There are several international schools in Bratislava teaching in different languages. Children of diplomats mostly attend one of the following schools.
The British International School (BISB)
Established in 1997 The British International School Bratislava is one of the longest serving international schools in Slovakia. The British International School Bratislava provides a quality education for children aged between three and nineteen with Cambridge IGCSE public examinations taken at age 16 as preparation for the IB Diploma Programme which leads students on to top universities worldwide. The School alumni include graduates from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in Britain as well as other top university destinations in Europe, North America and Asia. The language of instruction is English and there is a comprehensive programme to support mother tongue language development in Slovak, German, French, Russian, Korean and Mandarin. The School also provides an exciting Enrichment Programme that expects all children to take part in sporting activities and outdoor pursuits, public speaking activities, the performing arts, music, and service work as part of its commitment to leadership training. For its Slovak families, the School is also licensed to issue official reports (vysvedčenie). The British International School Bratislava is part of the Nord Anglia Education group that has 27 premier schools worldwide and operates on 4 continents. For more information please visit www.bis.sk
Cambridge International School (CIS)
CIS provides a full English education for students from 3 to 18 years old culminating program of the University of Cambridge International Examinations group, starting with Cambridge Primary and moving through to IGCSE, AS and A Level in the senior years. A range of additional languages is also taught which currently include Slovak, German, French and Spanish to individual students. See the school’s website at www.cambridgeschool.eu.
QSI International School of Bratislava (The American International School)
QSI International School of Bratislava, is a private non-profit institution and offers a high quality education in the English language for pre-school children, elementary and secondary students (from 2 to 18) of all nationalities. In addition to the regular Quality Schools International curriculum, QSI International School of Bratislava offers students the opportunity to study Slovak, French, German, and Spanish. More information at: bratislava.qsischool.org
L’École Française de Bratislava
The school, accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, comprises a pre-school level (3 to 6 years old) and primary school (6 to 15 years old). The instruction language is French with the possibility of learning Slovak (like mother tongue or foreign language), English, Spanish and German. More information at: www.ecolefrancaise.sk
Deutsche Schule Bratislava
The school offers a pre-school level, primary school and secondary school programs. The language of instruction is German, but Slovak, English and French are also taught later in the course of study. More information at: www.deutscheschule.sk
There are several international schools in Bratislava teaching in different languages. Children of diplomats mostly attend one of the following schools. More information at: www.deutscheschule.sk
English International School of Bratislava (EISB)
English International School of Bratislava (EISB) is a non-selective international school established in 2012. EISB is the only private international school in Bratislava, which follows the Edison Learning Programme curriculum at the Primary level and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) at the Secondary level having gained the complete accreditation. EISB is firmly based on the academic standards found in a typical British independent school. It prides itself on providing the single form, individual approach to students while employing highly qualified international personnel. We are a school, which believes in cultivating academic excellence through holistic education. and the teachers at EISB are expected to contribute to the pastoral and extra-curricular life of the school. The language of instruction is English. A range of various languages is also taught, currently including Slovak, German, Spanish, French and Chinese. Our Primary PE programme is divided into six weeks long blocks and it offers wide range of sports to try such as rock climbing, capoeira, ice skating, swimming, gymnastics etc. In addition, our Parents-Teachers Association is bringing added value to the school by organising various events filled with homely atmosphere and community feelings. We are a small school with a big heart. www.eisbratislava.com
Kings Schools International Bratislava
Súkromná základná škola, Trnavská cesta 3421/39, Bratislava a Súkromné gymnázium, Trnavská cesta 3421/39, Bratislava
Provides an international education that is aligned with Slovak Ministry of Education requirements. KSI, Bratislava is a strategic partner with Pearson Education and as such offers Pearson Edexcel iPrimary iLower Secondary, IGCSE, AS and A Level programmes. The school is also licensed to issue Vysvedcenie and Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skúške for its Slovak students.
Kings Schools International, Bratislava is also working closely with Pearson Education with the aim of providing a range of technical, vocational, sports and arts programmes for students preferring to pursue less conventional pathways to higher education and employment. Whether choosing to study sports and sports sciences, performing arts or develop skills for the automotive industry, KSI aims to ensure students have as wide a choice as possible.
Authorisation Letter (pdf; 6.13 MB)
The Brilliant Stars International Primary School and Kindergarten, Bratislava
Certified by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) as well as the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, Brilliant Stars offers high-quality international education in English for 2,5 to 11-year-olds. It caters to children from 26 nationalities with a unique program focused on developing character alongside scientific, mathematical, and linguistic capabilities in a loving and joyful environment.
Established in 1999, Brilliant Stars has gained a reputation for integrating teaching practices that nurture individuals both in their intellect and character. Its prestigious programme incorporates the Montessori approach creating a highly hands-on experience and complements this with a variety of educational and residential field trips employing Bratislava, Vienna and Brno as our classroom. Brilliant Stars offers a comprehensive range of meaningful clubs and activities with a particular focus on the Arts with more than 80 percent of the children playing a musical instrument.
Brilliant Stars is a certified Green School viewing education as an ever-developing process that extends beyond the four walls of a school, engaging the children from an early age in social action, cultivating their capacity and desire to help others and be active agents of change in the world.
With the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic we are registered as Súkromná základná škola and Súkromná materská škola, Vavilovova 18, Bratislava.
For more information, please visit www.brilliantstars.sk.