Best Schools August 26, 2018

The Best IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Europe

The IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum is very popular in Europe. Discover The Best IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Europe.
Why choosing the IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum?
The IB organization was originally founded as a response to the lack of flexibility in the different school systems around the world. Today, the IB education system is recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide, and many of the major UK and North American universities are very positive towards prospective students with an IB diploma. In an article featured in The Telegraph, John Claugthon, retiring Chief Master of King Edward’s School, sheds light on some of the reasons why schools all around the world choose to offer the IB Diploma Programme. He points to the breadth of the programme as one of the key motivations: “IB schools believe that the old dispensation to the narrow world of specialisation won’t do any more.”Many universities world-wide follow this line of thought, and an increasing number of them are revising their admissions criteria to attract more IB graduates. Among other examples, Claugthon mentions King’s College, London, and points to the fact that 20 percent of the university’s new undergraduates are IB students.If you are looking for an education that stimulates and challenges you but also requires hard work, then the IB is the perfect place for you.
Study in Europe
With 111,000 new doctorates awarded each year, the European Union produces nearly twice as many doctorates as the USA. Boarding Schools in Europe have long welcomed students from other countries. With its unique combination of a modern and high quality way of life allied to its rich historical heritage, Europe offers a study experience like no other.

Our selection of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Europe

Set within the rich cultural context of Austria and beauty of the Vienna Woods, The American International School · Vienna is one of the top international schools in the country. Founded in 1959, AIS today proudly serves around 800 students, representing more than 50 countries, from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (IB Diploma, Austrian Matura Equivalency,…

  • Salmannsdorfer Str. 47, 1190 Wien, Austria
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 800
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EUR 10'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EUR 20'000

Founded by international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS The American School in Switzerland is a day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens through education, travel, and service. TASIS welcomes students from Pre-Kindergarten through Postgraduate. Approximately 710 students make up the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools each year, with 250 students…

  • Via Collina d'Oro 15, 6926 Collina d'Oro, Switzerland
  • Co-Educational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 710
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $25,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $83,900
  • Via Collina d'Oro 15, 6926 Collina d'Oro, Switzerland
  • +41 91 960 51 51

Nestling at the foot of the Aventine, the most exclusive of Rome’s seven hills, and a stone’s throw from the city’s great imperial sites, our international non-denominational high school for boarding and day students has built its academic program and reputation on the classical heritage of our host country, Italy, and the rigor of two…

  • Via Aventina, 3, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 275
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EUR 24'450
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EUR 24'450

Nurture – Challenge – Inspire Munich International School nurtures, challenges and inspires our students to become academically successful, life-long learners, creative and innovative thinkers, ethical, globally-minded contributors, and healthy, well-balanced individuals who will thrive and make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.Nurturing exceptional achievement in an extraordinary environment. Nurturing exceptional achievement in an extraordinary environment Munich International School…

  • Starnberg, Germany
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1200
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The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, founded in 1904, is a Swiss international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Lyceum campus occupies an extensive site with its own sports fields overlooking the alpine village of Zuoz. In 2004 the school celebrated its 100th jubilee. Our school philosophy is founded on respect…

  • Aguêl 185, 7524 Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Co-Educational
  • Boarding School, Day School
  • Number of students: 200 boarding students, 100 day students
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 72,100
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 82,500

Founded in 1962, the International School of Lausanne is a non-profit, English language, IB World School set in beautiful Le Mont-sur-Lausanne. We welcome students from three to 18 years of age, from over 50 nationalities, into a supportive environment that is intellectually stimulating and responsive to our students’ changing physical, social and emotional needs.

  • Chemin de la Grangette 2, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Co-educational
  • Day School
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  • Chemin de la Grangette 2, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • +41 21 560 02 02

Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited Swiss international boarding school for 90 years now and since 1987 an official IB World School. We offer four academic programmes: The Bilingual Elementary School (English/German, Grades 1-6) The Bilingual Secondary School (English/German, Grades 7-9) The International School (English, Grades 7-12) Swiss Gymnasium (German or German/English, Grades 7-12) The School’s longstanding…

  • Institut Montana, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding and Day School
  • Number of students: 300
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 26'700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CH 70'900

Ecole Lemania was founded in 1908 by Dr Paul Du Pasquier and is now one of the major important private schools in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Ideally located in the centre of Lausanne, near the Swiss Alps, enjoying a calm, peaceful setting in lush surroundings, Ecole Lemania has over 100 years of expertise…

  • Chemin de Préville 3, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 1000+
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 25'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 80'000

Founded in 1910 Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It provides a full boarding education for students from over 40 different nationalities aged 11-18 years old. Given our spectacular location in the Swiss Alps we aim to provide an education which encourages full participation from our students both inside…

  • Rue du Village, 1884 Ollon, Switzerland
  • Co-educational
  • Boarding School
  • Number of students: 240
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : -
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BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is a coeducational English-language day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. The school is a limited-liability, non-profit entity. Students are admitted irrespective of nationality, race, or creed, and the school accommodates students with many physical and learning disabilities. The BBIS campus is located…

  • Schopfheimer Allee 10, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : € 11,400
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : € 18,200


Welcome to the Vienna International School (VIS). We are a comprehensive, state-of-the-art school which provides children aged 3 to 19 with a high-quality education in a caring, multicultural community. Our school is located in the north east of Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful and historical cities, very close to the United Nations.

  • Str. der Menschenrechte 1, 1220 Wien, Austria
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1400
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ISL is a member of a unique class of educational institutions that proudly include the word “international” in their name. We are a Preschool to Grade 12 school with an outstanding pedagogical approach to learning in the early years (Lower School), and a rigorous, globally conscious, university-preparatory curriculum for growing teens (Middle and High School).…

  • 36 Boulevard Pierre Dupong, 1430 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1300
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The International School of Belgrade (ISB) is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-school (age 3) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 21 through December 15 and from January 8 through June 14. ISB has been providing a quality…

  • Temišvarska 19, Beograd, Serbia
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 340
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 8,120.00 USD
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 23,985.00 USD

The International School of Amsterdam (founded in 1964) is a private international school located in the city of Amstelveen, over 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) away from the city centre of Amsterdam.[1] It hosts students from over 65 countries from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade (ages 3_18). The official language and language of instruction of the school…

  • Sportlaan 45, 1180 AX Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1300
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“BSB was founded in 1969 and officially opened in 1970. It has a beautiful site of ten hectares, surrounded by woodlands and lakes near the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, and is 20 minutes’ drive from central Brussels. The school is a coeducational non-selective day school for students aged 1-18, with 1,350 currently…

  • Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1350
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : €15,000.00
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : €34,050.00

As Ukraine’s most prestigious international school our priorities are the care and wellbeing of each child, service to our parents and support for the community.We have established a strong reputation as a friendly and caring environment with a commitment to quality. At BISU we focus on high academic attainment and a curriculum which is broad,…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 700
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The American School of Barcelona (ASB) is a private, non-profit, coeducational day school serving students from 3-18 years old in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area. ASB offers a university preparatory curriculum which provides its graduates access to American, Spanish and international universities. ASB is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)…

  • Carrer de Jaume Balmes, 7, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 889
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EUR 10'824
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EUR 17'024

The Louisenlund Foundation is a state recognised grammar school for approximately 440 boys and girls. For the last 65 years Louisenlund has stood for a harmonious combination of school and free time. Louisenlund students graduate after 8 years. Louisenlund does not only mean the chance to learn a large variety of foreign languages, to enjoy…

  • Louisenlund 9, 24357 Güby, Germany
  • Co-Education
  • Full Day Grammar School | Boarding School
  • Number of students: 440
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EURO 39.780
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EURO 42.000

St. John’s is a wonderfully unique educational institution which combines the values of companionship, integrity and respect with the rigours of a 21st century international education. We celebrate diversity and have more than 60 nationalities and 39 languages represented at the school. We seek to inspire, challenge and prepare students within the framework of a nurturing, caring…

  • Drève Richelle 146, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
  • Co-Education
  • Day & Boarding School
  • Number of students: 700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : €10,965
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : €33,690

St. George’s International School is an independent international Day and Boarding School community, of over 400 boys and girls aged between 1.5 and 18. Approximately 20% of our students are British, amongst the over 60 different nationalities represented in the student body. The language of instruction is English. We have a thriving bilingual English/French programme…

  • Chemin de Saint-Georges 19, 1815 Clarens, Switzerland
  • Co-Education
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Number of students: 400
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 27'300
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 40'800

Schule Schloss Salem is Germany’s most prestigious boarding school for students aged 10 to 19. It was founded in 1920 by Kurt Hahn, who later also founded Gordonstoun School, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Outward Bound and the United World Colleges. Salem pursues a holistic approach to education. A range of academic programmes are…

  • Salem, Germany
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 600
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 35000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 37000

Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school that seeks to nurture students and their unique talents as a whole, beginning from Pre-Early Childhood (age 2) through grade 12. In addition to a stimulating and caring environment in which English is the language of instruction, Marymount offers students:A values-based education modeled on…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 676
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EURO 10,800
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EURO 22,300

Located in picturesque Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting! The school combines an American educational philosophy with the rigor of a European educational system. We offer the International Baccalaureate diploma, a comprehensive US university preparatory curriculum and for non-native English speakers an…

  • Chemin de la Source, 1854 Leysin, Switzerland
  • Co-Education
  • Boarding School
  • Number of students: 340
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 85'000
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“It is cool to excel” summarizes the ethos of ISR. “Whether it is in academia, sports, or music, giving your best, while still being humble is something we try to instill in every student.”, states School Director, Eileen Lyons. ISR is a preeminent college prep school, whose students get accepted into top universities around the…

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 2, 41464 Neuss, Germany
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 850
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : -
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International School San Patricio Toledo, founded in 2006, belongs to San Patricio institution dedicated to education since 1958, which has three centers in Madrid, one center in Toledo and a Foundation dedicated to research and cooperation, offers three International Baccalaureate programs, from 3 to 19 years: PYP (Primary Years Program) MYP (Middle Years Program) and…

  • Calle de Juan de Vergara, 1, 45005 Toledo, Toledo, Spain
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding School, Day School, Day and Boarding School
  • Number of students: 560
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Founded in 1948, the International School of Prague is the oldest and most respected independent school in the Czech Republic. As an international school, we draw on the best practices of educational systems throughout the world. A significant number of our 800 students (ages three through 18, and from 60 different countries) move countries again…

  • Nebušická 700, 164 00 Praha-Nebušice, Czech Republic
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 800
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  • Nebušická 700, 164 00 Praha-Nebušice, Czech Republic
  • +420 220 384 111

Founded in 1951, the International School of Brussels is co-educational day school enrolling students from Nursery through grade 13. There are approximately 1,500 students from 70 countries, where 53 percent of the student body is from Europe and 22 percent from North America. Bus service is available to students living in the greater Brussels area.…

  • Kattenberg 19, 1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde, Belgium
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1500
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CIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Primary Years Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. With more than 4,000 IB schools worldwide, the education that we offer is globally recognized and easily transferable. CIS has been accredited by the Council of International Schools since 1973 and…

  • Hellerupvej 22, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 900
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Collège du LéŽman is an international university preparatory school located in Geneva, Switzerland and offers individual growth, academic excellence and life-long learning to students from Pre-K through Grade 12. Collège du LéŽman opened its doors in May 1960, on the site of a former school. Its philosophy and objectives were educating and teaching in a…

  • Route de Sauverny 74, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
  • CoEducational
  • Boarding, Day School
  • Number of students: 1900
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BFIS offers a differentiated American curriculum from Nursery to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. We are a truly international school in Barcelona with a roughly one-third breakdown among US, International and Spanish families. Our diverse and engaged student body, faculty, and parent community-now comprised over 50…

  • Carrer de Martorell i Peña, 9, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 694
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : € 10,727
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : € 16,417

Our Haimhausen campus is situated in a beautiful park-like setting with fields and woods surrounding the school premises. The focal point of this campus is the Haimhausen Schloss, a centuries old castle, which creates a very unique learning environment. Our BIS city campus offers primary students a central Munich location and access to all the…

  • Hauptstraße 1, 85778 Haimhausen, Germany
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 1150
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The American School of Paris is an international, coeducational, independent school of more than 700 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, organized into three divisions: Lower School (4-10yrs), Middle School (11-13yrs) and Upper School (14-18yrs). Founded in 1946 as the first international school established in Europe, our school’s rich heritage and dedicated service to the…

  • 41 Rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 700
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AOSR offers the best of an American-International education in a supportive learning environment. We inspire a diverse student body to courageously meet the demands of a changing world through an engaging and creative curriculum. We believe respect, collaboration, responsibility, community, learning, and trust are the foundation to a great education and environment. AOSR graduates enter…

  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 611
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EUR 11,500
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EUR 24,800

Founded in 1987, The American International School in Cyprus is a private, accredited, coeducational, college preparatory school. AISC is proud to provide a first-class American and international university preparatory education. AISC serves a unique function in the Cyprus community, offering the only American system program in Cyprus while providing our students with the option of…

  • Kasou, Strovolos, Cyprus
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 290
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AISB was founded in 1962 by the US Embassy to serve the educational needs of the American and international expatriate community. As the school has grown, many local Romanian families have become part of the school community together with expatriate families from government, business, and social welfare organizations. AISB has a richly diversified population of…

  • Bulevardul Pipera 196, Voluntari 077190, Romania
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 830
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Albanian College Durres’ (ACD) new International Residential Programme has what students want and need: a world-class education, exciting activities and excursions, and wonderful experiences in vibrant and beautiful Albania–the hidden gem of Europe located on the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Europe. The International Residential Programme is for students in Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18).Albania has one…

  • Co-Education
  • Boarding School
  • Number of students: 241 total / 113 Grades 6-12
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : EUR 20'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : EUR 25'000

Education should be a way of life. School should be about the development of the whole person. When John Corlette founded Aiglon College in 1949, he had a unique vision: to combine the special character of mountain life with a new vision for education. Aiglon today guards this original vision and has grown into one…

  • Avenue Centrale, 1885 Ollon, Switzerland
  • Co-educational
  • 90% of our students are boarders in eight residential houses
  • Number of students: 360
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 35'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 111'000

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