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IPS Macedonia

IPS Macedonia

Skupi 11, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

+389 (0)2 3070 723



IPS Macedonia
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private
Head of School Marija Mihailovik Atanasovska
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 370
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Donche Risteska
MYP Coordinator Esma Yildiz
PYP Coordinator Natasha Kanzurova Manev
Associations IB

IPS Mission

IPS lays the groundwork for a life-long love of learning by combining the benefits of multilingual and intercultural education, promoting international awareness. We strive to provide opportunities to reach both the intrinsic and extrinsic educational potential of every student. We create global leaders who are compassionate learners, who engage, enlighten, empower and contribute to building a better world.

IPS Vision

IPS Macedonia enriches the mind, strengthens the character, and inspires the hearts of our students.

IPS Macedonia's philosophy is to support the educational path of students from infancy to adolescence, in a safe, caring environment. We encourage students to try new things so they can figure out what inspires them. Despite the academic preparation, we are deeply committed to helping prepare young people to thrive in a complex, global community. That means we focus on the whole person, on character development, as well as on their academic progress. We prepare students to unlock their highest potential and contribute to the community and the world in which they work and live.

IPS Macedonia is a private school open to students of all nationalities between the ages of 1 to 18 years. IPS was first established in 1998 by a diplomat of Brazilian/American nationality temporarily residing in Skopje, in collaboration with Marija Mihailovikj and Tanja Todorovski, two Macedonian university students, as a means of providing her children with a good nursery school education.

IPS Macedonia with its 24 years of existence and implementing educational activity, is the oldest private International preschool, now school, in Skopje. It is a testimony to the quality teaching that is performed in it, and the proof of that is the very successful generations of students resulting from it. Now they are knowledgeable professionals in their work in various spheres of life. In 2018 IPS started to implement primary educational activities and in 2020, the Secondary school started to enrol students. With the growth of the Secondary school, IPS Macedonia will cater for children between 1 - 18 years old. The school aims to achieve its full capacity of 570 students in the coming years.

Our campus provides the ideal environment for your child to learn and grow. We offer dedicated facilities to support different types of learning. We have:

  • A dedicated science lab
  • Classrooms designed for, Design, Music and Visual Arts
  • Gym for Physical Education
  • Extensive outdoor spaces including a sports field, multiple play spaces
  • A wide range of After school activities
  • A door-to-door bus service.

In the Primary Years Programme, the school offers a play-based learning approach through the Early Years, allowing children to discover the world around them and supporting the development of the whole child. Through play, and inquiry children develop an essential set of skills and they develop as readers, writers and mathematicians, and a sense of wonder is fostered as they grow socially, emotionally and academically.

The Middle Years Programme encourages students to be active learners who ask challenging questions, allowing them to continuously make meaningful connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom. During the MYP, our team of experienced teachers accompany and guide students on their learning journey. Emphasis is placed on individual growth and encouraging students to reflect upon their learning. Teachers facilitate students' learning and help prepare them for the rigorous demands of the IB Diploma Programme.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

Within the dynamic IB environment, students are encouraged to think critically and become independent learners, coming prepared to class, presenting the material and being coached by their teachers. Assignments are demanding, and the balance between academic work and co-curricular activities allows students to tailor the programme according to their interests and develop an impressive university profile in the process.

Students who graduate with the IB Diploma are advantaged in their acceptance to highly-regarded universities, because the expectations for a good university candidate are the foundation on which the IB DP is built.


Students can apply to our school all year round based on availability. For further information about admissions or to schedule a visit to the school, please contact us at infopyp@ips.mk