The International School of Paphos ISOP Private School
Description of The International School of Paphos ISOP Private School
- Founded: 1987
- Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Age of students: Day School: from 2 ½ 11 to 18 years / Boarding House: from 12 to 18 years
Type of education: joint, mixed
Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house)
Language of instruction: English
The International School of Paphos is a private, dynamic, forward-thinking co-educational and boarding school founded in 1987.
Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a stimulating learning and social environment, ensuring that all pupils are able to develop to the best of their abilities and flourish. The school developed gradually throughout the late 1980s and ‘90s, experiencing rapid growth at the turn of the 21st Century. It is situated in Anavargos Village, on the outskirts of Paphos. Our purpose-built campus was completed in 2006 and the boarding house opened its doors in September 2019.
Our experienced, caring teachers and support staff promote a well-rounded education, in partnership with families and the wider community. The school follows the English National Curriculum which is enhanced with a wide range of extracurricular activities while being mindful of the local culture. It provides an exemplary education to more than 1000 students, from the age of 2 ½ (Kindergarten) to 18 (A Levels / Apolytirion). Our student body is comprised of children from over 40 different nationalities, including pupils from Cyprus, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Ukraine and from other countries from all over the world.
The International School of Paphos is recognized both nationally and internationally. It is registered with and regularly inspected by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. It is also an approved centre for two of the largest UK examination boards, CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) and Edexcel / Pearson, as well as for the Ellinomatheia examinations (Greek language proficiency) from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In addition to IGCSE and GCE qualifications, which reflect a globally established standard of education, the school’s graduates receive a School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion) that is recognized in Cyprus, the United Kingdom, and across Europe.
The school is an Ambassador School of the European Parliament, as well as an ECO-School. It is also a centre for the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), recognized by the Cyprus Computer Society and CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies), as well as for LAMDA (Drama and Public Speaking examinations). Recently, the school officially became part of PASCH, the network of ‘Partner Schools for the Future’ established by the Foreign Ministry of Germany and its cultural organization, the Goethe Institute.
Faculties and colleges
Through a well-planned curriculum, we offer challenging and rich learning opportunities where a child’s desire and curiosity to learn will be stimulated and fulfilled. We encourage a positive self-image, independence and self-confidence. We understand that children develop at an individual pace and each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential.
Our curriculum maintains a balance between structured activities and free play. We teach towards the Early Learning Goals for the Foundation Stage as set out in the English National Curriculum.
In addition, we follow the aims outlined by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and the Department of Labour and Social Welfare who regularly inspect the facility.
PRIMARY SCHOOL (Key Stages 1 & 2)
From Reception to Year 6 of our Primary School, we lay firm foundations for them multi-faceted development of each child. The curriculum includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Citizenship, Physical Education, Art, Music, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Greek.
With the help of our experienced staff and modern teaching media, we guide our pupils towards an outstanding level of achievement. Each student gains the self-confidence and drive for personal success.
SECONDARY SCHOOL (Key Stages 3, 4 & 5)
Our seven-year programme of study, with its wide choice of options, creates a wealth of opportunities for our students’ future. Up to and including Year 9, we follow the English National Curriculum, which is enhanced by the Greek programme of studies within a multi-cultural environment. This prepares our students for the global society. Equipped with IGCSEs, A Levels and a recognised Apolytirion (School Leaving Certificate), they are ready to face university and the world of work.
Our Careers Department advises Secondary School students about access to higher education, professional training and the world of work. This includes applications to British universities (through UCAS), as well as universities in other European countries, such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, the USA (via the Fulbright Commission) and other parts of the world.
Our Careers Advisers also aim to promote the personal development of our pupils and enhance their research skills.
Graduates for our school study at prestigious universities, mainly in Britain, such as the London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, University College London, Manchester, Glasgow, as well as universities in Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Australia, Russian Federation, Dubai and Switzerland.
Programs and prices, tuition fees in The International School of Paphos ISOP Private School
Accommodation, meals, prices
Our Boarding House is a home away from home. We provide all the first-class facilities you would expect, and even more, but the individual care that we offer each child is what sets us apart. Children from around the world to become part of our family while benefiting from the finest in International private education. Ours is a dynamic community of up to 70 girls and boys, aged 11 to 18, some of whom are with us 7 days a week, and others 5 days—heading to their homes on the weekends.
The Boarding House is brand-new with state-of-the-art facilities. It is located right next to the school and is divided into two residential floors. Boys and girls stay on separate floors. Dedicated and experienced boarding staff live alongside the children, providing daily support and guidance. The House Parents are available 24 hours a day and maintain an open-door approach, so students are always welcome to discuss any concerns they may have. Resident staff members have their own apartments on each of these floors as well, so support is always within easy reach.
To further support our students’ health on all levels, an on-site nurse and school counsellor are available to our students. Boarding staff members are trained to administer medicines and care for non-serious issues. The school has close access to medical centres and hospitals with whom we have an excellent relationship, should more serious health issues require expert care. All international boarding students sign up for a private Health Insurance Plan.
Daily life at The International School of Paphos Boarding House offers a perfect balance of variety and routine. Our location near the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and our approach to learning ensures that our boarding students experience a rich assortment of activities outside of their daily schedule. We equip students to excel in the classroom and apply their knowledge to every area of life. In addition, we encourage them to pursue personal interests and adventurous activities, including making friends, participating in hobbies and enjoying leisure-time. We strive to help students establish a healthy balance that they can sustain in their future.
Our Boarding House has a wonderful yard and garden with lemon, orange and olive trees. We often have barbecue dinners or home-cooked pizza nights in our special outdoors oven. All our rooms are equipped with modern furniture and en-suite bathroom facilities. All rooms have air conditioning, heating, central digital control and wi-fi access. Most of our rooms are single but double and triple rooms are also available. Within the school grounds, students also have access to excellent sporting facilities, including indoor swimming pool, indoor sports hall, outdoor football pitch, outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
- Outdoor bbq area
- Self-catering facilities
- Communal sitting rooms
- Vending machines
- TV rooms
- Library equipped with computers
- Study and tutorial rooms
- Laundry facilities
- On-site parking for cars and bicycles
- Wheelchair accessible
- Fully-equipped sick bay supported by counsellor and nurse
- Affiliation with local private health clinics and doctors
Activities The International School of Paphos ISOP Private School
The curriculum is significantly highlighted by extracurricular activities, both for Primary and Secondary School students. Clubs and activities provide additional extra-curricular subjects or enhance a child’s current studies during the school year.
These change from one academic year to the next, depending on demand, but sports, music and drama clubs are always offered. Secondary School students have the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations conferences, The International Duke of Edinburgh's Award and other events.
Our students frequently win prestigious awards from (CIEA) Cambridge Assessment International Education, reflecting their academic excellence. Two of our students recently earned “Top in the World” awards for scoring the highest marks globally in AS Level Histoy and IGCSE First Language Russian. Other pupils achieved “Top in Cyprus” at IGCSE, AS or A Level in many subjects across the curriculum.
We also excel in the fields of Art, Music, Drama and Sport, in which our students have been recognised and gained awards on National, European and International levels.
Facilities and equipment at The International School of Paphos ISOP Private School
- Purposebuilt Kindergarten complex
- Welllit and spacious classrooms with air conditioning and central heating, computers, projectors and interactive whiteboards
- Four computer labs
- Four science laboratories
- Multipurpose sports hall and performance centre (volleyball, basketball)
- Indoor heated swimming pool with facilities for spectators
- Astroturf football pitch, running track and athletics facilities with provision for spectators
- Outdoor basketball, volleyball and tennis courts
- Spacious art facility with internal gallery
- Wellequipped music room
- Media room for presentations and screenings
- Drama Studio and Theatre
- Multipurpose room for physical and creative activities
- Covered and open play areas for all age groups
- Elevators and ramps providing wheelchair access
- Library and bookshop
- Sick bay + Nurse
- Stateof-the-art theatre (to be developed soon)
- Boarding House
Admission dates and extra charges
Assessment fee: €50
Registration deposit: €340
Enrolment fee: €260
Application fee: €150
Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol
The International School of Paphos students are admitted to the primary school based on interviews and taking into account tests in mathematics and English. For all other stages of the school - middle and high school - sure confident knowledge of the English language.
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Recommendations on when to apply
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