Gateway to Learning

Our motto, ‘Gateway to Learning’ is about nurturing our children to become good people through an education which is inspirational in nature, holistic in perspective, global in context and responsible in practice. We achieve this by providing a world-class education through a challenging, well balanced international curriculum in a dynamic environment. The children and young people are encouraged to sensitively embrace global perspectives, respect diversity and individual needs, to enable them to become empowered to act responsibly in a complex, changing world. 

Our curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate for each age group and involves co-operation with parents, family, community and the world around us.

We recognise the importance of speaking more than one language and so we offer additional languages including, Greek, French and Spanish. 

In a multilingual environment students learn from each other, enriching and broadening their awareness, respecting their right to be educated and to contribute.  Offering bilingual and trilingual programs enables a variety of opportunities whilst it brings youth together, aspiring to be informed citizens of today and the future. 

Older students are provided with a challenging curriculum to prepare them for life. Emphasis is placed on teaching these transferable skills in an age dominated by information and where critical thought is paramount. The stimulating curriculum goes far beyond the more traditional subjects of Maths and Science, to include Drama, Photography, Media and Film studies, European and Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology and General Studies and others. As one of the first schools in Cyprus to include Careers Education in the curriculum, Highgate also teaches students how to best communicate their ideas at interviews and choose subjects appropriately for their future studies. 

We monitor progress closely, where individual meetings and support are provided to both students and parents, setting achievable academic targets geared to the individual abilities of each pupil. We pride ourselves in the excellent pastoral care system provided by a professional team who listen, support and prioritise every child’s well-being. Emotional health today is of paramount importance, and all our staff and parents are offered training with the leading experts.    

Naturally, a school’s primary concern is education. However, we believe that what the school offers outside the classroom is of equal value in developing the whole child. As part of an international European community, the students’ perspectives and horizons are broadened through involvement in the many after school activities; Comenius, Eco school projects, as well as the exclusive participation in collaborative projects with many Foundations and schools abroad, which include Kids Save the Earth, Global Leadership Foundation and the Solar Tree Foundation. We also celebrate an island-wide creative writing competition with other schools and focus is also given to the sporting spirit which runs high as students compete in internal and external tournaments. A Sports Leadership certificate will also be taught next year, enabling students to become a qualified sports assistant coach. 

Forming close relations with our local community, we actively engage our students in many activities. We represent the International Art Miles project, which enables us to mural paint in Cyprus and abroad. Working with the elderly in the local area, fund raising for children in need, are but a few of the responsibilities of our Pupil Council. Other initiatives include the annual talent show, hosting social and cultural evenings for parents and students as well as having themed weeks such as Art Week, Science Fair and Cooking Competitions. All of these are fun as well as providing students and staff the opportunity to meet and share beyond the classroom. 

As a teacher training school we have close collaboration with a number of Universities both local and abroad. The local European University is closely working with our music department to organise a concert in June, called One World. Our continuous collaboration with Buckingham University enables us to offer support and training practice to many adults each year.

Our ultimate goal is to inspire and motivate our students to want to learn for themselves so they leave with a solid education that opens doors for them which enable them to succeed in their chosen career, with interests that develop into lifelong passions, lifelong friends and fond memories. We see our school as a place where students are well prepared for adult life following in the well-established Highgate tradition of tolerance and compassion, and our students as people who are responsible, willing and able to contribute to society in a meaningful way. 

Highgate Private School- Gateway to Learning

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Address: 5 Irinikou, Agioi Trimithias, 2670 Nicosia. Cyprus
     P.O.Box: 20748
Tel: +357 22 780527
Fax: +357 22 773474
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Why Highgate?

We're proud of Highgate for many reasons. The school is a multi-cultural place to learn about the world and our approach to learning recognises this, where all pupils are treated as unique individuals with different educational and social needs. And yet, through such diversity, Highgate nurtures a strong sense of togetherness and happiness Read More...

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My name is Thusi and I have been at Highgate for 9 years. I like the teachers at my school, who are friendly and teach in a fun way. You know everyone here. You can mix with students of different age groups.
My name is Nefeli. I am in year 9. The school is small but I think that the reason we are all so happy is because we all know each other. Small groups are beneficial because we learn so much better and we get a lot of personal attention.
My name is Kyle. I am in in year 9. Everyone is friendly, respectful towards each other. We are an international school from different places of the globe. All the activities that the school offers are really great and most of us feel that everyone in our community cares. The school offers homework club and many out of school activities. It is such a positive environment.
My name is Maggie, I am 14 years old and I come from Poland. I have been at Highgate for the last 3 years, and I really like being here. When I enter the school gates I am important, as this community is part of all of us. I have many friends, and everyone cares for each other. We all get individual attention, and all the teachers inspire and support us. My school is like a home to me and to all of us students. We are so lucky to be here.
My name is Mutasem. I have just joined the school and I already made many friends.
A friendly atmosphere, a caring and safe environment. The School has managed to bring together young, energetic, qualified, knowledgeable and dedicated teachers, specialists and admin staff. The support of teachers has been individual and outstanding. My son has now developed new healthy and balanced lifestyle habits and his self-confidence has grown significantly.
Olga Bystrova | Parent
My children are in Highgate for the 5th year and they love it. Academic side is very good, teachers are professional and really love children. There are also many after school and during school activities for general child development. The environment in the school is very friendly and family like. I can see from my kids that they are taught to love learning not just for the grades. Also what I like about the school is that each child is individual and is seen as individual.
Natalia Polyntseva | Parent
My child has developed so many skills within a relatively short time and his progress is tremendous. The head-teacher is always accessible and willing to practically support parents and pupils. Private education at its best!
Andreas Nicolaou | Parent
Pubic Speaking: Pubic Speaking was really good for me. It actually did help me a lot. Ok, it didn't get me more self-confidence because i already have too much hehe , but it did teach me a lesson about life.
Alvaro Hergueta Year 8
Pubic Speaking: For me, the public speaking course was not only enlightening, showing me techniques for speaking to a large crowd, small group or even individuals which I was previously oblivious to, but also allowed me to understand how I as an individual needed to prepare for a speech. Finally, the course also helped me control my nerves when speaking publicly. I found the tutorial very helpful, and actually, unexpectedly quite enjoyable. In my opinion, the hands on approach of Mr. Leonidas and the school's administration assisted our improvement greatly.
Chloe Savvidou Year 10
Pubic Speaking: Public speaking was a great experience that allowed me to be truly dependent on myself after practising over and over again, working through the problems that we encountered. It truly was a fun and extremely important life lesson to learn.
Jonny Hart Year 9
Pubic Speaking: It helped me with raising my confidence
Ino Polykarpou Year 8
Pubic Speaking: It helped me with facing my fear and helped teach me how to talk to a group of people and not stress out.
Thusi Rohan Year 8
Pubic Speaking: The public speaking gave me self-confidence
Maggie Tomaszewska Year 8
Pubic Speaking: It helped me be more organised and improved my behaviour.
Enyalios Papadopoulos Year 8
Pubic Speaking: Public speaking has helped me open up to a number of people and share my opinions and helped me overcome my fear of talking to big numbers of people
Alex Christofi Year 8
Pubic Speaking: The public speaking competition helped me feel more courageous when talking to bigger groups of people.
Kyle Fox Year 8