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Zlatarski International School

School Profile:
Founded: 1995 Accredited by the IBO: 2003 Accreditation: Zlatarski School is fully accredited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Enrolment for 2005/2006: There are 230 students, ranging in age 14-19. 90 % are Bulgarian students and 10 % are international students coming from Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Israel, Korea, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Diplomas: Students receive two diplomas - the Bulgarian Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Results: The International Baccalaureate Diploma was earned by 95% of those who were full candidates in 2005 and 99% of all Zlatarski School students went on to higher education. Faculty and Staff: There are 43 teachers and 11 staff from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States. Class sizes: Class sizes range from 14-20, allowing for significant personal attention. Campus: The School is housed in a newly reconstructed, purpose-built facility, situated in a beautiful park in Durvenitsa, Sofia. There are spacious classrooms, laboratories, a library, a computer laboratory, administrative offices, a gym, a cafeteria, playgrounds, outside basketball and volleyball courts and a soccer field. Student/teacher ratio: 5 to 1 Support Services: Bulgarian for Foreigners is offered to non-Bulgarian students, who wish to enhance their understanding of the Bulgarian language. English Language Support (ELS) is available for non-native speakers. University counseling is available. Extra-curricular activities: The School runs an after-school activity programme for all grades. A wide variety of activities is offered on Mondays and Fridays. Students can choose up two activities a week, depending on their interests. Transportation: There are 6 school buses, which operate throughout the year. Zlatarski School is also easily reached by public transport: buses: No 88, 123, 280, 413 and minibuses: 1, 5, 6, 23, 27, 29, 36, 45 and 47. Security: Zlatarski School has a professional security force operated at all times.

Prof. Vassil Zlatarski School
49 Kliment Ohridski blvd
Durvenitsa, 1756
Administrative Office
Tel: (+359 2) 974 3666,
Fax: (+359 2) 974 3666,
Admission Office
Tel: (+359 2) 962 7164
Tel: (+359 2) 962 7164

The first IB school in Bulgaria, founded in 1995 "Prof. Vassil Zlatarski" School - Sofia has evolved into a thriving international school, which offers a balanced and integrated program of studies for boys and girls aged 14-19. Today 230 students from grades 8 to 12 attend the school. The 2005/2006 school year marks the graduation of the school's seventh graduating class.

The Road to an IB World School
The school was founded as an English language high school. On 11 February 2003 "Prof. Vassil Zlatarski" Private School became the first authorised school in Bulgaria in the large family of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The school joined the IBO to apply international standards to Bulgarian education, to develop in its students the confidence and skills the modern world requires and to prepare its graduates for university entry in Bulgaria and abroad. The authorisation committees of the IBO gave a high grade for the academic standard, the highly qualified teachers, the campus facilities and the warm atmosphere of the school.

Zlatarski School is proud to call itself an IB world school thanks to the mutual efforts of the whole school community.

We are constantly seeking to improve our programmes and our levels of individual support to give every student the best preparation for the future that we can and to make them aware of their local and global responsibilities and their potential as they develop into adults.

" The Bulgarian Ministry of Education strongly supported the ambitious step for a Bulgarian school to join the IBO and approved the school's two-stage curriculum - the first 8-10 grade and the second 11-12 grade.

The first stage covers the general requirements for secondary education, and the second stage is designed to prepare students for university education through the concentration on specific subjects. This gives students the freedom to choose subjects from the three educational areas - Mathematics, Natural Sciences and the Humanities. "

Our approach to learning

"At Zlatarski School, students learn and discover in a supportive and welcoming environment. Through our challenging programs, they gain critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, which prepares them for the world of tomorrow. Our graduates are accepted to and attend the most prestigious universities in Bulgaria and around the world. "


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