Introductory to International Schools in Tehran

German embassy school in Tehran

Immigration to different countries brings many concerns. Distance from family, loneliness, cultural differences and the difficulty of learning the language of that country are among these. In addition, there are additional concerns for parents who are migrating with their children:

  • How children can study in the new country.
  • How to learn the language of the new country.
  • How to communicate with their peers.
  • Whether they can quickly work in groups and enter the community and things like that.

One of the most critical issues is the choice of school for children.

If you plan to travel to Tehran with your family and stay for a long time, you may be worried about your children studying in Tehran. Which school or college you send your children to and whether the level of education in these schools is suitable for your children is one of the questions that may have formed in your mind. In this article, we want to introduce you to some international schools in Tehran. So be with us.
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is a big city where international schools in different languages are ready to provide services to you. Education in Iran, like other countries, is of great importance. There are about ten international schools and 48 special schools for foreign nationals in Iran, and more than 480,000 international students are studying in Iran. In general, education can be considered the most critical social pillar and corpus of society that any damage to it causes damage to other sectors. Education is very important and decisive in developing communities, to the extent that Danton, one of the architects of the Great French Revolution, says, “After bread, education is the first need of nations.” The expansion and development of education in societies provide the necessary grounds for socioeconomic consequences.

Here we provide you with a list of international schools with the information you need.

Girls Comparative and International  Primary School
Girls Comparative and International Primary School

Girls Comparative and International  Primary School

The complex is established for students who have been away from Iran and are not fluent in Persian. In this school, according to special education, learn Persian alongside other courses to prepare for attending other Iranian schools.
The complex has a computer site, well-equipped library, physical laboratories, chemistry, bio, gym, prayer room, buffet, courtyard equipped with sports and green spaces, health room, wireless internet, and intelligent class. Foreign language classes (English, German and French) are available 2 hours a week in elementary school. However, each student is only allowed to choose a foreign language that remains stable until the end of the course and cannot be changed.

Address: Tehran Girls Comparative and International Complex, Intersection of Dadman Boulevard, Farahzadi Boulevard, Shahrak-e-Qods, Tehran, Iran
Phone: 021-88088445-9

Boys Comparative and International Primary School
Boys Comparative and International Primary School

Boys Comparative and International Primary School

The Boys Comparative and International Elementary School were established in 1984 to study Iranian students who have spent some time abroad and are not familiar with the Persian language or are not ready to adapt to the current educational system. The primary school is intended for students who have foreign citizenship (necessarily a foreign father) or have lived abroad for at least two years.
This primary school consists of 3 sections: preschool, comparative primary school, and international primary school.
Registration in the international section depends on fully colloquially speaking English. Therefore, passing this course is not a permit to enter an international primary school, and applicants, if they wish, must meet the requirements according to the registration style.
Second language training is approved by the School Council in the international, French, and Persian sections and is presented as a session per week. The duration of study in Ali al-Usul Comparative Complex is one year.
The school is run as a regular school. However, students who do not know any Persian should enter the courses and, after one year, join regular classes.

Address: No. 1, Peyvand Street, Farhang Square, Saadat Abad, Tehran, Iran
Phone: 021-22117975-7

Pakistan Embassy International School & College
Pakistan Embassy International School & College

Pakistan Embassy International School & College

Pakistan School in Tehran was inaugurated by the then Foreign Minister, late Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on October 17, 1964. It was set up initially to cater to the educational requirements of the Pakistani community and the embassy staff to enable their children to acquire the standards required for admission in Pakistan schools on return home (Tehran Times October 18, 1964).
Consequently, the school evolved into Pakistan Embassy International School and College (PEISCT), the only institute affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad, and the University of Cambridge International Examination, UK. Thus PEISCT is the unique institute in Tehran that offers curricula from pre-nursery to A-levels (Cambridge, UK) and grade XII, FBISE (Islamabad). The school is currently functioning up to Class XII affiliated with the Federal Board of Education and Advanced Levels affiliated with Cambridge.
The school is located in between Vali Asr Avenue and Africa Avenue. Therefore, public transport and taxi service would be readily available.

Address: Bldg. # 314, Vahid Dastgardi Street (Zafar), Nelson Mandela Blvd. (Africa Blvd) Tehran, Iran
Phone: +98 (21) 88877446 – 7

German embassy school in Tehran
German embassy school in Tehran

German embassy school in Tehran (Deutsche Botschaftsschule Teheran)

This school has stood as a recognized German school abroad in Tehran since 1907. Their staff work maintains the partnership between Germany and host country Iran. This modern school offers an attractive learning atmosphere for children from kindergarten to high school. A differentiated language concept provides the prerequisites for the acquisition of active multilingualism. This international department offers good conditions for acquiring the German International Abitur from this school or transferring to an international school worldwide through English-language lessons and additional German lessons. It’s particularly committed to German foreign cultural policy goals and is a reliable partner for business, embassy, science, and teaching.

Address: Shariati, unter der Sadr Brücke Shahid Keshani Str. (Mahale Darbdowom) Teheran, Iran.
Phone: +98-21-22 60 49 02-03

French School of Tehran
French School of Tehran

French School of Tehran

The French School of Tehran is a French international school located in Tehran, Qolhak District, Qolhak Garden, in the Residential Complex of the British Embassy.
Education is provided at the school from the level (preschool) to the upper secondary school level. Since 2011, 256 students, including foreigners and Iranians, have been studying. The United Kingdom Embassy also owns the school.
The school was closed in 2011 after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran. The attack occurred while the school was meeting. However, the school has now reopened.
The School Life service comprises the Principal Education Advisor (CPE) and a team of full-time or part-time supervisors.
School life takes care of elementary school students (from CP to CM2) and middle and high school students during canteen time and outside class hours. Its primary mission is to ensure that each student follows their education in the best conditions, with respect for people, property, and the rules of community life.
The Office of School Life (BVS) is a place to welcome and listen to students at any time of the day: school or personal problems, research of information on the daily organization of the establishment.

Address: Shariati St., No. 1623, Postal Code 1939613663, French School, Tehran, Iran
Phone: +98 21-2260-4912

Italian School of Tehran
Italian School of Tehran

Italian School of Tehran

Pietro Della Valle Italian School is an Italian international school in Farmanieh, Shemiran, Tehran, Iran.
It offers courses from kindergarten through senior high school and Italian language courses based on CEFR and CILS.
The Italian language courses of the school follow the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a descriptive system used to evaluate the skills obtained by those who study a European foreign language. The six levels of competence (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) are used throughout Europe and other continents as parameters to provide language teachers with a reference model for the preparation of teaching materials and the evaluation of language skills.

Address: No. 47 – Farmanieh, Lavassani Ave. 1954643113, Tehran – Iran
Phone: +98-21-22807580

Tehran Japanese School Emblem
Tehran Japanese School Emblem

Tehran Japanese School Emblem

School emblem design Shinichi Fukuda (1968-46) Designed the leaves of Chenar (Suzukake), which is often seen in the roadside trees of Tehran. Initially, the central letter was “small,” but it was changed to “study” with the opening of the junior high school in 1970.
In 1958, Volunteer mothers of the local corporation rented the embassy facilities and set up a “Japanese language school” every Sunday. The instructor is a shift system of volunteer mothers. After that, it continues for ten years without a break until the school opens. After that, in 1967, Established a school investigation subcommittee at the Japanese Association Secretariat / Corporate Representatives Joint Meeting. After that, they unanimously approved promoting a full-time Japanese school establishment.
In 1968, June 8 Opened as a “Japanese Elementary School attached to the Embassy of Japan in Iran.” The first school principal is Atsushi Uyama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Start with 19 children and four government-sponsored teachers.
This school is an educational facility attached to the Embassy of Japan in Iran, which was established to provide education equivalent to elementary and junior high schools in Japan.

Address: No. 18, West Ghobadian St., Africa Boulevard, Tehran, Iran
Phone: + 98-21-88782120

If you have questions about other international schools in Tehran, the best option is to contact your country’s embassy in Tehran and get the necessary information.
For this reason, you can visit “Details Of Tehran Embassies
Also, through the article “Public Transportation in Tehran,” you can get the necessary information to get acquainted with how to access different parts of Tehran.

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