Our Admissions Process

How to apply to Halcyon

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

Our application process reflects our school. It is holistic, personal, and intentional. Through this process, we aim to learn if the applicant is well suited to strive toward their unique potential at Halcyon and if Halcyon fits well with the student’s and family’s educational goals.

Halcyon has a rolling admissions process, meaning there is no deadline. However, we process applications in the order in which they are received. Due to the limited number of places we encourage families to apply as soon as possible as grades/year groups fill up quickly. The process consists of three stages.

There is no entrance exam for general applications to Halcyon. We are interested to know how a child can demonstrate their learning every day rather than what can be shown in one hour. Therefore, we review a range of documents offering different perspectives and spend time with both parents and applicant in an informal interview to assess if Halcyon and student/family are the right fit. Our priority is for each student to thrive in our school by providing an education that challenges and inspires.

Who should apply?

Halcyon provides an exceptional learning environment for students who have the self-discipline, a positive attitude and the aptitude to thrive academically in the rigorous IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Our students have the opportunity to develop the necessary academic proficiencies and life-readying skills to be inquisitive and collaborative learners. Halcyon students strive to be engaged and open-minded global citizens.

Halcyon’s general criteria for applicants:

  • strong academic performance  
  • a positive, independent, and a strong work ethic
  • a desire to be collaborative and internationally-minded
  • self-discipline and an ability to engage meaningfully in an independent inquiry
  • personal engagement with community activities
  • and an appreciation of the value of learning additional languages

We look forward to receiving your application. Should you have any queries about the admissions eligibility or criteria, please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Director, call or email us via the Contact page, or read more in the Admissions Handbook below.

Before you apply we encourage you to become familiar with our Curriculum featuring the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme and Halcyon’s unique beyond the IB curriculum features that ensure a holistic approach to a life-readying education.


Halcyon offers generous means-tested bursaries for school fees to deserving, academically strong students. Please contact the Admissions Director to express interest in applying for a bursary prior to beginning the application process. 

Read our Bursary Policy

Admissions Handbook

Please read this information before applying