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International schools in Peru

Are you looking for an international school in Peru? Search here for the best international schools in Peru; 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 or US-style national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

A wide array of international schools cater to the children of local elites and expatriates in Lima and other major cities of Peru, where children aged 14 or younger make up 28 per cent of the population. 

The developing Andean nation has witnessed strong economic growth over recent years but suffers from high levels of poverty and is one of the 10 lowest-scoring countries in the OECD’s 2015 PISA tests of performance in maths, science and reading among 15-year-olds.    

Peru has more than 35 international schools, with the vast majority being coeducational and offering day schooling. Those offering American and British curriculums or the International Baccalaureate predominate but there are also German, Italian, French and Swiss schools as well as religious foundations.  

Many international schools are large, with some enrolling up to 2,000 students, while rigorous admissions tests are common and fees may be high. Most schools levy a one-off entrance charge, which can be as much as US$18,000.  

There are 63 IB World Schools, of which 61 are authorised to offer the IB Diploma and seven to teach all three IB programmes. A total of eight IB schools are English-medium, while nine are dual-medium in Spanish and English. 

Many schools combine IB programmes with American, British or other European curriculums and exams, while all schools are legally required to offer the Peruvian curriculum in some form. Accrediting bodies active in Peru include AdvancED and the Association of Christian Schools International.   

Education is compulsory - and free in state schools – from age five to 16. Children attend one year of pre-school, six years of primary school and five years of secondary education, with teaching in Spanish or minority languages. Academic and technical senior secondary tracks lasting three years lead on to universities and technical or vocational institutes. 





American School

Av. Larco Nro 288,
Urb. San Andrés,
Trujillo, La Libertad 13008,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Andino Cusco International School

Km 10.5 Carretera,
Chinchero Distrito de Cachimayo,
Cusco,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Cambridge College Lima

Av. Alemeda de los Molinos 728-730,
La Encantada de Villa, Chorrillos,
Lima 15067,
Peru

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

Casuarinas International College

Av Jacarandá 391, Valle Hermoso,
Monterrico, Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15023,
Peru

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

Clemente Althaus

Prolongación Jirón Cuzco 360,
San Miguel - Alt. Cdra. 12 Av. La Marina,
Lima 15086,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alpamayo

Calle Bucaramanga 145,
Urb Mayorazgo,
Lima 15026,
Peru

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Colegio Altair

Av. La Arboleda 385,
Urb. Sirius, La Molina,
Lima 15024,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Champagnat

Paseo de la República 7930,
Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15049,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Av. Las Palmeras 325,
Camacho,
Lima 15023,
Peru

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

Colegio La Unión

Av. Cipriano Dulanto 1950,
Pueblo Libre,
Lima 15084,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio León Pinelo

Calle Maimónides 610 (ex Los Manzanos),
San Isidro,
Lima 15076,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Los Álamos

Calle Estados Unidos 731,
Jesús María,
Lima 15701,
Peru

Boys, Day.

Colegio Magister

Calle Francisco de Cuéllar 686,
Monterrico, Santiago de Surco,
Lima,
Peru

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

Colegio Mater Admirabilis

Av. Arica 898,
San Miguel,
Lima,
Peru

Girls, Day.

Colegio Max Uhle

Av. Fernandini s/n,
Sachaca,
Arequipa 04013,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Av. Virgen del Pilar 1711,
Cercado,
Arequipa,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Peruano - Alemán Reina del Mundo

Avenida Rinconada del Lago 675,
La Molina,
Lima,
Peru

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

Colegio Peruano Alemán Beata Imelda

Carretera Central Km 29 s/n,
Lurigancho-Chosica,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Peruano Británico

Av. Vía Láctea 445,
Monterrico, Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15023,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Peruano Norteamericano Abraham Lincoln

Av. José Antonio 475, Urb. Parque de Monterico,
La Molina,
Lima 15023,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Pestalozzi (Colegio Suizo del Peru)

Casilla 18-1027,
Aurora-Miraflores,
Lima,
Peru

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

Colegio Sagrados Corazones 'Recoleta'

Av. Circunvalación del Golf 368,
La Molina,
Lima 15023,
Peru

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

Colegio Salcantay

Av. Pío XII 261,
Monterrico, Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15023,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio San Agustín

Av. Javier Prado Este 980,
Urb. El Palomar, San Isidro,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo

Km. 8 Carretera Pimentel S/N,
Pimentel,
Chiclayo, Lambayeque,
Peru

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

Colegio San Ignacio de Recalde

Calle Géminis 251,
San Borja,
Lima 15037,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio San Pedro

Calle Hurón 409,
Rinconada del Lago,
La Molina, Lima 15026,
Peru

Boys, Day.

Colegio Santa Úrsula

Av. Nicolas de Rivera 132,
San Isidro,
Lima 15073,
Peru

Girls, Day.

Colegio Santísimo Nombre de Jesús

Urbanización Chacarilla del Estanque Calle Mayorazgo 176,
San Borja,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Villa Caritas

Calle Hurón 409,
Rinconada del Lago,
La Molina, Lima 15026,
Peru

Girls, Day.

Colegio Virgen Inmaculada de Monterrico

Av. Morro Solar No. 110,
Santiago de Surco, Lima 15039,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Collège André Malraux

Calle Batallón Concepción 245,
Urb. Sta. Teresa, Santiago de Surco,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Davy College

Av. Hoyos Rubio 2684,
Cajamarca 06001,
Peru

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

Euroamerican College

Fundo Casablanca,
Pachacamac,
Lima,
Peru

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

Fleming College

Av América Sur 3701,
Trujillo, La Libertad 13008,
Peru

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

Hiram Bingham School

Av. Paseo la Castellana 919, Urbanización La Castellana,
Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15048,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

IE Pedro Ruiz Gallo

Av. Cdra 2 S/N Costado de la Clinica Maison de Sante Chorrillos,
Chorrillos,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Institución Educativa Particular San Antonio de Padua

Av. Estados Unidos 569,
Jesús Maria,
Lima,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Institución Educativa Privada Lord Byron

Calle Grande 250,
Sr. de la Caña, Cayma,
Arequipa,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Lord Byron School

Jr. Viña del Mar 375 - 379,
Sol de la Molina,
Lima 15026,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Lycée Franco-Péruvien

Jr. Morro Solar 550,
Santiago de Surco,
Lima 15039,
Peru

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Markham College

Calle Augusto Angulo 291,
San Antonio, Miraflores,
Lima 15048,
Peru

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

Montessori International College

Maz. A Sub Lote 01A, Urb. Tecsup,
Distrito Víctor Larco Herrera,
Trujillo, La Libertad 13009,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Newton College

Av. Ricardo Elías Aparicio 240,
Lima 15026,
Peru

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

San Francisco College

Urb. El Oasis II, Calle Costa del Sol Mz 'D' Lote 14,
(Pista Camino a Huacachina),
Ica 11004,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

San Silvestre School

Av. Santa Cruz 1251,
Miraflores,
Lima 15074,
Peru

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's College - Sede Miraflores

Av. General Ernesto Montagne No.360,
Miraflores,
Lima 15048,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.

Villa Alarife School

Jr. Alameda Don Augusto Mz. D Lt. 5,
Urb. Los Huertos de Villa, Chorrillos,
Lima 15067,
Peru

Co-educational, Day.