The International School of Paphos (ISOP) is a private, dynamic, forward-thinking co-educational school founded in 1987.
Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a stimulating learning and social environment, ensuring that all students are able to develop to the best of their abilities and flourish. The school developed gradually throughout the late 1980s and ‘90s, experiencing rapid growth at the turn of the 21st Century. Our purpose-built campus was completed in 2006 and it is situated in Anavargos Village, on the outskirts of Paphos.
Our experienced, caring teachers and support staff promote a well-rounded education, in partnership with families and the wider community. The school follows the English National Curriculum which is enhanced with a wide range of extracurricular activities while being mindful of the local culture. It provides an exemplary education to more than 1000 students, from the age of 2 ½ (Kindergarten) to 18 (A Levels / Apolytirion). Our student body is comprised of children from over 40 different nationalities, including Cyprus, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Ukraine and from other countries from all over the world.
ISOP is recognised both nationally and internationally. It is registered with and regularly inspected by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth. It is also an approved centre for two of the largest UK examination boards, CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) and Edexcel / Pearson, and the first school in Cyprus to introduce the Ellinomatheia examinations (Greek Language Proficiency) from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, 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 an Ambassador School of the European Parliament, as well as an ECO-School. It is also a centre for the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), recognised by the Cyprus Computer Society and CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies), as well as for LAMDA (Drama and Public Speaking examinations). ISOP is part of PASCH, the network of ‘Partner Schools for the Future’ established by the Foreign Ministry of Germany and its cultural organisation, the Goethe Institute.