A guide to the curricula, exams and tests commonly encountered at international schools.
Search for the best international schools in Montenegro; 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.
One of Europe’s youngest nation states, Montenegro has seen steady economic growth since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. It is now home to several private, English-medium international schools centred on the capital Podgorica and coastal town Tivat.
There are schools offering the curriculums of the UK and the US, as well as two IB World Schools that are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Adriatic College and KSI Montenegro. While most are coeducational day schools, KSI Montenegro has offered coeducational boarding for students aged 11 to 18 since 2013.
The through-train school, which admits children from age three, is authorised to offer all three stages of the IB programme and follows a British model of pastoral support. Set up in 2010, it is part of UK-based international education group Knightsbridge Schools International.
QSI International School of Montenegro was founded in 2006 and teaches 42 children. A preparatory school for children aged five to 14, it follows an American curriculum. The school is part of Quality Schools International, a non-profit group that runs 35 schools worldwide, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Arcadia Academy offers a British curriculum to children aged five to 18 at its campus in Tivat. The school is accredited by Cambridge International Examinations and is a member of the Council of British International Schools.
Education is compulsory and free for nine years from age six to 14 inclusive, which corresponds to the elementary stage of the public system. Secondary schools are divided into gymnasiums, which offer a four-year academic programme, professional schools and vocational schools. Teaching is in Montenegrin.
Montenegro has one public university and two private ones. In 2021, net enrolment was 98 per cent for primary schools and 90 per cent for secondary education, while gross tertiary enrolment was 56 per cent, according to UNESCO.
Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.
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Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.