1. American Embassy School (New Delhi)
Chandagupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Department of State/AES
9000 New Delhi Place
Tel: +91 11 2688 8854
American curriculum (High School Diploma), IB Diploma, Advanced Placement courses; co-ed, day school. 1,200 pupils total in pre K-12 (ages 3-18). Est 1952. High level of expectation and results, demanding academics often combining IB and AP courses; outstanding sports and extracurricular offerings.
2. Eton College (UK)
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Tel: +44 1753 671 249
English National Curriculum (A levels, GCSEs); boys; ages 13-18; Church of England; boarding and day; legendary English public school est. 1440 by Henry VI, on the Thames in the shadow of Windsor Castle; highly selective; still worthy of global reputation for strong academics, wide-ranging sports, high-performing peers. Old boys include 19 Prime Ministers, Boris Johnson, David Cameron. Students mostly go on to top UK universities (Oxbridge etc).
3. Dulwich College Shanghai (China)
266 LanAn Road
Tel: +86 21 5899 9910
English National Curriculum; co-ed; ages 3-18; non-denominational; students work towards IGCSEs at 16 and the IB Diploma at 18. Excellent facilities located in the expat suburb of Jinqiao in Pudong. Operate a selective admissions policy. Wide range of sporting and extra-curricular offerings, house system places students into teams, named after famous Dulwich College (UK) old boys: Anand, Wing, Shackelton, and Howard.
4. Geelong Grammar School (Australia)
50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, Victoria 3214
Tel: +61 3 52739200
Australian curriculum (Victoria Certificate of Education) and IB; co-ed, Anglican, Early Learning Centre to Year 12. Private Australian boarding and day school covering four campuses. Both its principal and vice principal are English; very high- calibre teaching staff. Extensive academic subjects and sports, arts (14 music options, 44 sporting activities, 29 other clubs or activities etc); Attractive campus settings.
5. The Hotchkiss School (USA)
PO Box 800, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, Connecticut 06039-0800 USA
Tel: +1 860 435 3102
American curriculum (High School Diploma, college prep), Advanced Placement (AP); co-ed; grades 9-12, PG (approx ages 14-18); about 570 students; non-denominational; very selective independent school, mostly boarding, some day; est. 1891; excellent academics (over 220 courses); outstanding extra-curricular activities especially music, writing, athletic programmes; first rate facilities on large, beautiful campus. Famous graduates include Henry Luce, Thomas Hoving, Robert Bork. Students go on to colleges and universities in US (many to Ivies) and abroad.
6. International School of Geneva (Switzerland)
(Ecole International de Genève)
Tel: +41 22 787 26 30
La Châtaignerie Campus
Chemin de la Ferme 2, 1267 Founex, Vaud
Tel: +41 22 960 91 11
Twenty minutes from Geneva in the Canton of Vaud, offers French and English programmes for around 1,200 students aged 5-19. All programmes lead toward the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the Maturité Suisse; also available are GCSE for Anglophones and the Diplôme National du Brevet for Francophones.
La Grande Boissière Campus
Route de Chêne 62, 1208 Genêve
Tel: +41 22 787 24 00
The oldest and largest of the three campuses (housing around 1,900 students), is located in the centre of Geneva. It offers French, English and bi-lingual programmes for children aged 3-19 leading to the IB or High School Diploma.
Campus des Nations
Primary & Secondary: Route des Morillons 11, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Genève
Tel: +41 22 770 47 00
Early Years: Route de Pregny 14, 1292 Chambésy, Genève
Tel: +41 22 748 14 50
With around 3,900 students, Ecolint is a non-denominational school comprised of three co-educational campuses in different locations and following slightly different curricula. The school has two sites located near the UN and around 900 students who follow the English speaking IB Organisation’s primary, middle and diploma programmes. Children aged 3-7 are accommodated at the Pregny site, while those in primary year 3 and above are at the Grand-Saconnex site. Both sites have learning centres for children with moderate to severe learning support needs, unique to the Anglophone community.
7. Phillips Exeter Academy (USA)
20 Main Street, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833 USA
Tel: +1 603 777 3437
American curriculum (High School Diploma, college prep); co-ed; grades 9-12, PG (approx ages 14-18); 1,000 students; non-denominational; est. 1781; highly selective independent day/boarding; extensive, state-of-the art facilities; classes taught using Exeter-originated Harkness method (max 12 students and one teacher around a table; student participation rather than teacher-led lectures); extremely rigorous academics (450 courses in 19 study areas); fields 60 athletic teams, wide-ranging extra-curricular activities. Famous graduates include John Irving, John Knowles, Dan Brown, Daniel Webster, Gore Vidal. Students go on to colleges and universities across the US, high proportion to Ivy League universities, some abroad.
8. Tanglin Trust School (Singapore)
Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
Tel: +65 6778 0771
English National Curriculum (GCSE, A Levels); co-ed; ages 3 to 18; 745 students; non-denominational; large, modern day school with an impressive campus (new sports and drama centre and administrative building planned), predominantly staffed by British teachers. The majority of students are British, as a matter of policy, and the remainder are largely drawn from commonwealth countries. A rapidly expanding school with a thriving parent body. Students go on to UK universities, Oxbridge, Imperial College (London), London School of Economics, among others.
9. United World College of South East Asia (Singapore)
(UWCSEA) 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Tel: +65 6775 5344
IB Primary Years Programme, English National Curriculum (IGCSEs), IB Diploma; co-ed; 3,000 students; ages 4-18; Mostly day, some boarding, the school is part of the UWC movement; broad cultural mix of students and staff, but there is usually a waiting list; selective at the IB level. Although many of the students are not native English speakers, UWC’s good academic record and impressive facilities make it a popular option for British expats. Graduates go on to UK and US universities (Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, Princeton and Harvard in the US) and McGill in Canada. Robust gap year service programme: graduates can work in Kenya and Cambodia; some regional placements with NGOs (with future plans to increase those in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Nepal and Ladakh).
10. Westminster School (UK)
17 Dean’s Yard, London SW1P 3PB
Tel: +44 20 7963 1003
English National Curriculum (GCSE, A levels); 620 boys, 115 girls (6th form); ages 13-18; Church of England; day students and boarding, most of whom go home at weekends; outstanding selective independent school, est. 1179; within environs of Westminster Abbey (which serves as the school chapel). Excellent academics, broad extra-curricular activities. Old Boys include Ben Jonson, Christopher Wren, Charles Wesley, AA Milne, John Gielgud, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Helena Bonham-Carter. Students go on to a range of universities, Oxbridge as well as other top UK universities and some US Ivies.
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This is an unscientific sampling of schools, since this is a vast subject area.
*these are not ranked in any order
*there are many more schools that could have featured on this list
*these are only from the pool of schools catering to English speakers worldwide