A snapshot overview of schools in Prague that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.
If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.
Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.
By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.
The following schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.
Schools in Prague considered by The Good Schools Guide International
Riverside International School (pending)
School adapted curriculum/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 550 students
Multi-accredited (CIS,COBIS, NEASC, PENTA) kindergarten, primary and secondary school on four campuses. Midway through impressive five year strategic plan, aiming to increase the opportunities for outdoor education, make additional room for the arts plus planning further extra-curricular options and improving buildings. Recent IB results have shown two thirds of students scoring above the global average.
These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.
International School Prague (ISP)
School adapted curriculum/ ISP Diploma/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 900 students
Founded in 1948 (oldest international school in Prague), on an impressive campus in a leafy suburb with students from over 60 nationalities. Long on Apple allegiance with four Mac computer centres, also concentrating on sporting opportunities as a member of the Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA). Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of Independent Schools (CIS).
Park Lane International School
Adapted National Curriculum for England/ Czech curriculum/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma/ SAT; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 420 students
Fairly new kid on the block (2006). The students aged 10 to 14 are housed in a recently refurbished ex-embassy, once an old palace surrounded by walled gardens. A short walk away is the new campus for ages 14 to 18, opened in 2018 and there is a separate arts centre, complete with a café for students, teachers and parents. The younger years are located in a less central area. Model United Nations and the Duke of Edinburgh International award are offered from the age of 12 and several students now apply for US universities.
The English College in Prague
School adapted curriculum/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma/ Czech Maturita; ages 13-19; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 370 students
In a quiet residential area, boasting Prince Charles as one of their patrons and funded by the English College Foundation. Similar to a selective English grammar but also part of the Czech school system, offering a six year academic programme leading to either the IB Diploma or the Czech Maturita. Strong Czech academic and cultural courses and successful university applications including ten Oxbridge places in the last five years.
The Prague British International School (PBIS) (previously Prague British School (PBS)
Adapted National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 1,300 students
Part of the Nord Anglia Education Group and merged with the English International School in 2018. Classes taught in English to students from over 60 nationalities. On three campuses, VLastina and Kamyk providing pre-school and primary education up to 14, with a dedicated IGCSE and IB centre at the Libuš campus. As at other Nord Anglia schools, Juilliard, New York collaborates on a performing arts programme and there is a STEAM programme, developed together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They also provide a bilingual English/Czech learning programme.