School History

Over the past 16 years the European School has had a rich history of growth and development. The school was founded in 2007, initially offering classes from pre-school to ninth grade. The original purpose in establishing the European School was to provide Georgian children with the opportunity to have access to high quality primary and secondary education with a strong foundation in English. This would give them the chance to succeed both at Georgian and worldwide universities, depending on the educational goals parents had for their children.
The European School quickly became a popular choice for the Georgian community. It proved to be an extremely successful school and experienced rapid growth throughout its first few years. As a result of that success, the founders of the school decided to offer international programs to the students and parents.

In 2009, the European School received authorization to teach in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) which spanned across grade levels 11-12 and became an international IB World School. Later, in 2012, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) was introduced to allow children earlier access to an international education. This was followed by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorization in 2016.

In 2022, the European School was granted the authorization to offer the IB Career-related Programme (CP) to its students and became the first and only full continuum IB World School in region offering all four programs of the International Baccalaureate: IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP, and IB CP. Students began to transition into IB programmes rather than seek transfers into other International Schools.

The European School was accredited by the Ministry of Education and Sciences in 2010 and was re-authorized in 2016 and 2022.

The 2013-2014 school year began with exciting changes as a result of many people’s hard work. The American High School (AHS) was founded in September 2013. AHS adopted the full USA Curriculum from 8th to 12th Grade and in 2023 was accredited to offer American curriculum in grades 6th and 7th as well. This is accompanied by extensive Advanced Placement course offerings and exam preparation. The American Education Department received the license to hold AP and SAT exams in 2012.

In 2021 the American High School received accreditation from the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement for four years.

In 2019 the European School became the first CIS accredited school in Georgia.

The award of CIS accreditation shows that the school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education within Georgian and international programs and all aspects of school life.

In 2019 the international award “Leader of the Year” was awarded to the European School by the Swiss Rating Association and the National Business Ratings Union (NBR-UNION). The European School is a successful international school that earned a gold rating among enterprises of Georgia.

In 2021, the European School became a №1 Golden Brand in Georgia. The European School is the leading school in the region. Together with the European Azerbaijan School (Azerbaijan), and the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (Kazakhstan) is the founder of the Caucasus and Central Asia Association of IB World Schools (CCAAIBWS) since 2021. The school conducts regional conferences, workshops, supports the professional development and networking of IB teachers.

As an International School, the European School has become an educational center where Georgian and foreign students learn in a mutually supportive environment. Indeed, a major objective is providing support for our students to become internationally minded global citizens.
Today the European School is proud to be considered one of the best educational institutions in the country and the region with its modern infrastructure and facilities, up to date digital infrastructure and network, scientific labs and robotics classes.
The European School first opened its doors in 2007 to 311 students from 1st grade to 9th grade. Today, the school has an enrollment of more than 1500 students from 35 different nationalities, offering classes from kindergarten to 12th grade. This multi-cultural exposure complements the high level of education offered at the school.
For 16 years, the European School has been preparing students with the knowledge and skills required to help them achieve success in a changing world. Today our graduates are admitted to prestigious colleges and universities worldwide.
We are proud to declare that we have found the right path. We are striving to walk it and always trying to achieve the best in following the path towards excellence.