English Language Schools in Sri Lanka

Colombo International School (Colombo)

Founded in 1982, the Colombo International School (CIS) is an English medium co-educational day school with separate Infant, Junior and Secondary sections. The Colombo branch is centrally located in Cinnamon Gardens with an enrolment of 1400 students. The Kandy branch was opened in 1998 is situated in Mawilmada, Kandy. CIS Kandy currently has 600 students on roll with plans to expand student numbers to 800 in the future.


The vision of the People’s Academy of Tertiary and Higher Education (PATHE) is to train youth to enable them to develop the inborn talents in the proper direction.

Overseas School of Colombo (Colombo (Battaramulla))

Founded in 1957, The Overseas School of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s oldest internationally accredited educational institution. It is the only school in Sri Lanka to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme from Pre-school to Grade 12.
OSC is a multi-national English medium international school catering to the needs of the internationally mobile expatriate community and Sri Lankan students. At OSC we provide the scholastic atmosphere that enables students of all nationalities to excel academically while helping them grow into socially and culturally conscious adults in an environment of respect and tolerance.

S. Thomas' College (Guutalawa)

S. Thomas’ College in Gurutalawa is a government approved private boarding school with a 66 year tradition of eminence. The College is located in the cool climes of the peaceful Uva hills at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level. With a harmonious blend of students of all races and religions from all parts of the country education is provided in the three national media : Sinhala, Tamil and English and follow the Sri Lankan programme leading to GCE O/L and A/L examinations.