Examinations, curricula and tests

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International schools in Romania

Are you looking for an international school in Romania? 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 national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

Romania has a thriving international school sector centred on the capital Bucharest that offers opportunities to follow the curriculums of Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan, Lebanon and the International Baccalaureate Office. 

With a handful of schools scattered across other cities including Cluj, Timisoara and Iasi, the sector also encompasses Christian foundations and bilingual schools that teach the Romanian curriculum alongside international programmes. Coeducational day schooling is the norm. 

There are seven IB World Schools, of which five teach in English and two in Romanian and English. A total of five schools are authorised to teach the IB Diploma, while two, the American International School of Bucharest and Mark Twain International School Bucharest, follow all three IB programmes.  

Celebrating its centenary in 2020 is the French-medium Lycée Francais Anna de Noailles, which follows the national curriculum of France, while the new French International School of Bucharest, which offers trilingual instruction towards the French baccalaureate international option, opened its doors in September 2019. 

The highly selective International Computer High School of Bucharest, which teaches STEM subjects in English and offers the Romanian baccalaureate, is a regular winner of maths and computing Olympiads.  Accrediting bodies active in Romania include the Council of British International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

Education is compulsory for 11 years from age six to 16 and state schools are free. Five years of primary education are followed by four years at gymnasium. A further four years at high school leads to the Romanian baccalaureate.  

In the seven years from 2010, the number of children not in school soared by more than 500 per cent to 126,456. In 2017, net enrolment was 82 per cent at primary level and 83 per cent at secondary level. Gross tertiary enrolment was 55 per cent for women and 44 per cent among men. 





Acorns British Style Nursery

63 Popa Soare Street,
Sector 2,
031122 Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery.

American International School of Bucharest

Sos Pipera-Tunari 196,
Voluntari, Jud IIfov,
077190 Bucharest,
Romania

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

British School of Bucharest

42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street,
077190 Bucharest,
Romania

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

Bucharest - Beirut International School

Sos.Vergului, nr.14,
District 2,
022448 Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day.

Cambridge School of Constanta

No. 3 Capidava Street,
Constanta,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Centrul Gifted Education

Strada Berzei 22,
Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day.

Colegiul German Goethe

Strada Cihoschi nr. 17,
Sector 1,
Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Genesis College

Straulesti Street,
89A District 1,
Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day.

Gradinita BritAcademy Sector 2

Olimpiadei, nr.36, sect.2,
Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

International British School of Bucharest

21-25 Agricultori St. District 2,
021481 Bucharest,
Romania

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

International School of Bucharest

1R Gara Catelu Str., Sector 3,
Bucharest 032991,
Romania

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

International School of Cluj

400 434, Baisoara 2A,
Cluj-Napoca,
Romania

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

King's Oak British International School

72 Petre Aurelian,
Greenlake Residences,
Bucharest Sector 1,
Romania

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

Lauder Reut Education Complex

15 Iuliu Barasch st,
District 3,
030791 Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Liceul Teoretic Scoala Europeana Bucuresti

33 Baiculesti st.,
013913 Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day.

Little London International Academy

Strada Erou Iancu Nicolae 65,
Pipera,
077190 Voluntari, Ilfov,
Romania

Co-educational, Day.

Lycée Français Anna de Noailles

160A, Soseaua Bucuresti-Ploiesti, Sector 1,
015016 Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Mark Twain International School

25 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street,
Baneasa,
077190 Bucharest,
Romania

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

Nikolaus-Lenau-Lyzeum Timisoara

Strada Gheorge Lazar nr. 2,
300078 Timisoara,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Olga Gudynn International School

5 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street,
Voluntari, Ilfov,
Bucharest,
Romania

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

Paradis International School

Str. Iancu Flondor, Nr. 2 M,
Lasi,
Romania

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

Pick Me Academy

Nr. 9, Dragos Voda Street district 2,
Romania

Girls, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Royal School in Transylvania

44-46 Henri Barbusse Street,
Cluj-Napoca,
Romania

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

Seven Hills International School

Str. Palas nr 5B,
United Business Centre 2, Etaj 3,
700051 Iasi,
Romania

Co-educational, , Preparatory, Senior.

Transylvania College- The Cambridge International School in Cluj

Baisoara 2A,
400445 Cluj-Napoca,
Romania

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

Verita International School

79 Dacia Avenue,
Bucharest,
Romania

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory.