International schools in Ukraine: Choice as an investment in education
"""Education as an investment. Types of international educational institutions in Ukraine
Choosing an educational institution is a difficult task for many parents. Recently, the educational market of Ukraine has expanded significantly and now includes not only schools with a Ukrainian curriculum, but also international educational institutions.
In order to find out in more detail, we spoke with STUDY.UA experts who have extensive experience in the field of international education. They will help you understand which international trends and options are suitable for Ukrainian schoolchildren.
British educational institutions
British international schools are famous for their long tradition in education and high level of education.
One of the strengths of British schools is the emphasis on developing critical thinking and independence. study their chosen subjects in depth and prepare them for higher education.Students have the opportunity to choose subjects from an early age, which helps them find their interests and determine their future career. However, this approach requires longer training. A child graduates from a British school only at the age of 18, while Ukrainian graduates graduate at the age of 16-17.
It is important to note that an alternative can be the Canadian education system, which allows you to get a certificate at the age of 16, just like the Ukrainian school.
Teaching in British schools takes place exclusively in English with native speakers, which can be a difficult challenge for Ukrainian students.
The cost of studying in British schools can be high, and annual fees for secondary school can exceed the average income of many families.
Currently, several British schools operate in Ukraine. The most famous is The British International School, where the tuition fee is approximately €21,000, the school has several campuses in Kyiv and Dnipro.
American educational institutions
The American education system provides for 12 years of study and preparation for admission to higher education institutions. One of the features of American schools is flexibility in the choice of subjects and practical orientation.
American international schools represented in Ukraine guarantee students a diploma based on the international IB program, which allows admission to any university countries. It is worth noting that the IB program is more complex than the British A-Level: students choose and study six subjects at foundation and advanced level, compared to three subjects at A-Level. Education is conducted in English.
One of the examples of such a school in Ukraine is Pechersk School. American international schools can be quite attractive for many students and parents, although their choice in our country is still limited. Most of these schools have high tuition fees, around $24,000.
Canadian educational institutions
Unlike American and British schools, Canadian educational institutions offer traditional residential education.
An important feature of Canadian schools in Ukraine is bilingual education. Bilingual education is available at such schools as Maple Bear School (tuition cost - from $8,000 per year) and Toronto Imperial School (cost - from €10,000 per year).
Toronto Imperial School was opened in September 2023 in the center of Kyiv in partnership with STUDY.UA. Students of this school study Canadian and Ukrainian programs and have the opportunity to obtain two certificates: Ukrainian and Canadian (Ontario Secondary School Diploma).
In the 9th grade of the school, students choose a study profile: humanities, mathematics or business. All lessons of the Canadian part of the program are taught in English, and the Ukrainian program is studied in Ukrainian.
Toronto Imperial School has partnerships with 330 universities and colleges in major countries, allowing graduates to enter without additional exams.
The cost of studying in Canadian schools in Ukraine is moderate. High quality education at an affordable price, global prospects and obtaining two certificates - this is what makes Canadian schools in Ukraine attractive.
International schools in Kyiv provide Ukrainian families with the opportunity to receive quality education in an international environment. Although many schools have switched to an online format due to the situation in the world, traditional offline schools continue to show better academic and personal results.
Before making a decision about choosing a school, you should carefully analyze and take into account the features of each type of educational institution and the individual needs of the child.Learn more about Toronto Imperial School