St George’s In Top 125 Private Schools Worldwide - 2023 Schools Index

The fourth annual edition of the Schools Index, featuring the top 125 private schools in the world, has been published by leading global education consultancy Carfax Education. St George’s is proud to feature for the fourth consecutive year.  

Categorised by region, prospective families can access a list of the top 125 schools for 2023 across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, reviewed and selected independently and impartially a panel of education consultants.

As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare pupils for life beyond academia.

Top schools listed for 2023 providing exceptional education for students include world-renowned British schools such as Eton College, Wycombe Abbey and Rugby School, and leading international schools Bangkok Patana School (Thailand), St Paul’s School (Brazil), The British School of Brussels (Belgium), The British School of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and The British School of Delhi (India). St George’s is the only school in Rome to feature.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “Now in its fourth year, the Schools Index has rapidly become a valuable resource for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world - as well as for the private schools sector.  This year's guide has been comprehensively curated by international experts, with each school notably recognised for their own individual footprint in education, including academics, facilities, preparation for university entry, unique ethos and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. Demand for excellent schools remains high and is still fiercely competitive, as parents strive to ensure their child receives the strongest foundations to set them up for a lifetime of success.’

Dr John Knight, Principal of St George’s said: “It is an honour for St George’s to be recognised in the Schools Index by Carfax Education as one of the top 125 private schools in the world for the fourth year running - every year since the lndex’s inception - which places the school in the company of the best schools worldwide. This is a testament to the fantastic teaching in the school and our wonderful pupils who achieve among the very best results in Europe year on year with our graduates going on to attend the very best universities around the world.  This recognition for 2023 goes alongside our fantastic IB results this year where we were the highest performing IB school in Rome and the only school in the area to make it into this distinguished list.”

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