Private Education

Find out about the private schools and the different curricula available in Cyprus...

Private schools are not free of charge. Depending on the age of the child and the individual school, fees will range from a couple of thousand euro per year to five figures. These fees usually do not include books, uniforms, excursions and other extras. Contact the school directly for guidance on the fee structure.

Private international schools have considerable independence from the state system in both their operations and the curricula offered. The majority of private schools, however, are registered with the Ministry of Education and Culture and comply with certain curriculum and facility requirements mandated by law.

Most schools will require a child to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test for their level to be assessed before admission. Teaching at most Cyprus international schools is in English, however most will have ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers to help children from non-English-language countries.

International school curricula tend to accommodate the teaching levels of their representative country.

A list of private schools in Cyprus is available from the Ministry of Education and Culture (PDF)