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International schools in Poland

The main features of private and non-public international schools in Poland



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School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
3 International American School of Warsaw

Dembego Stefana 18, Warszawa, 02-796
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
3 International Montessori Academy Wrocław

ul. Wrocławska 25, Mokronos Górny, 55-080
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
Montessori
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
Montessori
3 American School of Warsaw

Warszawska 202, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
3 Thames British School

Usypiskowa 5+ ul.Gładka 31+ ul.Wawelska 66/74+ Piaseczno, Warszawa, 02-386
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 The British School Warsaw

ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warszawa, 02-943
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 A levels
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
A levels
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 No Bell

Mirkowska 39 B, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
2 Akademeia High School

2 Ledóchowskiej, Warszawa, 02-972
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
English
A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
2 MyVinci School & Preschool

Czerska 14, Warszawa, 00-732
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 0 English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, German, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Canadian School of Warsaw

7 Bełska Street, Warszawa, 02-638
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
1 British International School of the University of Łódź

Fabryczna 4, Łódź, 90-325
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish, Spanish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Polish British Academy of Warsaw

Wiertnicza 75, Warszawa, 02-952
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum English, French, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
1 FSA School

ul. Metalowcow 27, Wrocław, 54-156
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

Fabryczna 14A, Wrocław, 53-609
Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 12 A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
English
A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
1 Pro Futuro

Przyszłości 4, Blizne Łaszczyńskiego, 05-082
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 International School of Krakow (ISK)

Lusina ul. sw. Floriana 57, Kraków, 30-698
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French, German, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
1 Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, E2E 5H1
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 International School of EKOLA

ul. Ojca Beyzyma 17, Wrocław, 53-204
Gr. 11 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 Academy International

Karolkowa 49, Warszawa, 01-203
Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

ul. Szwoleżerów 4, Warszawa, 00-464
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Polish-English Primary School Edison

Królewicza Jakuba 69, Warszawa, 02-956
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Przedszkole Niepubliczne Chatka Małolatka

ul. Królewicza Jakuba 28, Warszawa, 02-956
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 British Primary School of Wilanow

Hlonda 12, Warszawa, 02-972
Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 9 English National Curriculum English, Polish
English National Curriculum
1 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Pruszków

ul. Gałczyńskiego 31, Pruszków, 05-800
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 St. Stephen's School, Rome

Via Aventina 3, Rome, 00153
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 Szkoła podstawowa nr 1 STO Białystok

ul. Mieszka I 5, Białystok, 15-054
Gr. 0 to Gr. 8 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 International Trilingual School of Warsaw

ul. Alfreda Nobla 16, Warszawa, 03-930
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 8 American Curriculum
English National Curriculum
French National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
English National Curriculum
French National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 PRIMUS Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 47 i Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące

ul. Zoltana Balo 1, Warszawa, 02-793
Gr. 0 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Lycee Francais de Varsovie

Walecznych 4/6, Warszawa, 03-916
PS/Kindergarten (24 months) to Gr. 12 French National Curriculum French, Polish
French National Curriculum
1 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dialogu Kultur Etz Chaim

ul. Żelazna 57, Wrocław, 53-429
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, German, Polish, Spanish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Szkoła Otwarta

ul.Marokańska 1W, Warszawa, 03-977
Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
1 IPS

Drukarska 52, Wrocław, 53-312
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
1 The International School

Jagielska 2, Warszawa, 02-886
PS/Kindergarten (6 years) to Gr. 8 Canadian Curriculum English, Polish
Canadian Curriculum
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo1
ul Lazurowa 67 , Warszawa,
0 Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa im. Św. Wojciecha
ul. Nowodworska 17, Bydgoszcz, 85-120
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952
0 Polsko-Amerykańskie szkoły Prywatne
Ks. Piotra Wawrzyniaka 6E 111, Szczecin, 70-392
0 International High School of Wrocław
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 Polonijne Liceum Ogólnokształcące Niepubliczne KLASYK
Matuszewska 20, Warszawa, 03-876
0 Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa
Malczewskiego 51, Gdańsk,, 80-107
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia- Bielany
ul. Bajana 35, Bielany, Warszawa, 01-904
0 IB World School 1531 Raszyńska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Nr 1
Polinezyjska 10 A, Warszawa, 02-777
0 American Elementary School In Gdynia
Łowicka 41, Gdynia, 81-504
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Piastów
ul. Warszawska 43, Piastów, 05-820
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Józefosław
Ogrodowa, 20B, Józefosław, 05-509
0 American School of Wrocław
Partynicka 29-37, Wrocław, 53-031
0 Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa „Lingwista” im. Zjednoczonej Europy
Św. Barbary 1, Gdańsk, 80-753
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Paderewski w Lublinie
Symfoniczna 3a, Lublin, 20-853
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning
Jna Styki 13, Szczecin, 71-138
0 British International School, Gdansk
Tysiąclecia 29, Gdańsk, 80-366
0 The Japanese School in Warsaw
Szwoleżerow 8, Warszawa, 00-464
0 Vancouver schools
Globusowa 38, Warszawa, 02-472
0 2 Społecznego Liceum Ogólnokształcącego STO im. Pawła Jasienicy
Nowowiejska 5, Warszawa, 00-643
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Szczecinie
Mieszka I 61C, Szczecin, 71-011
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa im J. Słowackiego
ul. Dziewulskiego 24a, Toruń, 87-100
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 AURUS
Poleczki 7, Warszawa, 02-822
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Ursus
ul. Rakietników 6, Warszawa, 02-495
0 Poznań British International School
ul. Darzyborska 1a, Poznań, 61-303
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie
Józefa Bema 76, Warszawa, 01-225
0 Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR
Bohaterów 12, Rzeszów, 35-112
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Białołęka
ul. Brzozowy Zagajnik 7, Warszawa, 03-082
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo 2
ul. Kaliskiego 23 B, Warszawa, 01-476
0 The British International School of Wrocław
Al Akacjowa 10-12, Wrocław, 53-134
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Włochy
ul Śląska 36, Warszawa, 02-472
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących im. św. Pawła z Tarsu
Poezji 19, Warszawa, 04-994
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa
ul.Bolesława Chrobrego 151, Toruń, 87-100
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum
ul. Rondo ONZ 1,, Warszawa, 00-124
0 Szkoły Prywatne Leonarda Piwoni
ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 23, Szczecin, 70-487
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 Szkoły Sióstr Nazaretanek
Czerniakowska 137, Warzawa, 00-720
0 Kolegium św. Stanisława Kostki Liceum Ogólnokształcące Niepubliczne
Bobrowiecka 9 (bud. A), Warszawa, 00-728

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When choosing a private international school for your child, it’s worth considering what this name means. Will learning in a private preschool, elementary school, or high school meet our expectations only because their name contains the Polish word “międzynarodowy” (international) or the English word "international," and their students are cheerful smiling children from all over the world? As usual, it’s all about the details, or rather the provisions of Polish educational law.

Types of international schools

There are many private international schools in Poland. Their number has been growing with the country’s economic development and the influx of foreigners—diplomats, investors, and employees of various international companies that have opened in Poland. These schools include a very large number of private preschools, and many private primary schools and secondary schools, many of which are bilingual schools and some international schools.

The difference between bilingual and international schools seems to be small, because both are attended by children from different countries, including Poland, and their names include the word “international,” but their curricula are different.

Bilingual schools use the Polish core curriculum, usually supplemented by elements of programs from other countries and learning—as the name suggests—is conducted in two languages, while in international schools or international classes, teaching is conducted in a foreign language (usually English) according to the selected foreign curriculum. For this reason, an international school would be a better fit for kids who don’t speak Polish, although they will learn it anyway—at least at the primary school level.

What are international schools?

Polish education law doesn’t use the concept of an international school, but only of an international class. The regulations distinguish between a bilingual class and a bilingual school—i.e., one in which all classes are bilingual. By analogy, we can then say that an international school is a school where all classes are international.

According to Art. 21 of the Education Law Act, international classes may be established in public and non-public schools, with the exception of art schools, and their operation requires a permit from the minister of education. A characteristic feature of international schools is that they can teach only in a foreign language and in accordance with the curriculum of a foreign educational institution, while in a bilingual school teaching is done in a foreign language and in Polish.

Moreover, these schools may also use their own grading system. The exception is when Polish children attend an international school or class—then the school is obliged to provide them with Polish-language lessons and elements of Polish history and geography in Polish.

International schools are also required to teach Polish to foreign children. It should also be remembered that the authorization to establish an international class in a primary school may be granted if the curriculum established by a foreign educational institution implemented in this class enables students to gain knowledge and skills necessary for them to take the eighth-grade examination.

In practice, private international schools use mixed systems and apart from foreign education systems, such as British, American, French, or German, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) (read about the IB Diploma Programme and IB schools in Poland), they also use the Polish curriculum. For this reason, they often operate as bilingual schools (whose rules of operation are described in Polish regulations slightly differently), with international classes.

Both international and bilingual schools educate students from all over the world, including Poland, creating a wonderful international school environment. Studying in international schools fosters the development of linguistic, communicative, and social competences of children.

Main features of international schools/classes

Studying in private international schools can be an excellent solution for children who, for various reasons, found themselves in Poland, offering them not only a high standard of education, but also the possibility of comprehensive development. In many of them, teaching is based on American, British, French, German, or international curricula, usually using the Polish core curriculum simultaneously.

For this reason, international schools are also an excellent option for residents of many Polish cities such as Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

Here are the basic features of education in international classes:

• Foreign curriculum: international schools and international classes teach in accordance with the foreign curriculum—most often these are national British, American, and Canadian curricula, but also French, German, or Japanese.

• Foreign language as a language of instruction: In international schools, teaching is conducted in a foreign language. The exception is when Polish students attend the school—then Polish must be taught, as well as Poland’s history and geography in Polish. International schools also teach Polish to foreigners.

• Own grading system: International schools may conduct education according to a selected foreign education system and use their own grading system for children and youth. The exception here is primary school education and the associated eighth-grade exam, which is compulsory.

• Multicultural environment: International schools and classes are attended by children from all over the world, creating a well operating multicultural environment. Learning together, students form very strong relationships with their peers, learn mutual respect and tolerance, gain knowledge about other cultures and customs, and, above all, expand their social competences.

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