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Best schools in Prague Czech Republic

A snapshot: schools in Prague considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with  next to their names. 

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews 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 and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.

International schools

Riverside International School   (pending)

Adapted curriculum/ GCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 550 students

Multi-accredited (CIS, COBIS, NEASC, Penta for BSO) kindergarten, primary and secondary school on four campuses. Midway through impressive five year strategic plan aiming to increase the opportunities for outdoor education and make additional room for the arts. Also planning further extra-curricular options and improvement to current buildings

These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.

American Academy in Prague

Adapted American curriculum/ American High School Diploma/ AP; ages 14-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 160 students

One of three schools in Czechoslovakia, belonging to an American educational network. A college preparatory school, staffed by US teachers, which also offers Czech language classes. A candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Association (MSA).

Christian International School of Prague

Adapted American/ American High School Diploma/ AP; ages 6-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 100 students

Unsurprisingly, a small school with a strong Christian ethos, teaching an American curriculum to mainly students from expat American families. Accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) and the Association of Christian International Schools (ACSI).

English College in Prague (The)

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 International Baccalaureate Diploma or the Czech Maturita. Strong Czech academic and cultural courses and successful university applications, including ten Oxbridge places in the last five years.

International School Prague (ISP)

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. Offering the school’s own graduate qualification as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Long on Apple allegiance with four Mac computer centres and offering multiple 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).

Lycée Francais de Prague

French curriculum/ Brevet/ French Bac; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; state; 850 students

A fairly large and very well-established (opened in 1920) Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) school, possibly the oldest international school in Prague. Accredited by the French Ministry of Education and teaching students from over 60 nationalities.

Meridian International School

Adapted National Curriculum for England/ Czech curriculum/ IGCSE/ A Level/ Czech Maturita; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 410 students

Offering the choice of an English curriculum, taught in English or a Czech programme aimed at the state graduation exam. Inspected by the Schools Inspection Service (ISI) for British Schools Overseas (BSO).

Park Lane International School

Adapted National Curriculum for England/  Czech curriculum/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 420 students

Fairly new kid on the block (2006) with both primary and secondary schools housed in an ex-embassy, once an old palace. New campus, a short walk away, opened in 2018 for years 10-12. Model United Nations and Duke of Edinburgh International award offered from 12 plus.  Authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Prague British International School (PBIS)

Adapted National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 1,600 students

Previously Prague British School but now owned by Nord Anglia Education and merged with the English International School in 2018. Classes taught in English with pupils from over 50 nationalities. On three campuses, Vlastina and Kamyk providing pre-school and primary education up to 14 with IGCSE and IB courses taught at the Libuš centre. As at other Nord Anglia schools, Juilliard, New York collaborates on their performing arts programme.

For more information on the schools above, please go to  each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.




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