The School



At Zlatarski International School we – students, teachers, staff, parents, alumni, donors and friends pursue a clear goal – high quality education. Zlatarski School has become a leading high school, which offers both Bulgarian and international students a rigorous, exciting and challenging program of studies. The School was founded in 1995 as an English Language High School and in 2003 it became the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Bulgaria. In 2010 it became the first Bulgarian school to offer the British programmes IGCSE and A Levels, and it was authorised by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The school is unique in the country as it integrates the Bulgarian national curriculum with the international curriculum of the International Baccalaureate and the British secondary school curriculum – IGCSE and A Levels. The School is authorised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

The School offers international programmes, which are fully integrated in the curriculum of an English language school – the British Pre-IGCSE (8 grade), IGCSE (9 and 10 grade), International Baccalaureate/A Levels (11 and 12 grade). Graduates of Zlatarski School receive two diplomas – the Bulgarian diploma and the international – IB or A Levels. Students and parents choose Zlatarski School because students here enjoy a balanced and enthusiastic learning environment, because of the high quality of teaching, and because we succeed in combining academic excellence with a great range of opportunities outside the classroom. Today approximately 300 students in grades 8 to 12 attend the School. 90% of our students come from Bulgarian schools and 10% come from schools in Great Britain, Georgia, Korea, Hungary, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and the USA.

At Zlatarski School, we accept students with a high academic ability. Through our challenging programs, our graduates achieve high results, which gain them acceptance in the most prestigious universities in Bulgaria and around the world. But beyond the exams, the School promotes independence of thought, respect for others, creativity, and a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions. It is the school community that makes it so special to be a student at Zlatarski School.

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What Makes Zlatarski International School one of the best in Bulgaria:
• High expectations of students
• Teachers who are enthusiastic about their subject
• A high level of discipline
• Strong examination results
Excellent university placement record to leading universities in Bulgaria, UK, Germany, France, the USA and elsewhere
• The most experienced institution in Bulgaria to teach the IB Diploma
• The most experienced institution in Bulgaria to teach the IGCSE and A Levels
• Care for every individual