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The upper secondary school is named after the distinguished Bulgarian jurist, Prof. Dr. Ivan Apostolov, whose scholarly work and expertise greatly enhanced the reputation of Bulgaria. He was not only an accomplished legal expert but also a prolific author of civil and contract law textbooks and numerous scholarly articles. His final work, “A Tale of Man,” is an essay that showcases his vast knowledge and profound thinking.

From the school’s inception, specialized textbooks and supplementary materials have been developed to support the Law and Management specialized study programs. These resources were primarily authored by experts from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the University of National and World Economy.

Initially young and ambitious, these individuals are now esteemed experts and highly respected in academia, including Prof. Dimitar Tokushev, Prof. Tencho Kolev, Prof. Lachezar Dachev, Assoc. Prof. Pavel Sarafov, Prof. Metodi Markov, Prof. Roumen Markov, Judge Toshko Danov, Judge Evelina Stoyanova, Prof. Hristo Ivanov, Assoc. Prof. Angel Manchev, Assoc. Prof. Tsvetan Davidkov, Assoc. Prof. Aneta Elemkova, Assoc. Prof. Axenia Zamfirova, Assoc. Prof. Roumen Minkovski, Nikolina Nedeva, Olimpia Vedar, Assoc. Prof. Ani Simova, and Plamen Tododrov.


"Prof. Ivan Apostolov" was established as the sole high school in Bulgaria offering specialized Law and Management programs, with a custom syllabus sanctioned by the Ministry of Education.


The school expanded into an English Language School, enriching its curriculum with additional programs in Law, Management, IT, and Humanities.


Since 2009 the school has been functioning as a certified center for the Pearson Test of English (EDEXCEL), offering tests aligned with the European Framework of Languages standards.


“Azbuki” Elementary School was founded in 2012, quickly gaining recognition and preparing students for their upper secondary education.


Since the 2014/2015 academic year, our school has been housed in the "Azbuki" school complex, located in the Mousagenitsa district. This comprehensive educational center includes the "Little Steps" Kindergarten, "Azbuki" Elementary and Lower Secondary School, and the "Prof. Ivan Apostolov" Upper Secondary School, all accompanied by a sports complex. The facilities feature a sports hall equipped for basketball and volleyball, a swimming pool, and three additional gyms. Over 27 years, our school has become renowned for its engaging programs, the high level of English proficiency students achieve, and a warm, supportive environment that contributes to the distinctive character of our school, making it an appealing choice for high school students.


From 2016, the school joined the European Parliament's school ambassadors program. By 2017, it was recognized as an innovative school, actively incorporating new interdisciplinary subjects, emphasizing project-based and web-based learning, interactive and play-based study, as well as design thinking approaches.


In 2023, “Prof. Ivan Apostolov” Private Language Upper Secondary School proudly marked its 30th anniversary, celebrating three decades of educational excellence and progress.
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