New Schools Index ranks 125 best schools in the world

Carfax Education has published its latest annual Schools Index, ranking international private schools on academic results, ethos and reputation.

Children in the classroom examining the globe with magnifying glass
Covering the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, South East Asia and the rest of the world, Carfax Education’s Schools Index 2023 is reviewed and selected by a panel of education consultants. The guide also provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees, as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports. With both the demand for and choice in international education growing, the guide is a useful resource for parents and pupils as they decide their next steps.

Exploring international schools - resources from Relocate Global

Celebrating excellence in education

All schools in the index are assessed on formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, as well as their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare students 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, as well as those further afield, such as St Paul’s School in Brazil and Geelong Grammar School in Australia.New entries for this year include UK senior school, Radley and UK prep school, Port Regis, as well as The British School in Delhi and The Dalton School, USA. 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."

Top schools listings

Jo Duncan, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey said: "We are delighted to be included in the Carfax Education Schools Index as one of the Top 125 private schools in the world this year and a Top 30 UK Senior School. Wycombe Abbey strives to be a world leader in girls' boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. We aim to ensure that our pupils leave our School as confident, articulate, independent young women. It is my privilege to lead Wycombe Abbey and to be recognised in this way by Carfax Education’s Schools Index."   Lists in this year’s Schools Index include:

Relocate Global's Education section has a wealth of information, including curriculum choice and Featured Schools from around the world. Dip into our series of over 30 Webinars offering a wealth of knowledge and insights to help international parents choose the right school to ensure the whole family will flourish.

View webinars by topic

Schools Fair Autumn 2023 670x180
Subscribe to Relocate Extra, our monthly newsletter, to get all the latest international assignments and global mobility news.Relocate’s new Global Mobility Toolkit provides free information, practical advice and support for HR, global mobility managers and global teams operating overseas.

Related Articles