The Falcon School

The Falcon School

Established:  1976

Language:  English

Type:  Early Years, Primary and Secondary

Age range:  3 years 8 months – 18 years +

Students:  360

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio:  Not available. The School is multi-cultural and multi-racial in ethos and composition.

Principal/Head:  Anthony Balkwill

Student/Teacher ratio:  9:1

Mission: To provide an active, inquiring learning environment, where all students can develop into confident critical thinkers, and independent lifelong learners

Governance:  Privately owned and operated, recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Education

 

ADMISSIONS

Head of admissions: Lisa Georgiades

Admissions policy: Assessments (Primary); Entrance Examinations (Secondary)

Scholarships: Partial scholarships for outstanding academic performance are awarded in the Secondary Department

Mid-term entry: Yes

Applying from abroad: Yes

Tuition fees: €4000 – €7600

 

CURRICULUM:

UK, adapted for Cyprus

Type of exams: GCSE/IGCSE/GCE A level/IAL

Languages: English, Greek, French, Spanish

Sports:  A very wide range of sports of all kinds

Music:  Vocal, instrumental, orchestral, music theory

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR
Clubs and societies, including Youth Parliament, Model United Nations, Toastmasters, Drama, Chess, Choir, Orchestra, Cookery, Sports, Science, First Aid and St John’s Ambulance, Newspaper, Yearbook

 

FACILITIES

General Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computing and ICT laboratories

Sports facilities: 25m solar-heated indoor pool, training pool, gymnasium, sports hall, full-size Astroturf pitch, 400m running track, multipurpose courts, athletics facilities

Bus service: Yes

 

POLICIES

School hours: 7.30 am – 4.45 pm Monday – Friday

Exams: Mid-year Core Assessments; End-of-Year Examinations; Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge public examinations

Uniform: Yes

Parents’ association: Falcon School Parents and Guardians Association (FSPGA)

Student support: Educational Counsellor, Form Tutor system

 

HISTORY
The Falcon School was founded in 1976, by Mr and Mrs Ierides, as a place where children of all nationalities and creeds can live and learn joyfully together in a spirit of mutual respect and tolerance. Over the past 40 years, the School has continued to add to its impressive facilities, and is in the middle of an ambitious renovation project, which involves renewing and improving the buildings and grounds. The School has always cherished traditional values, but we also aim to prepare our students for the challenges of the modern world.

 

WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS

What are your strengths?
Located in Strovolos and easily accessible from Nicosia and the motorway, we are an intimate community, where teachers and students all know each other well. Academic standards are high, and there is individual support where needed. Our graduates go on to study at World Class Universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, McGill, and other Russell Group and Ivy League Institutions.

Can parents visit during school days?
We welcome visitors to come to see the School in operation, and maintain regular communication with parents, through Parents Meetings, formal written reports, and our Schoolbase Parents Portal, through which parents can keep up to date with homework, marks and their children’s attendance records.

Does parents’ association have a role or say in decisions?
The Falcon School Parents and Guardians Association (FSPGA) is involved in the life of the School, contributing to activities throughout the School year.

Is apolytirion given to students?
We award a Falcon School Leaving Certificate to all students who graduate from the Seventh Form. This certificate is recognized by Universities as an equivalent to the Apolytirion.

 

WHAT THE PARENTS SAY
What do you like about the school? In what way has school children been good for your children?

MARILENA KAFARIDOU: When my children left the Falcon, and went on to University, they had been very well prepared – not only academically, but also as independent, confident young people, used to meeting people from many different cultures.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: P.O. Box 23640
1685 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 424781
Fax: +357 22 422398
Email: [email protected]
Admissions email: [email protected]
Office hours: 7.30 am – 4.45 pm Monday to Friday

Website: www.falconschool.ac.cy

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