Top 15 Best International Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Top 15 Best International Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires International Schools

There are 30 international schools in Buenos Aires, with 22 British schools, 13 IB schools and 3 American schools.

In Argentina it is a legal requirement for children to attend school between 6 and 14. If you are keen to immerse your children into the local language and culture, then local Spanish speaking schools offer a good option if somewhat underfunded in comparison to most private schools. For those that don't want to do that, international schools in Buenos Aires offer many options as an alternative. You can scroll down to see our full list of schools sorted in order of best review scores.

About Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the busy, bustling capital city of Argentina with over 15 million inhabitants. Buenos Aires is unique in South America with its rich culture and strongly European vibes. 

For expats, it’s a great city to live in with people from all over the world. You can easily plug into groups like Buenos Aires Expat Hub to start to get to make friends and find out about activities and events (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuenosAiresExpatHub/).

Argentinians aren’t generally fans of speaking English so it’s recommended that you make sure you have some Spanish to get started. 

You can find a great article on the BBC that goes into more details about things to consider about living in Buenos Aires.


Where Buenos Aires international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Buenos Aires to see a live map):

Best international schools in Buenos Aires

Best International Schools in Buenos Aires - Rankings

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Buenos Aires school should be in the top 15, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Buenos Aires, or search by name here.

If you prefer, you can filter by age, curriculum and language on the Buenos Aires school list.

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Bartolomé Mitre Day School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

We welcome you to the Bartolomé Miter Day School, a place where each student can explore, reflect, experiment and acquire the knowledge, confidence and security necessary to function freely and responsibly in the world. Our school opened its doors to the community in 1992. At that time, a hundred children along with their families joined this innovative pedagogical project in the area. 

Today more than 1500 students are part of this institution, whom we have accompanied each year, growing in our commitment to academic, social and technological demands.

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William Caxton School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 16

Description

William Caxton School was founded on October 12th, 1992 by Ana María Fernández and Ricardo Martínez with the desire to be instrumental in the education of the new generations. This dream began to take shape by defining its institutional project, as a private,
secular and bilingual school of high academic level that opened its doors for the first time on March 8th, 1993. Its first school building was located in what is now the Kindergarten and Junior School premises. Eight years later the construction of the Secondary School building was completed.

The central purpose of William Caxton School’s mission is that our students acquire skills to be actively and responsibly involved in the construction of their personal and social life projects.

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Buenos Aires International Christian Academy 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

American, Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

The vision of having an international Christian school in Buenos Aires first emerged in 1997 and Buenos Aires International Christian Academy (BAICA) began as an academy. That spring, a group of local parents became deeply concerned about the content, context and environment of their children’s education. After ten months of prayerful research, planning, and legal organization, BAICA opened its doors to seventeen students on February 9, 1998 in Martinez.

BAICA expanded its enrolment and added grade levels. It quickly outgrew the Martinez facility and found its next home – a school building in San Isidro – before the end of the second semester. The building needed extensive repairs and renovations, but the BAICA community rose to the task and completed the work in time for the new semester – February, 1999.

The school survived the 2001 economic crisis but lost much of its student body as international investors withdrew their companies from Argentina. Since then, BAICA has slowly rebuilt its population and, having outgrown the San Isidro facility in 2006, moved to San Fernando in 2007 and it started operating with the permission of the Provincial Argentine Education Authorities fully accredited.

Today BAICA stands as Buenos Aires’s only Christian international school. It is a values-based school that provides an excellent Christian education from PK3 through grade 12 for the English speaking, International and Argentine communities in Buenos Aires. Our international BAICA family is mostly composed of families from the corporate, diplomatic, missionary and local Argentine sectors. There are about 17 nationalities represented within our student body of approximately 200 children. These families are seeking a high-caliber English speaking and biblical worldview in education. Their children graduate with dual degrees: US and Argentine. BAICA has been approved for all U.S. Embassy and British Embassy personnel residing in Buenos Aires.

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St George's College North 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB, English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

St George's College North is an independent, co-educational day school situated on a stunning campus with purpose-built buildings and ample playing fields. Since its founding in 1990 St George’s College North has gained a reputation for itself as one of the leading schools in Buenos Aires. Many experienced contract teachers from abroad work alongside Argentine colleagues to give the College a truly international atmosphere. Although the majority of our pupils are Argentine we also cater for international students. At least 50% of the classes are taught in English.

We offer a first class bilingual education, whilst paying special attention to the formation and development of children’s characters through an extensive tutor and pastoral system. The integrated curriculum that we have developed fulfills the basic requirements of the Argentine system and adds the rigour of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations. All students take IGCSE examinations, at age sixteen, and the IB Diploma before graduating. They also obtain their national Bilingual Diploma at the same time.

The IB Primary Years Programme is also an integral aspect of our curriculum. We believe sport, music, the arts, outdoor pursuits, leadership and community service are integral to college life and much time is devoted to these areas. Our aim is to bring out the full potential of each one of our students.

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Saint Gregory's School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

St. Gregory's School provides personalized, comprehensive, bilingual, secular and mixed education. It develops the initial and primary levels, in full time.

A holistic vision of education that pursues a harmonious development of the potential of each student is essential in our educational project.We are committed to each student developing their maximum potential in a harmonious way: emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical and artistic; with an integral, global and bilingual perspective, within the framework of a motivating, warm and challenging environment, where individual characteristics are respected and the formation of responsible people, critical protagonists, creators and transformers of reality is promoted through knowledge, solidarity, commitment and love.

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St. John's School 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

IB,English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

St. John's School is a traditional bilingual school in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires. We have been at the forefront of private education in Argentina for more than three generations. We adhere to a flexible and multicultural focus on learning, which ensures an open gateway to globalization for our students.

We have developed a passionate staff, many of whom have been with us over the long term. Our professional development policy ensures that each of our three sites are professionally comparable one with the other.

We believe education is not limited to academic learning. Our integrated programmes include instilling values to strengthen our students' social and personal development. Liberty, respect, solidarity, commitment, tolerance and “Vincit Veritas”- the school motto- are the cornerstones of our behaviour code and of the ethics we transmit to our students, so that they will grow to become valuable citizens.

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Northlands School 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

IB, English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

NORTHLANDS School is a coeducational, bilingual IB World School that, through caring and innovative teaching, educates young people to the full extent of their individual potential. It is a school that values its Anglo-Argentine roots, while respecting all cultures, religions and nationalities. It offers an all-encompassing, warm, cordial and friendly environment which is reflected in its motto: Friendship and Service. Graduates are individuals whose integrity and moral values lead them to choose freely what is right.

As we proudly celebrate our first 100 years, our vision at NORTHLANDS is that we approach teaching, learning and living in the spirit of the International Baccalaureate, encouraging our students to achieve their personal best by uncovering their talents and preparing them to become engaged global citizens, continuing to truly live up to our School motto.

We aim to strengthen our position as a leader in education and innovation by achieving outstanding international examination results, obtaining international accreditation, focusing on state-of-the-art technology, expanding our Education for Sustainable Development Projects, instilling a culture of healthy lifestyle choices, developing our campuses to meet the needs of our highly demanding programmes, and continuing to develop a closely knit community influenced by the diversity of our families.

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Barker College 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

At Barker College we educate children and youth in a bilingual context. We stimulate the practice of critical thinking, commitment to learning, proactive behavior, the development of self-esteem and self-criticism, fostering in our students awareness for the care of themselves and the world in which they live. This is achieved through pedagogical actions within the framework of an integrated curricular project under permanent evaluation.

We teach our students to act on the values of responsibility, honesty, commitment, respect for differences, and solidarity. We guide them to develop their maximum ethical, intellectual, social, physical, and aesthetic capacities. We promote by example, attitudes of courtesy and empathy that the dignity of the person deserves.

Attitude, action and academic level of excellence are the pillars of the Barker educational community.

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St. Patrick's School 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

St. Patrick's School Buenos Aires offers since 1960 an excellent, permanently updated bilingual school proposal, in which, through an organized professional team, it promotes creativity, research and interest in student learning.

It is an educational institution whose principles are derived from the consideration of human development as the central axis for the fulfillment of its educational mission, understood as such, the emotional, intellectual and physical development of the person in a balanced way, framed within a vision that enhances the knowledge and relationship with the natural, social and cultural environment.

From the ethical and philosophical point of view, St. Patrick 's School starts from a humanistic vision of man located in the society within which he lives and is responsible, of a man who needs to become aware of his own value and of the one around him, acting responsibly, committed to the community, aware of their duties and rights, and respectful of others.

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Glasgow College 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Glasgow College Buenos Aires’ goal is to train creative people who can see multiple possibilities in what they study and who learn how to act based on their knowledge. Our mission is to achieve the harmonious and comprehensive development of each student, accompanying them in their physical development and stimulating their intellectual and affective growth. 

Strengthen their individual identity and sense of belonging for their development in society. Promote bilingualism, ensuring that the student acquires a broad and real command of the English language.

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Riverside School 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Riverside School aims to train committed people through a comprehensive, mixed, secular and bilingual education. The School offers a solid academic formation based on the experience of values such as respect, responsibility, commitment and social conscience. For that, it forms a climate of collaboration, joy and contention based on its motto ‘Love thy Neighbour’ (‘Love your Neighbour').

In their journey through the school, and through different activities and modern technologies, they aspire to the social, emotional, intellectual, ethical and aesthetic development of the students. All students acquire tools to develop creative and curious minds, as well as critical thinking and autonomy in problem solving.

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Villa Devoto School 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB, English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Born of two traditions, the British one and that of a prestigious place in Buenos Aires, Villa Devoto School has come a long way, not only characterized by its excellence and innovative effort, but also faithful to its motto: ESSE QUAM VIDERI, educating men and women imbued with the principles of honesty and loyalty, and integrated into the highest spiritual values of our nation and of the world’s culture.

Today, Villa Devoto School is a Non- profit Association, made up of respectable members who have played an important role in the history of the School and work ad honorem. This Association, through its Board of governors, monitors the policies implemented by the Heads to achieve the institutional goals according to today educational curriculum demands.

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St. Alban's College 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

St. Alban's College is a school committed by its motto ("Who loves to learn will be wise"), history and tradition to foster in its students the love of learning with joy, and thus encourage them to develop their individual talents and abilities: to understand the world around them.



Reach your academic, cultural, physical, artistic and spiritual fulfilment.

And following the example of their Patron Saint, to become good people, in solidarity, ready to respond to the growing demands of a constantly changing society.

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St. George's College Quilmes 

4.8 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

IB, Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

St. George’s College is a co-educational, bilingual school catering for day, weekly and full boarding students. As well as accepting many local students, the School encourages the entry of pupils who are not Argentine nationals or who live in the interior of Argentina or whose parents may live abroad.

Full boarders live on campus even during weekends; they come from both the interior of the country and abroad. Weekly boarders live on campus Monday through Friday; they get to Buenos Aires by school bus on Friday afternoon, returning to school on Sunday afternoon or Monday mornings by their own means.

Flexi boarders are day students who sleepover camps for special reasons, including parents' trips; theatre rehearsals; sports training sessions before tours and so forth. It is a great option for families with working parents as students can manage their after-school time more effectively since they do not have to travel back home.

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Florence Nightingale School 

4.8 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

English,Argentinian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

The Florence Nightingale School is characterized by promoting and fully developing the capacities of each of its students, starting from the basis of diversity and their own potentialities in an environment of respect, joy and kindness. The comprehensive training of our students is accompanied by activities that promote individual and team development.

 Our bilingual educational proposal combines the acquisition of knowledge and skills with comprehensive and human training from the artistic, scientific and cultural fields. The acquisition of values and practices that focus on the other, allow our students to be formed in their role as an active citizen and committed to the society and world where they live.

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Other International Schools in Buenos Aires

There are 15 other international schools in Buenos Aires that didn't make it into our Top 15, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 15, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
St. Matthew's College IB, English 4.6 / 5
St. Andrew's Scots School IB, English,Argentinian 4.6 / 5
St Paul's College Hurlingham English,Argentinian 4.5 / 5
St. Mary’s International College English, Argentinian 4.5 / 5
St. Hilda's College English,Argentinian 4.4 / 5
Saint Gregory's College English,Argentinian 4.2 / 5
Goethe Schule German, Argentinian 4.2 / 5
Lincoln School IB, American, Argentinian 4.0 / 5
St. Martin in the Fields School English,Argentinian 4.0 / 5
St. Catherine's Moorlands School IB 4.0 / 5
Dover High School English,IB 3.8 / 5
Washington School IB, Argentinian 3.8 / 5
United High School English,Argentinian 3.8 / 5
Asociación Escuelas Lincoln American, Argentinian, IB 3.5 / 5
Pestalozzi Schule IB, German 3.4 / 5

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