The Transylvania College story started 23 years ago, from a kindergarten founded by Simona Baciu in her Cluj-Napoca apartment. The kindergarten turned into a school of 600 students with an average fee of 6500 EUR per year. Transylvania College offers a full educational track, from nursery to high-school, where Romanian and foreign children are prepared for the top universities in the world.
“We started in our apartment with nothing. We only had some stuffed and knitted toys that I made. For two years we had the kindergarten at our place. We then rented a room with a furnace that I had to start every morning at 4 a.m.. Gradually, we found people who came from abroad and confirmed we are doing something good”, remembers Simona Baciu when talking about the early days of the school she founded with her husband, Dr. Dan Baciu.