Who we are
Children Innovating the Future
Kosice International School Vision:
We strive to develop a community of lifelong learners that can innovate the world.
Košice International School (KEIS) aims to provide a challenging, world-class, 21st-century international education. KEIS is the first international school in Eastern Slovakia based on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school is fully authorized by International Baccalaureate Organisation to provide education in PYP, it is a Candidate school* for Middle Years Programme and is also fully accredited by the Ministry of Education, Research, Development and Sport of Slovak Republic to provide education in international programme IB PYP, MYP and officially registered in the Slovak Schools Network as “Súkromná základná škola International School, Poľná 1, Košice”.
Kosice International School Mission:
KEIS values the uniqueness and potential of each student, fostering curiosity and ambition within our inquiry-based pedagogy.KEIS supports and empowers creative, respectful and digitally skilled global citizens who can communicate and collaborate actively through a rich understanding of diversity from their local and international identity.KEIS builds a community of inspiring lifelong learners who help to create a sustainable and peaceful world.
European Educational Agency ELBA
The EEA ELBA is the founder of Kosice International School and part of the largest independent school operator in Slovakia – the ELBA group. We are a family business operating schools for more than twenty years. Currently, we are delivering education in Slovakia to more than 1800 children and young people. We run 11 fully-accredited schools of different types around eastern Slovakia, including the prestigious Bilingual Secondary Grammar School in Prešov. We have long-term experience in the roll-out and operation of early-years programs in kindergartens and primary and secondary education.
The family business was always trying to find the gap in the educational opportunities within the region. The growing number of professional ex-pats finding jobs in local and multi-national companies in Kosice, such as T-Systems, Diebold-Nixdorf or AT&T (and many others), have improved the economic situation in the region. This continued economic growth in Kosice brought new corporate investors like the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovakia. They have helped to analyse and support the concept of the first international school in the city. With the strong help of the AmCham office, its members, the British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham) and other stakeholders in the region, we have been able to open the first international school in Eastern Slovakia, which now incorporates Kindergarten, Primary and Middle School.