Many families with school-aged children often ask us about the choice of schools available in Paphos. There are a few options and below is a brief summary of all the available schools in and around Paphos. If you have something to add please let us know so we can share it here.
There are three main private schools in the Paphos area all of which are accredited. After completing GCSE “O” and “A” levels children can receive career and educational guidance in order to choose the right University whether it is in the UK, the US, Australia or the EU. Students and teachers come from a variety of backgrounds making for a diverse, rich educational experience.
The International School of Paphos is in the Mesogi/Mesa Chorio area near to the centre of Paphos and has been educating children since 1987. It is a private English speaking school from Kindergarten – 12. It is a private English speaking school from kindergarten right through to Year 13. Pupils of The International School of Paphos are tested internally for their School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion), which is recognised by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture as well as by British and other European universities. The school has a fantastic campus that opened in 2006 with many modern facilities. The staff at the school are equally impressive with many teachers having been there for 20+ years. Families, parents, staff and the community are involved with the school in many ways to help students become responsible, well rounded, global citizens.
The Learning Centre (TLC) has two campuses with nursery, kindergarten and primary school being based near the harbour in St George and a new secondary school opened in September 2019, based at The Parkland Estate, Peyia. TLC’s mission statement is “Where every child matters.”
Aspire is currently based on Tombs of the Kings Avenue and operates a limited intake policy in order to keep class sizes small and enable them to give personal care and attention to every child.
TEL: +357 266 236 06 is building new school premises in the Tomb of the Kings area. They have small class sizes and try to cater to each child’s individual learning style. The school also uses the British National Curriculum.
In addition to English schools, some families opt for Greek schools where their children will be taught in the Greek language. In each village, there is a local Greek school that can be an option for children just starting their education. As always, I would recommend visiting each school, speaking with the teachers and also visiting the schools when school is in session to get a good feel for the school.
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