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“Welcome” is the word you will hear most at EMIS. We will be delighted to answer any of your questions and guide you through the application process. Our application is entirely online. Click on the buttons above whether you want to apply for a place, or if you are simply interested in finding out more information. We are always here to help if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.

As a boarding school, we know that all children are different and would ideally like to meet you and your child, allow you to experience the school, and get to know you all so that we fully understand your needs. However, we have students from over 40 countries already studying with us, so we know that it isn’t always easy to come and visit the school. This is why we have created a process where you can find out everything you need to know about the school from our website.

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We look forward to welcoming you.
Maya Kogan-Elias, Director of Admissions | [email protected]

The Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS) is a unique international boarding high school with a mission of making education a force for peace and sustainability in the Middle East. Located in Hakfar Hayarok, a youth village and educational campus in central Israel, EMIS fosters intercultural understanding and promotes personal and social leadership. Through a shared educational and living experience, EMIS educates towards values of respect, diversity and global citizenship. Our students, Israeli, Arab and international, may choose between two prestigious international programs – either the intensive two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or the one-year Cambridge IGCSE. The international experience at EMIS is far more than the academic programs. All students participate in a rich extracurricular program, designed to enhance the formal syllabus with a wide range of individual, group and community activities. Sharing these experiences both in and out of the classroom is what makes the EMIS experience truly unique.


EMIS is an international high school in Israel for students from all over the world who live and study together. Our student body comprises students from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern regions, along with students from around the globe. Our academic curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The social and educational EMIS experience teaches diversity, dialogue and the value of peace. EMIS also teaches respect for the environment and promotes sustainability as a way of life.

EMIS cultivates personal leadership, entrepreneurship, community involvement and social impact—all the skills our students and graduates need to take a stand for a better world for us and our children.


  • Students may choose or combine two available tracks: the one-year Cambridge IGSCE and the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (10th-12th grade).
  • Our students come from different backgrounds: 20% are from Israel, 20% are from Palestine and Arab countries, and 60% are from 50 other countries around the world.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Admission is based on merit. Full and partial scholarships are available and granted on a sliding scale.
  • EMIS draws on Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit and teaches students the skills required to pursue entrepreneurial projects linked to peace and sustainability.