best education systems in the world. In 2015 it was ranked the highest in Asia, above even South Korea and Singapore. 

There are many British, American and French international schools in Israel; they teach in English or French, respectively, and usually follow an international curriculum based on the national curricula of those countries. 

Education in Israel is compulsory from kindergarten until grade 12. The education system has three tiers: primary (age 6–12), middle school (age 12–15) and high school (ages 15–18). 

Some schools, such as Tabeetha School or the Anglican International School Jerusalem, offer an all-through education, teaching pupils from pre-school all the way to grade 12. 

Currently there are three Israeli schools authorised as World Schools by the International Baccalaureate. One has full boarding facilities, one is a day school, and one is mixed. They all offer the IB Diploma Programme, the organisation’s curriculum for 16- to 19-year-olds. 

If you are looking specifically for an IB World School, you can read profiles of selected schools at www.ibyb.org





Anglican International School Jerusalem

PO Box 191,
82 Rechov Haneviim,
Jerusalem,
91001,
Israel

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

Collège français Marc Chagall

Aharon Chelouche 24 St,,
Israel

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

Eastern Mediterranean International School

Hakfar Hayarok school,
Ramat Hasharon,
4870000,
Israel

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Jerusalem American International School

Goldstein Youth Village,,
P.O. Box 117,
Israel

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

Lycée Français de Jérusalem

66, Haneviim Street 9514117,
Jérusalem B.P 37001,
Israel

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

Tabeetha School

PO Box 8710,
21 Yefet Street,
Jaffa,
Israel

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Talitha Kumi School

PO Box 7,
Beit Jala,
Israel

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

TreeHouse International School (TH3)

Ramot Yam 55,
Herzliya,
Israel

Co-educational, Day.

Walworth Barbour American International School

P.O. Box 484,
65 Hashomron Street,
Even Yehuda, Netanya,
40500,
Israel

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