TLC Private School and Institute
Type: Preschool, Primary and Secondary
Age range: 2 ½ to 18
Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 1:11
Principal/Head: David Lewis
Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
Governance: Directors of The Learning Centre (TLC) Peyia Ltd who are licensed by the Ministry of Education and Culture
Head of admissions: Catherine Lewis
Admissions policy: TLC is an inclusive school and admits both Cypriot nationals as well as international students. Admission is via application and assessment of each student’s needs in respect of English and Mathematics. School also offers targeted English language lessons
Scholarships: Scholarship allocations are at the discretion of the school’s Directorate
Mid-term entry: Students can be admitted at any point in the year provided a place is available in the year group
Applying from abroad: Yes
Tuition fees: Range from €3,000 – €7,500 per annum
English national curriculum
Type of exams: IGCSE, GCSE, AS, A Level, BTEC, Apolytirion plus ECDL and Anglian
Languages: All lessons are taught in English. Students also receive Greek language lessons as part of the curriculum. Cypriot nationals receive tuition according to guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Sports: Tennis, Sailing, Softball, Football, Basketball, Athletics, Netball, Handball, Cricket, Tag Rugby, Swimming, Rounders
Music: Keyboard, Piano and Vocal Lessons, Violin, Guitar, Choir, GCE including composition and music technology
Clubs: Drama, Phonics, Gardening, Cooking, Maths, Art, Robotics (Engineering Design and Computer Programming); Handwriting and Spelling Club, Learning with Games, Greek, Spanish, French, Saturday Club, International Award (Duke of Edinburgh)
Science laboratory, EDCL approved Computer suite, Art Studio
Sports facilities: Astroturf Football Pitch (off-site), Athletics Arena (off- site), Swimming Pool
Bus service: 3 school buses. Our mini buses enable us to travel to venues very easily for educational visits, university exhibitions, sports matches, etc. For some students, buses operate as a daily taxi to and from school
Boarding School: No
School hours: Lessons: 08:55-14:00; Clubs: 14:00-15:00; Aftercare until 17:00 available
Exams: IGCSE and GCSE examinations in Year 11 (or earlier if capable) and AS and A Level and BTEC examinations in Years 12 and 13, along with the Apolytirion in Year 13
Parents’ association: Yes
Student support: TLC Private School students benefit from being part of a small nurturing community where they are supported and challenged to meet their social, emotional and educational potential. The school embraces diversity and has a community of students with a wide range of skills and abilities. The school’s motto, ‘Every Child Matters’ ensures that each child’s needs are catered for. In support of this, while being a non-selective school we evaluate needs at entry in Mathematics and English in order to tailor provision and ensure that students are appropriately challenged to make the progress of which they are capable.
TLC Private School is in its ninth year and has emerged as one of the premier private schools on the island of Cyprus with an extraordinary history. Its directors, Jill and Chris Watts, originally came to the island to retire but, having been approached by expatriate families, decided to open a small school to complement the choices available at that time. Nine years on, the school has gone from strength to strength with students from the age of 2.5 to 18 and with a committed staff of over fifty experienced teachers who all have the future of the students at heart.
Having begun life in upper Peyia nine years ago, the school moved to large premises in Agios Georgios and, after an extensive programme of improvements, is now able to offer a broad education with excellent facilities to students from the local area.