Welcome to… Private Education in Cyprus
24 October 2018
For young families seeking European Citizenship, the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment programme is a superb solution.
Once granted, Cypriot citizenship is valid for life and can be passed on to future generations, allowing you and your children to reap the rewards of increased mobility, quality education and a secure way of life.
EU membership & superb education
Cyprus has been a European Union member since 2004, and for many years, successful families have settled here to take advantage of the year-round warm climate, low tax rates and the well-established, international education system.
Cyprus has a wealth of well-regarded international schools spread across the island. Most schools teach either the British or American curriculum with lessons predominantly conducted in English, but there is a handful of institutions that cater for French, Arabic and Russian speakers.
Omar Mina, Latitude’s Managing Director in Cyprus has advised many families on where to educate their children: “The International Schools here are used to welcoming students from all over the world. Although lessons are usually conducted in English, most teachers are bilingual, and all International Schools teach multiple languages as part of the curriculum.”
There are over 30 international schools dotted throughout the island, but here are five that Omar regularly recommends.
The American Academy Nicosia
Founded in 1922, The Academy has a long history of providing top class education in a caring environment. The American Academy Nicosia provides outstanding learning opportunities for students from two years and eight months to nineteen years of age. Following the British curriculum, The Academy welcomes both Cypriot and international students.
The English School
The English School is distinguished and steeped with a rich history having been founded in 1900. The Nicosia-based school has a rigorous selection process for admittance and teaches a British-style curriculum to students at the secondary level. The campus is one of the largest in Cyprus and boasts extensive sport grounds including a large multi-purpose indoor sports centre, a football field, running and athletics tracks, a hockey field, three tennis courts and four futsal fields. The school is located within Nicosia, in a safe area and surrounded by beautiful parkland.
The International School of Paphos
The highly regarded International School of Paphos is located on the outskirts of the seaside town of Paphos. Its purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities were completed in 2006 and they teach the British curriculum, in English, to students from kindergarten all the way through secondary. The school also offers boarding options for secondary age students.
Foley's School in Limassol
Founded in 1970, Foley's is one of the most highly reputed schools on the island boasting the highest turnout of Oxbridge students. There are two campuses spread across Limassol. Foley's students come from over 45 countries and can attend the school from KG to Grade 12. Average class sizes are 25 students with 600 students overall.
Heritage Private School
With over 1,000 students from over 50 countries, Heritage Private School is one of the largest educational institutions in Cyprus. The truly multicultural school, set in the hills above Limassol, boasts state-of-the-art facilities and teaches the UK National Curriculum in English. The school teaches students from nursery age all the way to 18, preparing them for entry to University.
Granting Citizenship in Cyprus
Cyprus’ outstanding private education is just one of many benefits that citizens of Cyprus receive. Cyprus’ Citizenship-by-Investment programme streamlines the application process, and with an investment from €2 million families can be granted passports within six to twelve months.
Once granted, Cyprus passport holders can travel to 171 countries worldwide and have the right to live, work and conduct business throughout the European Union.
Although there’s no minimum residency requirement for Cyprus’ Citizenship-by-Investment programme, you must still purchase and maintain a property worth €500,000 or more on the island.
Find out more
For more information on the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment programme and how your family can prosper from the benefits of moving to Cyprus, fill out our contact form and Omar and his team will be happy to advise.