The Highgate Private School

The Highgate Private School

Established: 1991

Language:  English

Type: Primary, Secondary and Early Years department

Age range: 2 to 18

Students:  250

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio:  55:45

Principal/Head:  Dr Maria Theochari

Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1 (Class assistants in the younger years) lower student/staff ratio for the preschool

Governance:  Privately owned

ADMISSIONS

Administrator:  Patricia Stephanou

Admissions policy: Diagnostic tests and personal interview

Scholarships: based on talents, academic achievement and financial circumstances

Mid-term entry:  Yes

Applying from abroad:   Yes

Tuition fees:  Primary: €4,900 to €6,100, Secondary: €6,300 to €7,100 yearly; discounts for early payment and siblings

CURRICULUM

British Curriculum; Emotional Literacy and Health  Education in all departments; STEAM- Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in all departments; Financial Literacy, Creative and Critical Thinking in all departments; Food Science Technology and Environmental Studies in all departments. IPGCE – Teacher training through Buckingham University

Type of exams: GCE/IGCSE

Languages taught:  English, Greek, French and Spanish

Sports: Football, Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball

Music:  Students have music lessons until the end of Year 9

EXTRACURRICULAR

Clubs: Art, Singing, Maths, Upcycling, Debating, Chess, Robotics, ICT, Drama, Masterkids, Bricks4Kidz, Hip Hop, Tag Rugby, Combat Fitness, Duke of Edinburgh, Gymnastics, Virtual travel and many more; Erasmus+ (ongoing European Projects with our partner schools in Europe); Eco Schools – we are an eco-friendly school and our activities include taking care of the environment and promoting recycling and reduction of waste

FACILITIES

Science Laboratory

Sports facilities:    Futsal court and swimming pool

Bus service:  Yes, bus service both ways (cost to the parent)

Boarding School: No

POLICIES

School hours: 07:55-13:30; afternoon clubs until 02:15-16:00

Exams:   Internal exams as well as the external IGSCE/AS/A2 examinations

Uniform:  All students wear uniform except for Years 12/13 and Early Years

Parents’ association: Yes, we have a Parent Teacher Association

Student support:  Student Council for Primary and Secondary, School counsellor, and Career guidance counsellor

HISTORY

The school was founded by Dr Maria Theochari in 1991. The aim was to establish a child-centred learning environment for all children. From the initial 17 children, the numbers tripled within two years and bigger premises were found to accommodate the new popular school. In 2004 a secondary level of education was added.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 5 Irinikou Street, Ayioi Trimithias 2670, Nicosia
Email:[email protected] (for all office enquiries and admissions)
Tel:+357 22 780527, +357 22 773475
School office hours: 07:30 – 15:30pm

Website: http://www.highgateschool.ac.cy/

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