Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned at school
— Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist
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A Thinking Community that promotes innovative collaboration.

Halcyon Team

The founders of Halcyon are four international families with experience of their children attending International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools. We are visionaries, dreamers and eternal optimists. Collectively, our experiences range from non-profit, finance, entrepreneurship, travel, diversity, property and diplomacy. Culturally, our life and work experiences span Europe, Asia, Africa and The Americas. Where we all converge is our passion for the future of global education.

An equally skilled and passionate team are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, under the leadership of Halcyon's Director.

Halcyon Vision

Education: from educe meaning "to draw out".

Halcyon London International School is guided by a belief that an exceptional education will draw out, nourish and awaken the unique potential of each student.

Halcyon Mission

Building on the foundations of the IB, Halcyon is a thinking community, committed to holistic teaching and learning; nurturing engaged, reflective and responsible, life-ready, global citizens. The mission is achieved through our Core Aims.

Halcyon Core Aims

Halcyon will:

  • ACHIEVE academic and professional excellence by supporting students and staff to strive to reach their potential by 21st Century standards including a high level of digital literacy
  • ATTRACT and retain the finest IB educators and staff with a commitment to competitive remuneration, on-going professional development and a strong community ethos
  • BUILD a school community based on integrity and respect that supports, educates and nurtures its internationally-minded community
  • CREATE an encouraging and challenging environment where the guardians, innovators, thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow can explore, challenge and master the tools and concepts needed to be confident, active and thoughtful global citizens in a digital world
  • CULTIVATE the courage to discover; valuing and learning from mistakes; daring to explore and celebrate the efforts and successes of others
  • COMMIT to service and civic responsibility by sharing expertise with the local community through educational events, sharing professional development with fellow educators, and developing community service activities and projects with local residents and local and global charities
  • SEEK strategic partnerships with leading foundations and institutions to collaborate to enhance and develop best practice in all aspects of school life.

Halcyon will also reflect and honour the Mission Statement of the IB.

Hyde Park

Halcyon is located in the center of London close to Hyde Park.

Halcyon Key Dates 2016/17


Monday 01 July to Thursday 25 August 2016
School closed: summer vacation

Friday 26 August 2016
Orientation for new students and families

Monday 29 August 2016
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 30 August 2016
First day of Term One

Monday 12 to Friday 16 September 2016
Halcyon residential trips

Monday 03 October 2016
School closed: Staff professional development day

Tuesday 04 October 2016
Community day

Wednesday 12 October 2016
School closed: staff professional development day

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October 2016
School closed: mid-term break

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Friday 16 December 2016
Last day of Term One

Monday 19 to Friday 06 January 2017
School closed: winter vacation

Monday 09 January 2017
First day of Term Two

Thursday 26 January 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017
School closed: mid-term break

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Friday 07 April 2017
Last day of Term Two

Monday 10 to Friday 21 April 2017
School closed: spring vacation

Monday 24 April 2017
First day of Term Three

Monday 01 May 2017
School closed: public holiday

Monday 29 May 2017
School closed: public holiday

Friday 02 June 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Friday 30 June 2017
Last day of Term Three

Monday 03 July to Thursday 24 August 2017
School closed: summer vacation

Friday 25 August 2017
Orientation for new students and families

Monday 28 August 2017
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 29 August 2017
First day of school: academic year 2017/18

Halcyon Key Dates 2017/18


Tuesday 29 August 2017
First day of school: academic year 2017/18

Monday 11 September to Friday 15 September 2017
Halcyon residential trips

Thursday 21 September 2017
School closed: staff professional development day

Thursday 05 October 2017
School closed: staff professional development day

Thursday 12 October 2017
Halcyon community day

Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
School closed: mid-term break

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Staff professional development half day: no afternoon classes

Friday 15 December 2017
Last day of Term One

Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 05 January 2018
School closed: winter vacation

Monday 08 January 2018
First day of Term Two

Monday 29 January 2018
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
School closed: mid-term break

Tuesday 13 March 2018
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Thursday 29 March 2018
Last day of Term Two

Friday 30 March 2018
School closed: public holiday

Monday 02 April 2018
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 03 April to Friday 13 April 2018
School closed: spring vacation

Monday 16 April 2018
First day of Term Three

Monday 07 May 2018
School closed: public holiday

Friday 25 May 2018
Staff professional development half day: no afternoon classes

Monday 28 May 2018
School closed: public holiday

Thursday 31 May 2018
Community day

Friday 29 June 2018
Last day of Term Three

Monday 02 July to Wednesday 04 July 2018
Staff report writing and resource planning days

Thursday 05 July to Tuesday 07 August 2018
School closed: summer vacation

Wednesday 08 August to Tuesday 14 August 2018
New staff orientation: school leadership available

Wednesday 15 August to Friday 17 August 2018
Staff professional development days

Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August 2018
Staff curriculum planning days

Monday 27 August 2018
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 28 August 2018
Staff curriculum planning day

Wednesday 29 August 2018
First day of Term One

 

You will find Halcyon near Marble Arch in the W1/Zone 1 area of central London. It is steps away from a dozen bus lines and is equally well served by the Tube:  Marble Arch, two minutes, Edgware Road, six mins and Baker Street, 10 minutes. The purpose-built school is newly-refurbished with ample room for students to study, learn and socialise. The community has easy access to a nearby sporting facility as well as London’s most famous outdoor space - Hyde Park. Click here to download a local map showing nearby tube stations and external venues/facilities we use.

Halcyon London International School is located at 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU.