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Private and non-public primary schools in Poland

There are many great private and non-public primary schools in Poland

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Private or non-public primary schools in Poland offer your child many advantages not provided by public primary schools. Luckily, there are many great private primary or elementary schools across Poland. This includes non-public primary schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznán, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.  continue reading...


List of schools

School Grades Type Languages
3 Monnet International School
6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
3 American School of Warsaw
Warszawska 202, Warszawa, 05-520
Nursery (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
7 Bełska Street, Warszawa, 02-638
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
3 The British School Warsaw
ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warsaw, 02-943
Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
3 Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Wóycickiego 1/3, bud. 18, Warszawa, 01-938
Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
3 Polish British Academy of Warsaw
Wiertnicza 75, Warszawa, 02-952
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
French
Polish
Spanish
3 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa
Monnet International School
Grade 1 to Grade 4 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
53 Ignacego Krasickiego Street
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
11 Olimpijska Street
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
3 Early Years Centre
The British School Warsaw
Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 1 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
3 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 13 im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
1 Gaudeamus
Ogrodowa 20 B
Józefosław, Poland
Grade 1 to Grade 8 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
1 Gaudeamus Grade 1 to Grade 8 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 Jaskółka Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Didasko Nursery to Grade 8 Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 Roman Catholic Polish
0 Liceum Niepubliczne Nr 29 im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego Grade 7 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Kolumbus Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Cracow International School Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 SZKOŁA W KONTAKCIE Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Nasza Szkoła im. J. Korczaka Grade 1 to Grade 8 Cambridge IGCSE Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 4 STO Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Akademia Dobrej Edukacji Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Liber Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Parasol Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Vancouver schools Grade 1 to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
0 Szkoła Niepokalanek Grade 1 to Grade 8 Roman Catholic Polish
0 International Montessori Academy Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 Eureka Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 International British School Vocandus Grade 1 to Grade 12 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 Embassy International School Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 Inspiracja Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 4 Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Prywatne Szkoły im. Cecylii Plater-Zyberkówny Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Szczecin International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 Okońska Szkoły im. Marzenny Okońskiej Grade 7 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowawraz z Gimnazjum Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Szkoła Liderów Grade 7 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41 Nursery to Grade 8 Roman Catholic
0 AURUS Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Społeczna Waldorfska Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 8 Waldorf English
German
Polish
0 Szkoły Fundacji "Nauka i Wiedza" Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 JAGIELLOŃCZYK Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 Polish
0 The British International School of Wrocław Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
English
Polish
0 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Pro Futuro Grade 1 to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 The International School of Krakow (ISK) Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Modern Academy Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
French
Polish
Spanish
0 Super Szkoły Fundacji Pomocy Ludziom Niepełnosprawnym Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Integracyjna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Achillesa Ratti Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Sióstr imienia Jezus Grade 1 to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 CREATIO Językowa Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoła 16 STO Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Jezuitów im. św. Stanisława Kostki w Gdyni Grade 0 to Grade 12 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 20 im. Jana Gutenberga Fundacji Szkolnej Grade 1 to Grade 9 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Toruńska Grade 1 to Grade 8 Polish
0 Mentis Grade 1 to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących im. św. Pawła z Tarsu Grade 7 to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate
Roman Catholic
English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoły Sióstr Nazaretanek Grade 1 to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate
Roman Catholic
English
Polish
0 Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
0 Korczak Szkoła Montessori Grade 1 to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
0 Montessori BONA VENTURA Grade 1 to Grade 12 Montessori English
German
Polish
0 Inspiracja Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Juliusza Verne'a
Marymoncka 34
Warszawa, Poland
Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Juliusza Verne'a Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Centrum Edukacji DANIEL Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Roman Catholic
Polish
0 Międzynarodowe Szkoły Sokrates Grade 1 to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 12 im. Emanuela Bułhaka w Warszawie
Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Grade 1 to Grade 8 Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Muzyczna I stopnia im. Wojciecha Kilara w Warszawie
Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Grade 1 to Grade 12 Polish
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 Polish
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 3 Przymierza Rodzin Grade 1 to Grade 8 Montessori English
French
German
Polish
0 The Japanese School in Warsaw Grade 1 to Grade 12 Japanese
0 Sopocka szkoła Montessori Grade 1 to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Nr 10 i Gimnazjum Nr 27 Grade 1 to Grade 8 Polish
0 Stowarzyszenia Kultury i Edukacji Grade 1 to Grade 12 Polish
0 Mikron Grade 0 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Płyćwiańska 14
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Cisowa 13
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Obserwatorów 8
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 KOLEGIUM EUROPEJSKIE Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Szkoła Rodzinna Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Lycee Francais de Varsovie
Konstancinska 13
Varsovie, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Lycee Francais de Varsovie Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Open Future International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 WIS - Wrocław International School Grade 1 to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Gaudium et Studium Grade 0 to Grade 9 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 IPS Grade 0 to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Stowarzyszenie Wspierania Edukacji i Rodziny "STERNIK" Nursery (24 months) to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Montessori Mountain Schools Grade 1 to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
0 Pitagoras Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Niepubliczna Nr 81 Fundacji "Rodzice Dzieciom" Grade 1 to Grade 8 Polish
0 no bell Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8
0 Szkoły MGM Grade 1 to Grade 12 Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2, Gimnazjum Nr 333 STO Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoła Dać Szansę Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Szkoła Waldorfska Grade 1 to Grade 8 Waldorf English
French
German
Polish
0 PRZEDSZKOLE MIASTO DZIECI
Szkoła Przyszłości
Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 1 English
Polish
0 Szkoła Przyszłości Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Korczakowska Szkoła Marzeń Grade 0 to Grade 8 Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoły Sióstr Zmartwychwstanek im. bł. Siostry Alicji Kotowskiej Grade 1 to Grade 12 Roman Catholic English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Trampoline Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 British International School, Lodz Grade 1 to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
English
French
German
Japanese
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2 Przymierza Rodzin im. ks. Jana Twardowskiego Grade 1 to Grade 8 Montessori
Roman Catholic
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Towarzystwo Edukacyjne Vizja Grade 1 to Grade 8 Cambridge IGCSE Polish
0 Bachmacka Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Nr 1 Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Nowatorska Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 8 Polish
0 Multischool Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Krok po Kroku Grade 1 to Grade 8 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 Stowarzyszenie Edukacyjne Grade 0 to Grade 8
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła PodstawowaSmart School w Łodzi Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Europejska Szkoła Podstawowa dr Rahn Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Prywatna Lingwistyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoły Sióstr Felicjanek im. bł. M. Angeli Truszkowskiej Grade 1 to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny "Ogrodowa" Grade 0 to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 Collegium Gostynianum zespół szkół katolickich im. ks. Kazimierza Grade 1 to Grade 12 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
0 Pro Beanus Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 1 Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 WBS Warsaw Bilingual School Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Willy-Brandt-Schule Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
0 Edison Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa „Lingwista” im. Zjednoczonej Europy Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej Grade 1 to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła im. S. Lema STO Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
0 International European School Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 International School of Poznan Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 British International School of Kraków Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
0 La Fontaine
Rolna 177
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 La Fontaine
Dygasińskiego 1
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 La Fontaine Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Centrum Edukacji Montessori (CEM) Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
0 Akademicka Szkoła Podstawowa Magellanum Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Samuela Bogumiła Lindego Grade 1 to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
French
German
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół PrywatnychTwoja Przyszłość Grade 0 to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 International American School
Dembego Stefana 12
Warszawa, Poland
Grade 0 to Grade 3 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 International American School Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 Podstawowa Szkoła Międzynarodowa The International School
The International School
Grade 0 to Grade 3 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
0 The International School Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
0 International Montessori School of Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
0 American School of Wrocław Nursery to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowai Gimnazjum o Profilu Artystycznym Grade 0 to Grade 9 English
Polish
0 Nasza Szkoła Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
French
Polish
0 Szkoła jak Dom - Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Meridian International Schools
Grade 1 to Grade 3 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Meridian International Schools
Grade 4 to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Meridian International Schools Grade 0 to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 International School of Warsaw Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
Polish
0 Zespoł Szkół Lauder Morasha Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
French
Polish
Spanish
0 Uniwersytet Młodego Człowieka Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące Grade 8 to Grade 12 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 62 im. Joanny Kolasińskiej Grade 0 to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
0 Wonderful Years School Grade 1 to Grade 8 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
Spanish
0 The British Primary School of Wilanów Nursery (24 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia" Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 9 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Academy International Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Heliantus Szkoła Podstawowa Grade 1 to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish



Facts about primary school education in Poland

Primary schools (szkoła podstawowa) in Poland tend to have some common traits. Many private and public primary schools have similar guidelines. Below, we describe some of the main ones.

Age range

Children must attend primary school (private and public) from the age of 7 to 13. They normally attend primary school for six years in total.

Curriculum and skills learned

Different primary schools have different learning objectives. Most schools, though, aim for your child to acquire several key skills.

The school day

In most schools, the day starts between 8am and 9am and ends between 2pm and 3pm. Normally, several lessons are given throughout the day. These are around 45 minutes long with with 5 or 10 minute breaks in between. Lunch is usually around 30 minutes

Grade levels

According to Alberta’s Poland International Education Guide, primary education is often divided into two stages. The first stage (I Etap), Grades 1 to 3, is called integrated education. In this stage, teachers create a schedule, with a flexible timetable and breaks, and monitor educational rogress. This stage often involves the planning of as many as 18 lessons per week, including three hours of physical education.

Activities and subjects for stage 1

(based on Alberta’s Poland International Education Guide)

Activities and subjectsCumulative hours per week in three years
Integrated teaching*54
Religion/ethics6
Hours at the principal's discretion**12
Total72

* Combines elements of language arts, arithmetic, natural sciences, social skills, and the fine and performing arts.
**Since September 2008, six hours are devoted to foreign language.

The second stage (II Etap) covers Grades 4 to 6. At this stage, teaching is arranged by subjects and provided by individual teachers. In addition to subjects, the curriculum recommends “educational paths” (sciezki edukacyjne), such as reading, media, ecology, and health and social education.

Activities and subjects for stage 2

(based on Alberta’s Poland International Education Guide)

SubjectsCumulative hours per week in three years
Language arts16
History and social studies4
The arts (music and/or visual arts)4
Modern foreign language8
Math12
Natural science9
General technical subjects2
Computer science2
Physical education12
Lessons with the homeroom teacher3
Religion/ethics6
Hours at the principal’s discretion9
Total87

Types of private primary schools

There are many different kinds of private or non-public primary schools in Poland. These schools can differ in terms of teaching philosophy, focus, and more. It’s important to choose a school that’s right for your child.

Benefits of private primary schools

There are lots of reasons to send your child to a private primary or elementary school in Poland. As we all know, the early years, including the primary years, from 7 to 13, are critical to a child's development.

Of course, private school is a big commitment. It’s a big investment of time, energy and resources. That said, there are lots of advantages to sending your child to a non-public primary school.

Choosing a private primary school

Narrowing down a list of private schools may seem overwhelming. But choosing the right school doesn’t have to be a stressful process.

Here are some tips:

Also, consider the following questions: