Diploma Programme (DP) is intended for third- and fourth-year secondary school students that are prepared to push their own limits, increase their understanding of acquired knowledge, and through excellence secure a spot in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world!

Central to DP is the student, who expands and deepens their knowledge, connects theory and practice, all the while showing physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical progress. In that way it helps young people discover their full potential, adjust to today’s challenges, and contribute to the creation of a better and more just world.

DP curriculum includes six groups of subjects:







The core of the DP Programme is made up of:

  • Theory of knowledge (familiarising oneself with the complexity of knowledge and answering the question how we know what we know)

  • Expanded essay (independent research and a 4000-word paper)

  • Creativity, activity, service (working on a project from one of the three areas listed)

Upon completion of the Diploma Programme, students are ready to enter the world of higher education, being aware of their potentials and all the possibilities ahead, while the recognisability of the internationally acquired diploma enables them to enrol into many colleges in Europe and beyond.

IB graduation exams are recognized as state exams (Državna matura) and students apply for study programs at universities in the Republic of Croatia in the same way as students following national programs.

Frequently asked questions

You can find more information about enrolment criteria here: Admissions.

No, excellent mastery of English is not required. Students’ linguistic abilities are evaluated upon enrolment into a programme. The school provides English learning support for students who demonstrate insufficient knowledge thereof.

The tuition covers almost all expenses that may occur during the year (e.g., costs of the enrolment process, nutrition, school uniform, textbooks, notebooks, teaching material, field work and school trips, commute (optional), extracurricular activities, and other). For an approximate calculation of the tuition please visit the following link: Tuition fees.

Enrolment documentation is different for each programme and subject to statutory regulations of the Republic of Croatia. Information about the necessary documentation and enrolment procedure are available at Admissions or on request.

Detailed information about the amount of the tuition and items therein can be found here: Tuition fees.

Yes, students learn one other obligatory foreign language (German or Italian) and they have the option of learning an additional foreign language (Italian, German, Spanish) as part of their elective courses or extracurricular activities. Foreign students are required to learn Croatian as a foreign language, and the school strongly encourages learning of one’s mother tongue both within and outside the school.

The school year calendar is aligned with the Decision on the Start and End of the School Year issued each year by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, and it coincides with the operating calendar of other schools in the country.

Yes, parents have the option of full-day classes in the kindergarten and school, where an additional meal and structured learning activities and games are prepared for the students. Children can remain at the school until 5pm each working day. This option is paid extra.

IB graduation exams are recognized as state exams (Državna matura) and students apply for study programs at universities in the Republic of Croatia in the same way as students following national programs.

More at the link: IB graduation exam and state graduation exam

You can see the academic year calendar here.


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