PASCAL English School is a private co-educational six-year English-medium secondary school whose graduates receive an Apolytirion (recognised national secondary school leaving qualification). PASCAL English School Lefkosia was founded in 1988. It is a day and boarding IB World School. PASCAL English School Lemesos was founded in 2002 as a day school. PASCAL English School Larnaka was founded in 2003. It is a day and IB World School. All three schools are fully recognised by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
Pupils are admitted to Year 1 after succeeding in the entrance examinations. Pupils coming from PASCAL Primary Schools are not required to take the entrance examinations. In subsequent Years pupils are admitted based on the most recent progress report from the previous school and/or placement examination in Mathematics and English and/or an interview.
Year 1 corresponds to Year 7 of the UK educational system. As the school runs a six-year secondary programme, its pupils graduate having completed Year 12. Lower school pupils, Years 1-3, follow a broad curriculum consisting of 14 compulsory subjects. Upper school pupils, Years 4-6, study 6 core subjects plus 3 to 5 additional optional subjects. In addition to the school work, which is geared towards the Apolytirion, pupils may take the IGCSE, GCE AS and A Level/International A Level examinations in their optional subjects. Alternatively, in Years 5 and 6 pupils may follow the 2-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which also leads to the Apolytirion and The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate/Diploma Programme Courses Results.
The school fosters a healthy competitive environment and runs comprehensive mandatory extra-curricular activities programme with an aim of enriching pupils’ knowledge and hands on experience outside the academic arena. For example, pupils are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills by organising various fundraisers, by attending specialized summer schools or volunteering in summer programmes abroad. Pupils are continuously encouraged to step out of their comfort zone in order to learn to help others and to broaden their international perspective. Consequently, these experiences inspire them to become responsible and compassionate young people aware of the challenges ahead. Thus, PASCAL English School graduates meet the expectations and the requirements of highly competitive universities worldwide.
The graduates secure placements at top UK, other European, USA and other worldwide universities based on the Apolytirion only or the Apolytirion with other secondary school leaving qualifications (GCE A Levels/IAL or The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate/Diploma Programme Courses Results).
Columbia Private Institute is licensed by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, is a member of the IATEFL and ClubEFL and is also accredited by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE). We closely collaborate with the British Council Cyprus concerning English Exams and CPI’s premises are regularly used as British Council exam venues.
The institute’s syllabus, which follows the Common European Framework (CEFR) for all the English programs, is organized by our academic team, comprised of university professors in addition to the director and experienced native English speaking teachers, so as to ensure standardized curriculum for all levels and classes.
Columbia Private Institute was established in 1985 and has recently moved to its newly purpose-built premises. Its facilities include spacious classrooms, equipped with computers and projectors, a lending library with books and other interactive material appropriate for each level, plus a conference room where it regularly hosts lectures by eminent doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and educators. Each classroom has a capacity of twenty students, but the number of students in each class is limited to fifteen, which allows ample space for kinesthetic activities. CPI’s facilities are also fully air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and provides ample parking. The IGCSE and IELTS among other exams are conducted on the school’s premises. CPI’s overseas division, hosting international students from all over the world on its adult, family and summer camp residential programme is known as Columbia International and is a member of the English Language Schools Association of Cyprus (ELSAC).