Studying

Many expats in Kiev will find studying in the city very accessible. Unlike in the US, Ukraine allows parents to choose where they want to send their kids to school, particularly public ones.

There are a lot of public schools in the city that expats can choose from. However, for VIP expats, there are also a number of prestigious international schools in the city that are open for foreign students. The average cost for this type of school is roughly $2000 USD a month – yes, a month!

Compared to the public schools in Kiev, international schools take a year longer as it combines the curriculum requirements of Ukraine and that in the western schools. Most international schools in Kiev use English as their medium of teaching, however, Ukrainian and Russian languages are also used in some classes.

Here is a list of international schools in the city with an estimate of their monthly tuition fees:

Meridian International School

Preschool through 11th grade

Instruction in English, Ukrainian, or Russian

Ukrainian national curriculum

Tuition = approx. $200-300/month

Vinohradar district (NW edge of town)

Kiev Christian Academy

Preschool through 12th grade

Instruction primarily in English

Christian instruction

British International School

Preschool through 12th grade

All instruction in English

British and Ukrainian curriculum

Tuition = approx. $900-1200/month

Near Nyvky metro station

Pechersk School International

reschool through 12th grade

International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum

Tuition = approx. $2200-2700/month

Near Lybidska metro station

Kiev International School

Preschool through 12th grade

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum

All instruction in English

Tuition = approx. $1800-2000/month

Near Sviatoshino metro station in wooded setting with high fence and guarded entrance