• Pupils normally enter the secondary school in the calendar year in which they turn 11, following the successful completion of the European School’s primary course or an equivalent course duly certified by an officially recognised school.
  • The seven years of secondary education are organised in the following way: for the first three years, pupils follow a common curriculum, in what is known as the observation cycle. Most subjects are taught in the mother tongue.
  • Years 6 and 7 form a unit which leads to the European Baccalaureate. Although there is a core of compulsory subjects, including mother tongue, Language 2, mathematics, a science, philosophy, physical education, history and geography, students have a wide range of further options and may choose to study some subjects for two periods, four periods or at an advanced level.

Secondary Cycles

Secondary School Structure:
Language Teaching


All syllabi in all the language sections of the European Schools follow the European Curriculum. Syllabi can be downloaded from the European Schools website All programmes of study in the different sections lead to the same examination: the European Baccalaureate.

Language sections and L1

Our Secondary school currently has two language sections (English, Polish). All students are placed in the language section of their mother tongue or dominant language (Language I).

We offer L1 mother tongue language courses to pupils without their own language section (English/Polish), providing there are 3 students who need to follow the course.

*Mother tongue lessons require the students to have a reduced time in the language of the section e.g English as they will make up the hours in their mother tongue. If chosen, students are required to maintain the language up to Baccalaureate level and sit exams in it.

*Second language L2 (English, French, German)

Pupils take the majority of subjects in their own language section. To encourage children playing and learning with children from other sections we offer a number of lessons in mixed language groups – for example L2 and European Hours lessons.

SWALS (students without a language section)

Pupils enrolled in the School who do not have a language section corresponding to their mother tongue are enrolled in one of the existing language sections of the school.

Language 2

From Primary P1 until S7 students must study a first foreign language (L2 English, French or German). From S3 onwards, Human Science and Ethics are taught in their L2 language and in S4-S7 the compulsory subjects History and Geography are also taught in L2.

L3 and L4

From S1 all students learn a second foreign language (L3), to be chosen from: English, Polish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. From S4 Students have the opportunity to study a third foreign language (L4), to be chosen from: English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

Language Proficiency

Pre-Orientation Cycle S4 and S5

Orientation Cycle S6 and S7

Course Structure S6-S7

During the first week of school in September, the whole school from P2-S7 goes away to ‘green camp’.

The camp is designed to help integrate new students into the school/classes with a variety of trips, class activities, sports and team building exercises. It all takes place away from Warsaw, either by the lakes or seaside. It is an opportuity to integrate new students into the school and for students in new sections to get to know their new teachers.

Throughout the school year, we organise a number of events and competitions that allow children from different language sections to work together. We also hold a number of charity events, where our pupils raise money for local charities. Events include:

  • European Day
  • Dance-a-thon
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Christmas Concert
  • St.Nicholas box
  • Science festival
  • Eurovision song contest
  • Sports day
  • Earth Day
  • Carnival week

European Day

We pay special attention to the European National Days. These are regular school days (with the exception of Swięto Niepodległości or National Independence Day).

Students also partake in European Day on May 9th in collaborative projects with pupils from different language sections.

European days

September 1 – Solvakia (constituition day)
September 21 - Malta (Independence day)
October 1 – Cyprus (independence day)
October 3 – Germany (Tag der deutschen Einheit)
October 12 – Spain (La fiesta de la Hispanidad)
October 26 – Austria (Nationalfeiertag)
October 28 Czechia (independence day)
November 11 – Poland (independence day)
November 18 Latvia (National Day)
December 1 – Romania (Ziua naţională a României)
December 6 – Finland (independence day)
February 16 – Lithuania (independence day)
February 24 – Estonia (independence day)
March 3 – Bulgaria (Liberation day)
March 15 - Hungary (National Day)
March 17 – Ireland (St.Patricks day)
Mar 25 - Greece (National day)
April 27 - The Netherlands (Koningsdag)
May 9 - European Union Day
June 2 - Italy ( Proclamazione della Repubblica)
June 5 - Denmark (Grundlovsdag)
June 10 - Portugal (dia de Portugal, de Camoes e das Comunidades)
June 23 - Luxembourg (National Day)
June 25 – Slovenia (National day)/ Croatia ( Dan državnosti)
July 14 - France( National day)
July 21 – Belgium( National day)

Psychological and pedagogical support is provided by teachers, class tutors as well as by other specialists employed in the school, such as educators, speech therapist, pedagogical therapist and psychologist.

Our SEN team gives special support for children whose development, growth and learning have been affected by:

  • illness,
  • disability,
  • psychological problems
  • and exceptional talents.
  • learning difficulties
Subject teachers and class teachers provide assistance during their ongoing work with students. Support may be provided in the form of classes aiming at developing talents, compensatory classes to support students with learning difficulties, as well as advice, consultations or workshops and training for whole groups. The different forms of support are provided in cooperation with the student’s parents and, if necessary, with a psychological and pedagogical counselling centre cooperating with the school.

The Educational Support offer three types of support programmes which are precisely defined in the Policy on the Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools document.

The three types of support programmes:

* General support
Is for pupils who may experience difficulty in a particular aspect of a subject, may need to ‘catch up’ due to late arrival in the ES system or illness.

* Moderate Support
It might be provided for a longer period than General Support and each pupil has an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

*Intensive Support
- Intensive support A
This is given following an expert assessment of the child’s needs justified by a medical/psychological/psycho-educational and/or multidisciplinary report. Each pupil has an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
- Intensive support B
In exceptional circumstances, and on a short-term basis only, the Intensive Support B can be created for a pupil or group of pupils without diagnosed special educational needs. Each pupil has an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

The key to success: Communication with legal representatives

Parent participation: We consider parents our partners in education and we are very proud of the involvement and support our parents give us.

Parent meetings: Parents will be invited at the beginning of the year to meet teachers. This is organised with the aim of informing parents about the educational system and everyday activities in their child’s group.

Parent participation: We actively encourage and welcome the support and involvement of our parents in the life of the school. Parents are always welcome to discuss any areas of concern with the staff. We encourage each class to have a parent representative. The class representative volunteers to support the teacher by helping to organise class activities – trips, school activities such as St.Nicholas day, Christmas Bazaar, and childrens day. He/she can also act as a contact for new parents.

Communication: We use an online system which all new parents are given access to, so they can write to teachers, keep up to date on their child’s progress, homework & behaviour. There is an ongoing exchange of information between parents and primary staff on a daily basis when appropriate, so that any difficulties can be addressed and achievements recognised.

Parents evenings / reports: The children receive school reports 4 times a year, and there are parents evenings 4 times a year.

Our students can enjoy a daily breakfast, lunch and snack including vegetarian and vegan options provided in the school canteen. The external provider works with lunchtime supervisors and ensures that all meals meet our health requirements. Food brought from home must also meet these requirements, meaning no fast food or sugary snacks.

All pupils from nursery to secondary have access to our school library. We have a vast array of books available for the children to sign out at different reading levels. They cover a wide range of topics and genres from fiction to non-fiction, scientific to fantasy. Our friendly librarians can help your child find a book to suit their needs, whether they are a voracious or reluctant reader. All Early Years visit the library once a week and Primary children visit frequently. Books that are lost or damaged must be replaced or reimbursed by the family.

The school has accident insurance for all pupils. This insurance covers the students when they are at school, on the school bus or a school trip.

At school we have lots of segregated bins dotted around the school so our rubbish be it paper, metal, plastic or bio can be recycled in the proper fashion.

Personal Belongings 
Children in early years and primary are allowed to bring toys to school on Fridays. The school is not responsible for any lost or broken toys. Please evaluate the appropriateness of these toys before taking them to school. 

Students are required to wear everyday school uniform to school and ceremonial uniform for trips and special occasions. All information regarding uniforms can be found on the school website.

Lost Property:
Please label your child’s belongings clearly to avoid losing them. You can check our lost property in the event your child loses something. At the end of each term, any belongings that have not been collected will be donated to charity.

Mobile Phones: 
Children are not allowed to use mobile devices at school. If parents require that their child carries a mobile device, the device needs to be switched off and kept in the child’s bag during the entirety of the school day. Children have full responsibility for their mobile phones. In addition, we kindly request that parents limit their own use of mobile phones in the school premises. 

Bus Transport:
Door to door bus transport is organised by our school. Costs can be found on page 31.


  • Parents contact the School
  • Parents receive a login & a password to BlueBoard, the School’s intranet platform and fill in an expression of interest form
  • Parents upload all required documents in pdf forms
  • Parents fill out an application form
  • Parents receive confirmation that their application has been registered
  • The application form and other documents will be checked by the School office; parents might be asked to provide the School with more information
  • The application is then reviewed by the admissions committee and the parents and pupil will be invited for an information meeting and to discuss further steps related to placement examinations where necessary
  • Parents are notified by the Head of the School about the results of the enrolment process and the date of signing of the tuition contract
  • Parents will be able to track their application status all through the application process

Required documents:

  • A copy of passport or birth certificate
  • Copies of child’s school reports and certificates for the past 2 years - sworn English or Polish translation required
  • Copies of all additional certificates regarding the child’s special educational needs and / or copies of medical certificates, including a copy of the vaccination card – English translation required

Admissions calendar for the 2024/2025 school year:

  • February 15, 2024: deadline for parents to submit a declaration of their choice for their children to continue their education at the school in the 2023/2024 school year
  • February 16, 2024: start of admissions for available places
  • March 31, 2024: deadline for parents to submit the signed appendix so their children can continue their education at the school in the 2023/2024 school year
  • April 30, 2024: start of admissions for available places

Tuition Fees for the Accredited European School, Warsaw - 2023/2024:

  1. Educational services, including:
    • educational care
    • text books, notebooks & copy books
    • psychological consultations
    • preventative health check-ups
    • transportation to obligatory school activities organized outside the school premises
  2. Additional services:
    • for students with educational problems,
    • for students with disabilities allowing them to receive their education at school
    Fees for points 1 and 2:
    • Primary and nursery sections (N1-N2 and P1-P5): €7.683 per year payable once, in two or four interest-free instalments
    • Secondary (S1-S6): €11.524 per year payable once, in two or four interest-free instalments
  1. Compulsory accident insurance (around €40, one-time payment)
  2. Obligatory school uniform:
    • daily (basic set around €215)
    • ceremonial (basic set around €215)
    • sports (obligatory set, around €45)
    Fees in accordance with the current price list
  3. Fees for school trips, including:
    • green camp (about €350)
    • class trips of an educational and tourist-sightseeing nature (€250 - €350)
    • tickets for theatre and cinema performances (€10 - €15 per outing)
    • other
    Fees set by event organizers

Optional fees:

  1. Before and after school care:
    • care between 7:15 and 8:00 (€1500 for each semester)
    • after school care up till 16:15 (€1000 for each semester)
    • after school care after 16:15 (€17 for each started lesson hour, that is 45 minutes)
  2. Extra-curricular activities:
    • language classes
    • music classes
    • sports activities
    • art classes
    • computer classes (group classes 1x45 min per week: €320 - €400 per year) (individual lessons 1x30 min per week: from €600 to €750 per year)
    • classes organized by the School during school holidays and vacations, (around €250 per week)
    • textbooks, notebooks and teaching aids for additional classes,
    • Other Fees for points g) and h) are set individually
  1. Meals during the school day:
    • second breakfast
    • lunch
    • snack
    The semestral cost for three meals €1025.
  2. Transport (offered after 16:15):
    • home from and to School within 20 km of the school including the after school care from the time obligatory lessons end till 4:15 p.m. - (€2250 for each semester)
    • home from and to School at a distance more than 20 km from the School - (€2 for each additional kilometer)
  3. Other services provided at parents’ request

(*) All payments in the Accredited European School section of the international European School, Warsaw are given and calculated in Euros.

Bank account of International European School Sp. z o.o .: Bank Pekao S.A IBAN: PL 18 1240 2063 1978 0010 0007 7760

Category III
Tuition Fees for the Accredited European School, Warsaw - 2023/2024:

  1. The tuition fees are payable in advance and amount to:
    • Nursery 1 - 2 i Primary 1 - 5: 15000 €uro
    • Secondary 1 - 5: 19000 €uro
  2. For tuition contracts signed during the academic year, the annual tuition fee is divided into 10 months of study and calculated proportionally for each calendar month until the end of the school year, regardless of the start day of study during the month.

Tuition fees include:

  1. Full care for pupils from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday;
  2. In Primary School, the studying of core school subjects according to the basic core curriculum outlined by the Polish Ministry of Education, based on the study programmes approved by it, and enriched by the guidelines of The National Curriculum for England and inspired by the Primary Years and Middle Years programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization;
  3. In High School, studying in accordance with study programmes of the National Curriculum for England and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization;
  4. Extracurricular lessons and optional activities organised by the school, including independent work by pupils – “homework lesson” which is supervised by a teacher;
  5. Care and advice of an educational psychologist;
  6. Medical examinations – in Preschool, Year 0 and at each educational stage;
  7. Sports activities organised by the school according to the Physical Education programme;
  8. The loan of a full set of textbooks and workbooks for obligatory subjects;
  9. Three meals daily: second breakfast, lunch and tea;
  10. Transportation to and from the pupil’s home within a distance of 20 km from school; the distance being calculated according to indicators provided by the internet programme GPS –Google Maps;
  11. Transportation to obligatory school activities organised outside the school premises.

Tuition fees do not include payment for:

  1. Obligatory group accident insurance;
  2. External public examinations including those required by the school;
  3. Care for pupils after 4 pm;
  4. Additional extracurricular lessons including foreign language lessons other than those offered by the school;
  5. Additional extracurricular activities organised by the school after 2 pm;
  6. Additional textbooks and pupils’ individual resources required for additional lessons and activities;
  7. Specialist sports activities outside the core Physical Education programme;
  8. Extracurricular activities during the school holidays, for example sports camps;
  9. Obligatory school uniform including the daily uniform, ceremonial uniform and sportswear;
  10. Transportation to and from the pupil’s home above the distance of 20 km from school; the distance being calculated according to indicators provided by the internet programme GPS – Google Maps;
  11. Transportation to and from the pupil’s new home location, if different from the one given at the beginning of the school year;
  12. Documents and certificates issued by the school;
  13. Additional lessons, activities or care according to the wishes of the parents.

(*) All payments in the Accredited European School section of the international European School, Warsaw are given and calculated in Euros.

School Office:
ul.Wiertnicza 140
02-952 Warszawa
Tel:+48 22 8424448

Agnieszka Wronowska
Head of Polish Section Primary / Secondary

Stewart Cogle
Head of English Section Primary / Secondary