Expat families have a relatively small selection of international schools in Uzbekistan from which to choose. Most are located in the capital city, Tashkent. The British system, including the Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels, is the most commonly taught curriculum throughout these schools. A handful of other schools offer alternatives such as the French or American systems.
International schools can often ease the transition of moving to a new country, as expat children will be around those who have had similar experiences. In addition, international schools are the only schools in Uzbekistan with English as their main teaching language.
As private and international schools in Uzbekistan were only recently allowed, these schools typically boast modern infrastructure, with state-of-the-art indoor gyms, basketball courts and outdoor areas. Most international schools in Uzbekistan place a strong emphasis on the holistic development of students, and taking up at least one extracurricular activity is often mandatory.
Parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible and have all their children's academic and health records ready, as spaces at international schools are limited. Some schools may also invite students for interviews or require them to take entrance tests.
Below is a list of international schools in Uzbekistan.
International schools in Uzbekistan
The British School of Tashkent (BST) is a well-respected international school offering a joint British-Uzbek curriculum. The school's student body of 650 is diverse, being made up of more than 40 nationalities.
The school follows the English National Curriculum, with students taking their IGCSE and A-Level exams in secondary school and sixth form. BST also delivers the Uzbek curriculum, providing Uzbek students with the Attestat certificate. With a typical student-teacher ratio of 11:1, students are sure to receive the individual attention they need to thrive. Read more
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels) and Uzbek
Ages: 1.5 to 18
CIS International School
Curriculum: Canadian, British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Secondary (including IGCSE) and A-Levels) and Russian
Ages: 2 to 18
Ecole Française de Tachkent
Ages: 2 to 18
Tashkent International School
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18
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