Zlatarski International School
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (October 2012)|
Coordinates: Zlatarski International School in Sofia, Bulgaria, is the first school in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB). The English-using school was founded in 1995, and became an authorized IB school in 2003. The first IB examinations took place in 2005. The authorisation committees of the IBO gave a high grade for the academic standard, the teachers, the campus facilities and the atmosphere of the school.
The first IB school in Bulgaria
Founded in 1995, Zlatrski International School of Sofia offers a program of studies for boys and girls aged 14–19. 300 students from grades 8 to 12 attend the school. The 2006/2007 school year marks the graduation of the school's eighth graduating class.
- Founded 1995,
- Accredited by the IBO in 2003,
- Zlatarski School is accredited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and the International Baccalaureate Organization,
- In 2005/2006 there were 230 students, ranging in age 14-19. 90% were Bulgarian students and 10% were international students from Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Israel, Korea, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey and the United Kingdom,
- Students receive two diplomas - the Bulgarian Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma,
- 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,
- There are 43 teachers and 11 staff from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States,
- Class sizes range from 14-20,
- The school is situated in a park in Durvenitsa, Sofia. There are classrooms, laboratories, a library, a computer laboratory, administrative offices, a gym, a cafeteria, playgrounds, outside basketball and volleyball courts and a soccer field.
- The student/teacher ratio is 5 to 1
- Bulgarian for Foreigners is offered to non-Bulgarian students, who wish to enhance their understanding of the Bulgarian language. English Language Support is available for non-native speakers. University counseling is available.
- The school runs an after-school activity programme for all grades. Activities are offered on Mondays and Fridays. Students can choose up two activities a week.
- There are six school buses. Zlatarski School is reached by public transport: buses: No 88, 123, 280, 413 and minibuses: 1, 5, 6, 23, 27, 29, 36, 45 and 47.
- Zlatarski School has a professional security force operating at all times.