International School Of Paphos

Private English Curriculum school for Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary education. State-of-the-art facilities, happy, friendly environment. Excellent results in external exams (e.g. CIE, Edexcel). Recognised by Ministry of Education since 1987.

The International School of Paphos (ISOP)

The vision for our pupils: To develop as individuals – To give as global citizens

The International School of Paphos was founded in 1987 and is widely recognised as one of the leading private schools in Cyprus. It offers a comprehensive education based on the English National Curriculum, but enriched according to the requirements of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and the needs of its international student intake. ISOP caters for children ranging from Kindergarten to Secondary School (ages 2½ 18 or 19).

Currently, a new and exciting project is underway. Responding to the needs of an increasing number of families we are building a boarding house on our property adjacent to the school campus. Our aim is to create a home away from home with robust culture for the boarders rooted in the school’s mission and values by establishing a residential programme that goes beyond academics.  The boarding programme, will focus on developing the whole person -mind, body and spirit-after school, in the evenings and on the weekends

The School is a registered centre for Cambridge International (CIE), Pearson/Edexcel and other examination boards. It is also fully recognised and regularly inspected by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. In preparation for university placement, students will normally sit a range of IGCSE and, later-on, GCE (AS- and A-Level) examinations. Our graduates also receive a School-Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion) that is recognised in Cyprus, the United Kingdom and across Europe.

The performance of our pupils regularly leads to Outstanding Achiever Awards by the above examination boards and ISOP students are frequently accepted by prestigious universities in many countries, including Russell Group universities in the UK such as London School of Economics, Warwick, Sheffield, Durham etc.

 Conveniently and pleasantly located on the outskirts of Paphos, in Anavargos Village, it is the largest and most successful private school in the district. It boasts excellent, spacious and state-of- the-art teaching facilities, where students can enjoy school in a safe, happy and friendly environment.

Our unrivalled sports facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sports hall with a professional-sized basketball court and outdoor sports grounds for track and field activities, a football pitch, two basketball/volleyball courts and a tennis court. We also have excellent facilities for Drama, including a purpose-built theatre studio.

Students are encouraged to attend a range of extra-curricular activities for their education and/or recreation. In particular, senior students can take part in the International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award) where they get a chance to develop skills for life and work, the Mediterranean Model United Nations Conferences and various community service or charitable events.

ISOP has a well-established Guidance Department which monitors students’ progress and offers individual support or enhancement for the gifted, as required.

Furthermore, ISOP is recognised as an Eco-School, as environmental education is incorporated in the curriculum and our pupils learn eco-friendly practices from a young age. 

The school’s Private Institute provides additional educational opportunities in the afternoon, particularly in the modern foreign languages, and is also a teaching and test centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

ISOP attracts British expatriate families who seek a continuation of their English-based education. Apart from native English-speaking students, we also have a large intake from both the local and the international community, in particular pupils with Russian and Chinese cultural backgrounds.

Our motto, PAN METRON ARISTON, derived from ancient Greek wisdom, expresses our commitment to balance, moderation and harmony through education and throughout life.


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Monday to Friday 07:00 - 16:00

PAYMENT TYPES ACCEPTED: Cash, card, cheque, bank transfer

LANGUAGES: English, Greek