Has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2013, with a high standard of living, infrastructure, and economic opportunity.
The European Union is Croatia’s most important trading partner.
Around 11 million tourists visit Croatia annually, with the largest increases of tourists coming from China, Japan, Scandinavian countries, the USA, Australia, South Korea and many others. Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit.
According to Lonely Planet, one of the world’s leading travel sites has described Croatia as the country of glittering waters.
Tourism contributes 15% to the nation’s GDP.
Croatia has a total of eight national parks. One of these–Plitvice Lakes National Park– is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Croatia has 56,542 square kilometers (plus its sea area - 31,900 sq.km.) 1,777 km of coastline (and more than 4,000 km of islands coastline), 4,170,000 inhabitants (just as a quarter of New York), and almost as many abroad.
Croatia has Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia with which it shares its borders.
Has had 3 Nobel Prize winners — 2 in Chemistry, 1 in Literature.
Has non-stop flights to all European capitals and major cities around the world, and is less than 2 hours from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Berlin. Croatia is in the heart of Europe, bordering Italy from west and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia from the east.
Zagreb has been voted as Winner of the best European Christmas Festival during Advent in Europe 3 years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017).
Croatia has become a hot spot country for the filming of major Hollywood and international productions. These include Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Lake, Mamma Mia, Robin Hood and others.
“Tis the season to be jolly”, and that is life at BISZ this time of year as we recently celebrated our annual Christmas concert. Parents, grandparents and friends were invited to come and see the joyous songs and dances as presented by our students who were in fine form. It was a great show with songs which included the “12 days of Christmas” through to “Last Christmas”. And we take this opportunity to wish all members of our school community a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.
The last Friday of November had the entire BISZ, OŠ Kreativan razvoj and Privatna gimanzija Dr. Časl community our 2nd annual International Day. The purpose of the day was twofold: to promote the culture and traditions of some of the countries that our students come from, and the latter is to raise money for a charity. Classes promoted 13 host countries from all over the world. We raised over 15,500 kunas with all proceeds going to the Special Hospital for Children with Chronic illnesses in Gornja Bistra. The Head of the Hospital, Mr. Mittermayer joined us on the day along with some of the hospital’s patients and volunteers. We are so proud to have helped this amazing hospital which does so much for so many children. Our students sang two songs as a school, ‘Count on Me’ by Bruno Mars, and the classic ‘Hello to all the children of the world’. Supreme vocalist Damir Kedžo made a guest appearance and joined in on the festivities, he sang two of his hit songs. A big thank you to our PTA, students, staff, parents and friends for all their support and we hope to do even better in organizing the 2019 International Day.
We are happy to announce that our new modern state-of-the-art premises and facilities are opening in autumn 2018. Experience top world-class education in Zagreb, Croatia. #BISZ #premiereducation #boarding
‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out'... This is one of Dr. Seuss' classical quotes which can be seen up on the wall in our new school 'lounge room'. This latest addition which opened at the start of semester two has been a hit amongst our staff and students. The multi-purpose facility is being used for guided reading, playing games and free time.
The British International School of Zagreb is excited to announce that we are proud to be within 74 selected schools innovators and pioneers in education in this impressive Cambridge Strategies & Innovation 800 project.