– What makes Halcyon special?
– What is the ‘profile’ of a Halcyon student?
– What curriculum is taught at Halcyon?
– At what age can my child begin to attend Halcyon?
– What is the difference between the MYP and the GCSE?
– At what time does school start and end?
– What extracurricular activities do you offer
– What extra language classes do you offer?
– What language acquisiton classes do you offer?
– Where do your students go after Halcyon?
– When should I submit my application? Is there a deadline?
– What support do you offer for Special Educational Needs?
– What are the typical class sizes?
Halcyon seeks students who evidence the academic skills and competencies to thrive in an International Baccalaureate environment recognised for its academic rigour and diverse assessment methods. Find out more on our admissions page.
Halcyon is an English-speaking International Baccalaureate School. Between Grade 6 (or Year 7 or 11 years old) and Grade 10 (or Year 11 or 15 years old), Halcyon offers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). In Grades 11 and 12 (or Year 12 and 13), students follow the IB Diploma Programme. You can learn more about the curriculum and subjects taught here.
The IB MYP is distinguished by the following features:
· a student centred approach which fosters development of the attributes of the Learner profile.
· an international curriculum that fosters learning in global contexts.
· an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and connection to real world issues and problems of
concern and interest to young people.
· an emphasis on community service and action.
· rigorous, criterion-related internal assessment along with externally marked onscreen
examinations and portfolio assessment at the end of the programme in Grade 10.
The school day commences at 0900 and concludes at 1600. Extra-curricular activities run from 0800-0900 and 1600-1700. Students have a morning break from 10.00-10.15, lunch from 12.15-13.00 and an afternoon snack as well.
A wide variety of extracurricular activities before, after school and during lunch breaks are offered. Please review our full list here.
We offer the following mother tongue classes to the level of advanced courses and as taught by the IB MYP with the expectations that students would continue their mother tongue language into the Diploma Programme: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Icelandic, Italian and Spanish. We have the provisions for offering other languages such as Finnish, Arabic, Danish, and others too. The cost of these extra classes can be found on our fees page.
Halcyon students go on to the world’s best universities, including Oxbridge, Ivy League, Russell Group, top Canadian universities, highly-competitive performance arts and medical school programmes, and a wide range of other international programmes.
Halcyon offers a rolling admissions programme. Families can apply at any time in the year and applications will be reviewed as they come in. However, some grades can fill up quickly. Therefore, we encourage families to begin the application process as soon as possible. Once we have reached our maximum capacity in a particular grade, candidates who are approved for admission are placed on a waiting list.
Our Learning Coach ensures that all our students have the chance to be equally equipped to approach the academically challenging IB curriculum, offering communication and learning support to students with Special Educational Needs. See our Admissions page for essential guidance on application requirements for students with Special Educational Needs.
Our class sizes range from 8 to 16. Our maximum class size is 16.
Read more about visit options at Halcyon, and our private tours, Taster Evenings, and Open Houses. We encourage you to contact our Admissions Director, Maria Rosengren, with any questions you may have. We accept applications all year round, and offer Open Events throughout the year in order to provide you with a variety of opportunities to explore our school. We also invite you to read more about the future-forward and academically rigorous nature of the IB curriculum: IB vs A Levels.