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St. Mary's School for Girls

100% of students achieved A* - B in drama and theater studies.
Address: Bateman St, Cambridge CB2 1LY
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Description St. Mary's School for Girls

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Founded: in 1898
  • Location: United Kingdom, Cambridge
  • Students age: 13 to 18 years
  • Educational programs: high school, GCSE, A-level
  • Total number of students: 639 people (foreigners account for 30%), of which 81 people live on the boarding school.
  • Type of study: single (only girls)
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

St.Mary's School is a prestigious and popular boarding school for girls. It was founded in 1898 by the Blessed Virgin Mary Institute. The establishment maintains a friendly, family atmosphere: from the first days of the stay, the girls feel at home here, in comfort and coziness develop their own skills, talents and abilities. The educational institution supports and encourages pupils to comprehensive development - both in academic, and cultural, spiritual, creative and sports progress of the individual. Separate studying, according to the latest scientific research, has a beneficial effect on the intensity of development and educational progress: girls receive optimal conditions, learn to be leaders and take responsibility, become more collected, confident, focused and attentive, significantly expand their range of interests. The school pays special attention to the study of the subjects of the artistic cycle.

St.Mary's School is located in the heart of the legendary Cambridge, an internationally renowned university city and educational center, where the atmosphere itself stimulates achievement of the set academic goals, to persistent learning, and fosters attentiveness and dedication. According to Mrs. Jayne Triffitt "It's hard to think of a better place to live than in the heart of one of England's most beautiful and vibrant university towns."

The school is proud of the academic performance of its students and graduates - according to the examinations it was recognized as the best in its county:

  • GCSE - more than 60% graduates pass on points from A to A*
  • A-level - also 60% of graduates demonstrate points А-А*.

Each year, several girls from the St.Mary's School graduates enter prestigious universities such as Oxford or Cambridge.

 

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Mary's School for Girls

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 10 607 £ / term

Brief information: GCSE program for international students. The school offers a separate educational process (for girls only) and maintains high standards of educational activity.

About the educational process: Very high demands are placed on pupils - both in terms of academic performance in basic subjects and in terms of the level of English language proficiency. Without practically perfect spoken English at the level of the carrier, it is almost impossible for foreign schoolchildren to go to school. On the basis of the institution there is a special department with experienced, strong, qualified teachers who will help:

  • Quickly improve the level of English;
  • Improve pronunciation;
  • Study grammar;
  • Expand lexical stock (including special academic terminology, separate lexemes for school subjects).

About the educational program: Both the GCSE program and the A-level program provide students with a wide range of subjects for study, from which one can select the most interesting and priority ones. The school pays a lot of time motivating the students, development of diligence and perseverance, mindfulness, stimulates to achieve high educational goals. Thanks to small training groups, the educational staff has the opportunity to help in different aspects of educational process:

  • Implement an individual approach;
  • Devote enough time to each girl;
  • Closely monitor academic progress and achievements;
  • Fill in the knowledge gaps on time.
Annual
16-18
from 11 207 £ / term

Quick overview: A-level program for international students. The school offers a separate educational process (for girls only) and maintains high standards of educational activity.

About the educational process: Very high demands are placed on pupils - both in terms of academic performance in basic subjects and in terms of the level of English language proficiency. Without practically perfect spoken English at the level of the carrier, it is almost impossible for foreign schoolchildren to go to school. On the basis of the institution there is a special department with experienced, strong, qualified teachers who will help:

  • Quickly improve the level of English;
  • Improve pronunciation;
  • Study grammar;
  • Expand lexical stock (including special academic terminology, separate lexemes for school subjects).

About the educational program: The A-level program provide students with a wide range of subjects, from which one can select the most interesting and priority ones. The school pays a lot of time on different aspects of education:

  • Motivating students;
  • Developing diligence and perseverance of students;
  • Improving mindfulness;
  • Stimulates to achieve high educational goals.

The educational staff has the opportunity to help in different aspects of educational process:

  • Implement an individual approach;
  • Devote enough time to each girl;
  • Closely monitor academic progress and achievements;
  • Fill in the knowledge gaps on time.

Accommodation and food

Cozy, comfortable building with all amenities, located directly on the territory of St.Mary's School, is ready to provide students with a full board accommodation. There is also a separate residence for high school students (Sixth Form Center) with a well-equipped center of computer science.

Pupils of grade 10 and older are living in private rooms, younger students live with other girls (rooms for several people). Shower and toilet rooms are located on all floors in sufficient quantities, and on fine days the students like to stroll through a well-kept, picturesque garden with fountains - it surrounds the entire residence.

Meals are organized according to the full board system, in spacious common dining rooms. The diet is diverse and balanced, fully taking into account all the needs of children and adolescents. Dishes for Muslim and Judaism practitioners, as well as a vegetarian table are provided for the international students.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, Classical civilization, drama, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, Greek language, history, Latin language, maths, music, physics, politics, psychology, Spanish, Theatrical art, Theory of the state
Events list: Athletics, dancing

Events St. Mary's School for Girls

Every month we offer trips to the theater, to famous performances and premieres, and on weekends you can take part in an interesting and informative excursion to various places in England, see sights and monuments, go to a museum, a gallery or an exhibition. In the summer for pupils cheerful expeditions and camp of adventures are arranged - it is obligatory with tents and evenings at a fire.

Equipment St. Mary's School for Girls

St.Mary's School pays close attention to the sports and creative development of girls, constantly organizing cognitive excursions and deepening the program of studying foreign languages. The pupils have ample opportunities for sports and active recreation:

  • Football
  • Dancing
  • Shooting their bow
  • Track and field athletics
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Self-defense
  • Boxing.

There is an art circle on the campus, many girls visit literary and music clubs, are fond of drama and other kinds of art, including visual arts.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters, interspersed with vacations for students' leisure:

  • Autumn: from September 1 to December 11 (vacation from October 23 to October 30)
  • Spring: from 4 January to 23 March (holidays from 15 to 19 February)
  • Summer: 12 April - 6 July (vacation from 30 May to 3 June).

The cost of one trimester of study is 10289 £, one year - 30867 £.

Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 75 £
  • Deposit for confirmation of place on the program (semester)
  • Supporting English language courses for foreign boarders (ESL) = 1200 £ / trimester
  • Registration in the guardian agency and guardian services
  • Initial knowledge level testing.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 75 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 5000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

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)
university
  • 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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- 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
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