The beautiful Mediterranean country of Croatia is a vacation paradise. The breathtaking blue seas, the sparkling white sands, the bright sunshine that feels as if it's all for you. Very rarely will one think of working or going to school when in Croatia, right? Unless, of course, you live here or you've relocated here. And in the case that you moved to the capital city, Zagreb, with your entire family, you have to find the right school to enroll your kids in. Not to worry! Here are some of the finest international schools in the Croatian capital.
American International School of Zagreb
Founded in 1966, the American International School of Zagreb, or 'AISZ' as most people refer to it, is one of the oldest educational institutions of its kind in the country. Welcoming more than 270 students of 30+ different nationalities, it's the quintessential international school in Zagreb. And while it is an Americanized institution, not all of its classes are taught in English. Some are taught in French, German, and, of course, Croatian. Most notably, its campus in Bundek, in the Novi Zagreb district of Zagreb
, is the most energy-efficient building in all of Central Europe and the Mediterranean.
British International School of Zagreb
If you're not up for American education to teach your kids, why not consider British instead? There is the British International School of Zagreb, after all. Although it was just recently established in 2013, it's become one of the most prominent schools in the Croatian capital for a myriad of reasons. One of which is that it's one of the only schools in Croatia to offer Cambridge Secondary and Advanced qualifications
. This will allow your little one to enroll in some of the best universities in the UK
, the US, and the like.
Bright Horizons - International British School of Zagreb
Located at Sveti Duh, the Bright Horizons - International British School of Zagreb is one of the more modern educational institutions on this list. Though it's not exactly easy to travel via public transport
, all the efforts of getting your kid to go and study here will be worth it. Especially when you see just how advanced the facilities are here, with well-equipped classrooms, libraries & laboratories packed with resources and materials, and a diverse selection of extracurricular activities to boot. It'll be easy for your kid to know who he/she is and build on his/her potential as he/she grows up!
Deutsche Internationale Schule Zagreb
One of two main foreign European institutions in the Croatian capital, the Deutsche Internationale Schule Zagreb is a fine and unique school. Firstly, as you might expect, they teach German here, a language skill that may benefit your kid in the long run. But for the most part, the school's balance of academics and extracurricular activities is certainly appealing. Its laboratories are central to the STEM field in the country, while its diverse array of activities range from all kinds of sports to artistic endeavors like drama, music, and the like.
Ecole Française Internationale de Zagreb
Founded in 1996, the Ecole Française Internationale de Zagreb has been providing French education to the kids in the city for more than a decade now. What your kids will learn here is the same as what they learn in Paris and other French cities. And because this school is partnered with the Deutsche Internationale Schule Zagreb, it's part of the Eurocampus program in the Croatian capital, wherein both institutes take part in joint programs and similar endeavors. But perhaps what many will appreciate about this place is that it fosters an open and global environment among its 120 students of 20 different nationalities.
Matija Gubec International School
Although the Matija Gubec International School isn't affiliated with a foreign country unlike many of the other schools on this list, it's actually one of the most prominent. This is thanks in large part to being one of the very few schools in the city that offers an International Baccalaureate program. This alone should tell just how high-quality the education your kid will receive here. But beyond that, the place also doesn't fall short on extra-curricular activities. In fact, it strives for excellence in a variety of fields, be it in athletics, the arts, different sciences, and the like!
Education is key even in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. If you're looking for a school here that will teach your kids to grow, develop their skills. realize their potential, and be more open to the world, these fine international schools will do that just fine!
If your little one is studying in any of these elite international schools in Zagreb, you ought to choose a luxury place
for him/her to come home to!