About Avenor College
We are a non-profit school for students aged 2-19 founded in 2007. We opened as a nursery school, and the first students entered the High School in 2015. Our first A-level class graduated in 2019.
Most of our students are Romanian and we have responded to a demand from families in Bucharest for the best British style education. We are proud about the BSO recognition received in 2017 “Good with Outstanding features”, which is a great accomplishment as we are not a traditional British School: we are rooted in both British and Romanian traditions, with our identity and practice also informed by other international experiences. We take pride and believe in our heritage and legacy.
Our teaching staff is a mixture of Romanian, British and other nationalities.
It is the school’s success that has allowed us to grow so rapidly. From modest beginnings, we have grown to 600 pupils from Kindergarten to Year 12, and we have plans to extend our campus up to 800 pupils.
The school provides a caring, nurturing environment where pupils are encouraged to become independent learners. Our aim is for our children to go on to attend some of the world’s finest universities, but we also want our Romanian students to gain a sense of responsibility to contribute to their country’s development in the future.
Avenor College has been growing year on year. Whilst the nursery and primary end of the school have been long established, the Secondary school is relatively young having only had two cohorts of graduates as of 2020. Over the last 3 years we have grown from one form entry to 3 form entry and exam results have improved year on year. We are a selective school with wonderful students who are ambitious, polite and gifted.
We seek always to think beyond examination success and we have developed an excellent reputation for innovation. Our innovative practices include a programme of Learning outside the Classroom and internships, an extensive co-curricular offer, bilingual learning and a distinct approach to cross-curricular themes. Our name reflects our approach and aspirations: ‘Avenor’ derives from the ideas of being decisive while following your path and building for the future. For more details, please visit our website.
Avenor College is located on two sites. The Nursery school is located in a historic villa on Alexandru Constantinescu Street, very close to the city centre. The Primary, Middle School and High School are in a 4,300 sqm purpose-designed campus on the edge of Baneasa Forest, to the north of Bucharest.
Bucharest is a cosmopolitan and culturally rich city, with excellent (and cheap) transport connections with cities throughout Romania and the rest of Europe. The cost of living is considerably less than in most western European cities. The city is a safe place to live in. Here you can find an active expatriate community. Romanian society is welcoming to foreigners and most people speak English. The Romanian language is difficult to learn, but we would encourage you to try, and people are very willing to help you. Romania is a country with a diversity that is worth exploring in detail.
Our teachers from outside Romania usually enjoy living in Bucharest and, while some will gravitate to the expat communities, many feel that they are able to integrate fully into the life of the city and take advantage of what Romania has to offer. You can find here more details about Bucharest.