The International School of Paphos was founded in 1987 as a co-educational day and boarding school located in the town centre. The school developed gradually throughout the late 1980s and ‘90s and experienced rapid growth at the turn of the 21st century.
It is currently a day school, situated in Anavargos Village, on the outskirts of Paphos. Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities were completed in 2006.
Our student intake was international from the outset and has always included pupils from Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Russian-speaking countries and over 20 other European and non-European countries.
The International School of Paphos strives to create an educational environment that is inclusive and in which every member of staff, every student and every family, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, is equally valued.
At the same time, the school is rooted in a Christian community and the Greek language and traditions are an integral part of our school ethos.
All students participate in Citizenship lessons enabling them to become responsible and productive members of the global society.
National and International Recognition
The International School of Paphos is recognised both nationally and internationally. It is registered with and regularly inspected by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. It is also an approved centre for two of the largest UK examination boards, CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) and Edexcel / Pearson, as well as for the Ellinomatheia examinations (Greek language proficiency) from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki in Greece. In addition to IGCSE and GCE qualifications, which reflect a globally established standard of education, the school’s graduates receive a School-Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion) that is recognised in Cyprus, the United Kingdom and across Europe.
The school is also a centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), recognised by the Cyprus Computer Society and CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies).