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St. Nicholas Preparatory School

Address: 23 Princes Gate, London United Kingdom SW7 1PT
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Description St. Nicholas Preparatory School

  • Location: London, England
  • Age of students: 2 to 11 years
  • Total number of students: 250 people
  • Educational programs: pre-school education (KS 1-2 levels)
  • Type of accommodation: full-time only
  • Type of study: mixed.

Independent Private School Nicholas Preparatory School is designed for pre-school education (preparatory courses for the school) for children from around the world from 3 to 11 years. The school adopted a mixed form of studying: boys and girls can learn here. Only the daily form works, the educational institution does not provide accommodation, does not have its own residences. The total number of students reaches 250 people.

The institution was founded in 1998 and is still located in its original location - in the prestigious and quiet Kensington district of London. Studying in preparatory classes (including a kindergarten) is conducted according to the world famous Montessori method, which has proved itself and is popular all over the world. The children are brought up with useful academic and personal qualities that are priceless for the further development  of the personality, will help them in the future to study in middle and high school. Curriculum St. Nicholas Preparatory School is quite versatile, diverse, which allows to show talents and abilities of each child, to see its unique features, to give the chance to develop giftedness. The result of the studying is not only excellent academic knowledge, but also a steady motivation for new knowledge and discoveries, diligence in studies, excellent exemplary behavior and upbringing, knowledge of etiquette. The basic principles that the school seeks to follow are:

  • Equality
  • Working in a team
  • Variety
  • Mutual respect
  • Friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Main objective of Nicholas Preparatory School consists not only in academic development, but in personal development - every young student is seen as an independent, unique personality with a set of merits and positive qualities.

The quality of the offered academic programs is clearly illustrated by the statistics of graduates who continue their studies at the best boarding schools in Great Britain:

  • The Westminster School
  • The Queen's Gate School
  • Emanuel School
  • St Francis Holland School.

The great attention is traditionally paid to sports and physical development, art. There is a large number of studios, clubs of the interests, constantly organized interesting events, competitions and sports days, talent contests, shows and concerts.

Children of any origin, nationality, religion and denomination can study at school. Nicholas Preparatory School does not belong to this or that church, but teaches children the Christian traditions of respect, mutual understanding, compassion and tolerance.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Nicholas Preparatory School

Program name
from 7 165 £ / term

For young students, a special curriculum is developed that not only meets the national standards of efficiency, but is also very exciting and interesting for young children. The main list of disciplines studied by children includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Natural sciences (general block of physics, chemistry and biology - introductory courses)
  • Classics (special course, which includes the lessons of Latin, the history of classical civilizations and lessons of the Greek language).

Accommodation, housing and food

Nicholas Preparatory School is accepted exclusively day time form of study, students are not provided with accommodation. If necessary, we will help you to find a successful, profitable and comfortable option for living in London for the duration of studying (for younger schoolchildren, the English host family is most often selected).

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : applied Science, art, biology, computer science, drama, drawing lessons, English, English literature, exact sciences, geography, history, maths, physical Culture, Physical culture and sports sciences, The art of dance, theater, World literature
Events list: Athletics, Ballroom dancing, dancing, excursions, football, gymnastics, music studio, table tennis

Events St. Nicholas Preparatory School

The physical development of students, as well as their rest and leisure in school, is paid much attention, no less than academic studies. Children are encouraged to instill love and a craving for a healthy lifestyle, active rest, art and creativity. You can visit music classes or drama theaters, engage in fencing or ballet, climbing, judo or dance - and this is not a complete list of extracurricular activities.

Equipment St. Nicholas Preparatory School

Campus St. Nicholas Preparatory School, although it is small in size, includes everything necessary for comfortable study, recreation, sports and a variety of extracurricular activities. During the studying, students attend spacious, bright, fully equipped classrooms, a library. There are separate studios for music and fine arts, classes for drama lessons.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

This price of the course does not include and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Tuition fee 
  • Additional academic activities (optional)
  • Additional entertainment and leisure activities, excursions (optional)
  • Shuttle service round trip
  • Round trip airfares
  • Guardianship (registration fee in the agency + guardian services)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services 
  • Consular fee (payable at Embassy)
  • Courier delivery of documents
  • Personal pocket expenses.

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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