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ACS Hillingdon International School

Address: Uxbridge UB10 0BF, United Kingdom
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Description ACS Hillingdon International School

ACS Hillingdon International School maintains a day-long form of education and offers balanced and effective curriculum programs for children from all over the world, both international standard (IB) and classical American (Advanced Placement). At a school that is comfortably located in London, children from 4 to 18 years old can study - today representatives of more than 50 nationalities are studied here!

ACS Hillingdon International School strives to develop all the abilities and talents of students, regardless of the sphere in which they manifest themselves. Individual approach to each student makes it possible, if necessary, to adjust the curriculum, to pay personal attention to everyone, to carefully monitor all successes and difficulties.

The entire school is divided into 3 departments:

  • Kindergarten + Lower School = 4 to 10 years
  • Middle Classes Middle School) = 10-14 years
  • Senior High School = 14-18 years.

The curriculum includes mainly the following programs:

  • Supportive additional course for students of grades 6-10 IB Middle Years Program (complements the main course)
  • IB Diploma (international pre-university course)
  • Advanced Placement (the traditional American program of senior classes and preparation for the university).

The fact that in high school students can choose for themselves the educational program is very important. It not only provides an opportunity to prepare for the chosen university in any country of the world, but also educates students as individuals who are ready to make personal choices and be responsible for their decisions.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ACS Hillingdon International School

Program name
from 22 870 £ / year

High school

For middle-class students, the IB Middle Years Program was developed. A special course for pupils of grades 6-10 is not a separate educational course, but an effective addition to the main chosen program, aimed at developing a philosophical, holistic, interdisciplinary approach to learning.

For foreign students, the support course "English as a Foreign Language" (EAL) is offered. These are classes in small groups with specially accredited specialists, aimed at the overall development of all key language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. After the completion of an additional intensive course, foreign students can study together with their peers only on the main course.

from 25 390 £ / year

IB Diploma

The IB Diploma program is aimed at pupils of 11-13 grades. This is both a secondary education course for high school students, and effective preparation for the selected university: the IB certificate is highly valued all over the world extremely high, so it does not limit graduates in choosing a priority university.

In addition to the subjects chosen for study, students also attend several compulsory additional courses:

  • General theory of cognition (TOK), increase of basic academic skills and productivity of studies;
  • CAS (Activity, creativity, service): a comprehensive program combining creative activities and volunteer, social activity, charitable activities;
  • Writing an extended essay (the volume is not less than 4000 words, the topic is approved with the supervising teacher).

Advanced Placement

The course is designed for high school students (11-13 grades), corresponding to the American national standards of secondary education. The program is quite complex and intensive: subjects are studied deeply and thoroughly, therefore, the AP certificate is valued so highly. Students can choose priority disciplines for themselves, after consulting with the curator and teachers. As a rule, at this stage, students already represent a priority university, faculty and specialty, so it makes sense to pay close attention to the most priority subjects, the study of which will continue at the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

ACS Hillingdon International School only offers a full-time form of study - there are no places for students in the residence. With the help of our manager and the school placement department, you can find a suitable host family: a lot of houses of decent and trusted citizens are located within walking distance, and for more remote areas a regular school bus is provided.

There is a spacious common dining area on the school grounds (lunches are offered at an additional cost): schoolchildren receive a balanced meal, all meals are prepared exclusively from local, fresh and healthy foods.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 2D design, Acting skills, algebra, anatomy, Applied Mathematics, art, biology, Business and management, ceramics, Chinese, Comparative policy, computer techologies, Digital photography, Dutch Language, economics, engineering, English, Environmental science, Fashion design, French, French culture, geography, german language, Graphics and illustration, history, Italian language, Japanese, Macroeconomics, maths, Microeconomics, music, musical group, Natural Sciences, physics, politics, Production of radio programs, psychology, sculpture, social sciencies, Spanish, statistics, technology, the photo, Visual arts, World history,  History of america

Events ACS Hillingdon International School

Sport is an integral part of student life - starting from grade 6, students are practicing almost daily: both in the general curriculum and visiting optional sections. Individual and group studying are provided. The necessary infrastructure is available both on campus and outside the campus within walking distance:

  • Numerous, multifunctional fields and platforms
  • Large gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Sites and tracks for running and field athletics
  • Football field
  • Rugby field
  • Field for baseball
  • Field for softball.

The most popular types of activity among students are kickboxing, dancing various directions, basketball, football, tennis and gymnastics. The large sports club Booster provides children with general fitness and physical studying. Successful pupils can participate in the activities of school teams, perform at regional, national and even European competitions.

The creative part of extracurricular activities is also very developed and diverse - each student will find a lesson for himself:

  • Street dances
  • Foreign languages ​​
  • Information technology
  • Ecological projects
  • Scientific experiments
  • Chess
  • Theatrical and dramatic art
  • Cooking.

Senior students can compete for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Prize - a similar item (and especially one of three prizes) will be a positive line in the university admission application.

There are regular excursions, exciting trips and walks, hikes: for foreign students this is the best opportunity to get acquainted with the traditions, history and culture of Great Britain.

Equipment ACS Hillingdon International School

The ACS Hillingdon International School campus is just 15 minutes from the central part of the English capital: it is a beautiful, refined architectural complex, where the charm of old classical mansions is combined with excellent technical equipment and modern infrastructure. The territory is perfectly landscaped: students can spend their spare time in the clear days on green lawns, gardens and shady trails.

The campus infrastructure includes:

  • Modern functional IT laboratories
  • Extensive library
  • Spacious common dining room
  • Playing fields and grounds (for team games and individual classes)
  • Tennis courts
  • Modern Harmony House Center with several music classes and rehearsal studios
  • Digital recording studio
  • Computer labs and laboratories with the latest PCs.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the selected course (1 academic year - 2 semesters)
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Leisure and entertainment activities, excursions.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Academic deposit (refundable) 
  • Lunches
  • Examination fees
  • Additional excursions, trips and activities (optional)
  • Individual academic / language lessons (optional)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (to be paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 225 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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