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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Buenos Aires

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: If you're moving to Buenos Aires with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a vibrant city that offers a diverse range of educational options for expat families and digital nomads. With a substantial expatriate community, the city boasts several international and bilingual schools that cater to different nationalities and educational philosophies. Among the most popular are the Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln and Buenos Aires International Christian Academy, known for their high-quality education and multicultural environments. Here is a list of recommended international and bilingual schools in and around Buenos Aires, which are all within a 40-minute drive from the city center.

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): La Lucila, Vicente Lopez
Website: www.lincoln.edu.ar

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln is an American school offering a comprehensive education from Early Childhood to Grade 12. Following an American curriculum, it also provides the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for high school students. The school boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, a library, and sports fields, and offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Buenos Aires International Christian Academy (BAICA)

Grades: Preschool through Grade 12
Location(s): San Fernando
Website: www.baica.com

BAICA is a Christian school that provides an English-language education with a biblical worldview. It offers an American-style curriculum and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The school has excellent facilities, including a library, computer labs, and sports areas, and emphasizes the importance of community service and spiritual growth.

St. George's College North

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 12
Location(s): Los Polvorines, Malvinas Argentinas
Website: www.stgeorges.edu.ar

St. George's College North is a British school that offers a bilingual education with a strong emphasis on the English language. It follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and prepares students for the IGCSE and A-Level examinations. The school's facilities include science labs, art studios, and sports fields, and it has a robust extracurricular program.

Northlands School

Grades: Nursery through Grade 12
Location(s): Olivos and Nordelta
Website: www.northlands.edu.ar

Northlands School is a prestigious bilingual institution offering the IB Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs. With a history dating back to 1920, it provides a rich educational experience with a focus on international-mindedness. The school's facilities are top-notch, with modern classrooms, a theatre, and sports complexes.

Washington School

Grades: Preschool through Grade 12
Location(s): Olivos
Website: www.washingtonschool.com.ar

Washington School offers a bilingual education with a strong focus on English language proficiency. It follows both the Argentine national curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The school is known for its academic excellence, cultural diversity, and commitment to fostering a global perspective among its students.

Buenos Aires International School (BAIS)

Grades: Preschool through Grade 12
Location(s): Belgrano
Website: www.bais.com.ar

BAIS provides a bilingual, multicultural education with an emphasis on the English language. It offers the IB Diploma Program and a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses for high school students. The school is equipped with modern facilities, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, and science labs, and encourages student participation in a wide array of extracurricular activities.

St. Andrew's Scots School

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 12
Location(s): Olivos and Pilar
Website: www.sanandres.esc.edu.ar

St. Andrew's Scots School, founded in 1838, is the oldest school of British origin in South America. It offers a bilingual, bicultural education and follows the Argentine national curriculum along with the IB Diploma Program. The school's facilities include a historic campus with modern amenities, and it boasts a strong tradition in sports and the arts.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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