Ljubljana - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

There were three international schools when we were there: QSI, British and Daniella Kumar. Most of the U.S Embassy kids, including our child, went to QSI. For primary grades I think the school is fine. However, once at the secondary level, I don't feel the school adequately prepares students for life at another school or for a rigorous college. The population of both QSI and the British school are small which limits what the schools are able to do. - May 2016

International, American, British and French schools available. I can especially recommend Danila Kumar International School and Kindergarden. It's great; the number of children in one class is low (around 15), teachers are highly skilled and highly motivated. Classrooms are bright and friendly. There are 3 gyms, an auditorium, library, kitchen, 2 outdoor playground and one outdoor sportground. - Jul 2014

I don't have kids, so I don't know much about the schools here. I know there is a French School and an English School in Ljubljana. - Aug 2011

There are three international schools. QSI offers an American curriculum and Mastery-based learning. It's very small. It has unadvertised religious undertones. BISL is based on the British curriculum and has a unique philosophy, including no grades. About half the students are Slovenes. It is also quite small and in quite cramped facilities. Danilo Kumar/Gimnazija Bezigrad offer IB and are run by the Slovenian government. The teachers are mostly Slovene. There are pros and cons to each school. I have heard complaints about all three. It does not seem that any option is entirely satisfactory. - Jun 2011

British International School of Ljubljana: uses the English National Curriculum. Small class sizes. Not very international, most pupils are Slovene. Not strong academically. QSI: seems to have a bad reputation among expats. American curriculum. Catholic background. Danilo Kumar: Slovene school that offers an English language curriculum (I think with IB diploma). Has a bad reputation. Generally speaking, the schools here don't offer a very good education. - Mar 2011

Our son goes to QSI (Quality Schools International), with an American accreditation, which is a chain with it headquarters here in Ljubljana. The school goes from K through grade 12. There were 6 kids in high school (grades 9-12) this year with a graduating class of 1.QSI has been excellent for our son academically, socially... not so much. The other school is the British School of Ljubljana, I've heard good and bad about it. The high school population there is not much bigger than at QSI and I don't know if the high school credits transfer easily to an American School. There isn't any sort of sports teams associated with either school. - Jun 2010

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