Minister's Office
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PRIVATE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION


Private Education

The Private Primary and Secondary Education departments of the Ministry of Education and Culture, are responsible for any issues related to the Private Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as Private Institutes.

Specifically, the:

  • Department of Primary Education: addresses issues related to the establishment and operation of Private Kindergartens (including community kindergartens) and Private Elementary Schools.

  • Department for Secondary Education: addresses issues related to the establishment and operation of Private Secondary Schools as well as Private Institutes.

Private Schools

Private Kindergartens, Private Primary Schools and Private Secondary Schools operate in accordance to the “Private School and Private Institute Law of 1971-2012” of the Republic of Cyprus which is available at the following link:

         Private School and Private Institute Law of 1971-2012

No Private School can operate unless it has been approved by the Minister of Education and Culture, upon recommendation from the Private Education Advisory Committee.
Currently, 171 Private Kindergartens, 28 Private Primary Schools and 39 Private Secondary Schools operate in the Republic of Cyprus and are categorised in three types according to the curriculum offered:

  • Schools of the same type: Private Schools of the same type are those schools which strictly follow the existing curriculum of Public Schools.

  • Schools of similar type: Private Schools of a similar type are those schools in which 2/3 of the major subjects follow those in the Public Schools as to content and duration.

  • Schools of a different type: Private Schools of a different type are those schools which do not belong to any of the above mentioned categories.


The lists of Private Kindergartens, Private Primary Schools and Private Secondary Schools, which are approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture, are available at the following links:

         Private Pre-Primary Schools
         Private Primary Schools
         Private Secondary Schools

Private Institutes

The establishment and operation of Private Institutes is governed by the ”Establishment and Operation of Private Institutes and Other Related Topics Law of 2018” which is available at the following link:

         Establishment and Operation of Private Institutes and Other Related Topics Law of 2018

No Private Institute can operate unless it has been approved by the Minister of Education and Culture, upon recommendation by the Private Education for Private Institutes Advisory Committee.
The list of the approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture Private Institutes is available at the following link:

         Registered Private Institutes

Contact Information

Tofaridou Froso
Chief Education Officer
Head of the Department of Private Education
Email: dme-idiotiki-ekp@schools.ac.cy

Primary Education
Gavrielidou Andrie
Education Officer
Phone number: 22 800804
Fax: 22 800869 
Email: agavrielide@moec.gov.cy

Secondary Education

Private Schools

Alexandridou Emily
Private Schools Education Officer
Telephone: 22 809512
Fax: 22 809537
Email: ealexandridou@schools.ac.cy

Despotis Avramis
Private Schools Education Officer
Telephone: 22 809512
Fax: 22 809537
Email: adespotis@schools.ac.cy

Michael Michalis
Private Schools Education Officer
Telephone: 22 809512
Fax: 22 809537
Email: mmichail@schools.ac.cy 

Private Institutes

Neofytou Savva Charalampia
Private Institutes Education Officer
Telephone: 22 806356
Fax: 22 809537
Email: chneofytou@schools.ac.cy 

Tegeridi Ioanna
Private Institutes Education Officer
Telephone: 22 806356
Fax: 22 809537 


 
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