Primary & Secondary English Language Schools in Israel

Finding the right school as an expat can truly make or break your child’s academic experience. Most schools in Israel either teach in Hebrew or in Arabic. However, there are a few schools throughout the country that do provide instruction in the English-language. If you’re looking for an English speaking elementary/primary school, middle school or junior high, or high school experience, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of those institutes for you. These are all full-time programs whose primary language of instruction is English, whether American or British. If I missed one, let me know in the comments section below!

English Schools in Israel

Givat Haviva International School

Location: Givat Haviva (East of Hadera)
Grades: 11-12
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Accreditation: International Baccalaureate Organisation
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: $25,000 USD
Financial Aid: Available
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: Yes
Google rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Is it possible to have a truly pluralistic and integrated school that addresses the local dynamic head on, while providing a quality education? Absolutely! Givat Haviva fosters a Shared Society environment, where the students are intentionally made up of equal parts Palestinian, Israel, and international backgrounds. One of the best things about this school is that they openly state no qualified, admitted student will be turned away due to an inability to pay for tuition and they actively seek donations to cover the expenses of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Walworth Barbour American International School

Location: Even Yehuda (Adjacent to Netanya)
Grades: K-12
Curriculum: U.S. Standard
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: 61,400 NIS
Financial Aid: Available
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability:
Google rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

English Schools in the Tel Aviv Area

Eastern Mediterranean International School

Location: Kfar Yarok (Tel Aviv adjacent)
Grades: 10-12
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Accreditation: International Baccalaureate Organisation
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: $32,000 USD
Financial Aid: Available
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: Yes
Google rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

King Solomon School

Location: Kfar Yarok (Tel Aviv adjacent)
Grades: Preschool-12
Curriculum: U.K. Standard & Israeli Standard
Accreditation: Israeli Ministry of Education
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Starting Tuition: 60,000 NIS
Financial Aid: Available
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: No
Google rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Tabeetha School 

Location: Jaffa
Grades: K-12
Curriculum: U.K. Standard
Religious Affiliation: Church of Scotland
Starting Tuition: 14,000 NIS
Financial Aid: Contact school
Application Fee: Contact school
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: No
Google rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Employee rating (Glassdoor): 3 out of 5 stars

TreeHouse International School

Location: Herzliya Pituach
Grades: Preschool-12
Curriculum: U.S. Standard
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: 82,000 NIS
Financial Aid: Contact school
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability:
Google rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Employee rating (Glassdoor): 2.2 out of 5 stars

English Schools in Jerusalem

Anglican International School Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem (Center)
Grades: K-12
Curriculum: UK Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum, International Baccalaureate
Accreditation: Middle States Association, International Baccalaureate Program, and Council of British International Schools
Religious Affiliation
: Anglican Church
Starting Tuition: 62,600 NIS
Financial Aid: Contact school
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: No
Google rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars

Jerusalem American International School

Location: Jerusalem (South)
Grades: Preschool-12
Curriculum: U.S. Standard
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: 27,000 NIS
Financial Aid: Available
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: Yes
Google rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Jerusalem American School

Location: Jerusalem (North, Beit Hanina)
Grades: Preschool-12
Curriculum: U.S. Standard
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)
Religious Affiliation: unaffiliated
Starting Tuition: Contact school
Financial Aid: Contact school
Coed/Boys Only/Girls Only: Coed
On-Campus Boarding Availability: No
Google rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars