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Council of International Schools

Our School has been fully accredited by CIS since August 2012.

We are proud of their recognition of the quality of our programme.
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation that provides services to elementary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education that have the following in common:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • a commitment to high quality education



ISB is authorized by the Ministry of Education to operate as a private school following a non-Romanian curriculum.

The Ministry of Education in Romania recognises  Year 10 and Year 11 studies at ISB (which are the equivalent of Grade 9 and Grade 10 in the Romanian Educational System), only if the students pass at least 5 IGCSE exams (3 mandatory subjects - English, Mathematics, Science and 2 optional subjects).

Year 12 and Year 13 students (which are the equivalent of Grade 11 and Grade 12 in the Romanian educational system) follow the IB Diploma. This is recognised as the equivalent of the Baccalaureate Diploma in Romania. The IB Diploma is recognised by universities worldwide. 



Lumina Educational Institutions schools provide education for children aged 3 to 18 years old, thus covering all areas of school levels: preschool, primary, middle and high-school.
There are two types of schools opened by Lumina:

-British Curriculum:
International School of Bucharest which is our school
International School of Oradea which has been founded in 2017.

-Romanian curriculum: 
International Computer School Constanta and Bucharest: and
Spectrum Schools – Bucharest, Constanta, Iasi, Ploesti and Cluj:


International Baccalaureate Organisation

ISB is an IB World School authorised to offer the Diploma Programme from September 2017 onwards.

As an IB World School, we are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully  and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.





Council of British International Schools

International School of Bucharest has been a member of COBIS since 2013




 Cambridge International Examinations

ISB has been an accredited Cambridge International school for the IGCSE and A Level exams since 2000. Every year an increasing number of students prepare and sit these exams in our school.
University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. The qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

The European Computer Driving Licence

Our school became an accredited ECDL® test centre in January 2015.








Eco Schools

ISB joined the Ecoschools family in January 2017. The aim of the Ecoschools project is to engage the youth of today to protect the climate of tomorrow.





The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme

ISB became a Duke of Edinburgh’s centre in 2015. The Award challenges students to that extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing themselves physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, they gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.