Heritage: English private school with an international vocation
The Heritage Private School and Institute campus, with mountain and sea views, is an impressive sight along the road from Limassol to Troodos, with more than 1,300 culturally diverse students aged 2-19.
This school approved by the Cypriot Ministry of Education and academically selective aims to provide the same quality of education as a highly respected British private school. Teaching is in English according to the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum and the UK National Curriculum, and qualifications include IGCSEs, A Levels and a Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion) at the end of Year 13. The Heritage is a Cambridge International Scholarship Center and a center for Cambridge and Pearson Edexcel International Examinations, as well as LCCI and ECDL. The majority of students progress to university in the UK, Europe, USA and elsewhere in the world, with many achieving outstanding results and entering leading universities, such as the University from Cambridge, Imperial, MIT, Berklee College of Music and Sciences Po.
ICT is embedded throughout the school, both as a core subject in the National Curriculum, but also through our iPad 1-1 program, which requires all students in Years 2-11 to have an Apple iPad. We are very pleased with the way the program has been integrated into our curriculum over the past few years. It is a modern approach to learning that allows for greater differentiation and a more independent, personalized, active and engaging learning experience for our students.
The kindergarten and primary school collaborate with Engino®, with the aim of integrating STEM principles into the curriculum and developing students’ skills in robotics and computer programming. The secondary school also runs a gifted and talented program, identifying gifted students of all ages and subjects, and providing them with the opportunity to expand their intellectual frame of reference by exposing them to cutting-edge super-academic material. These experiences will allow them to reach their optimal academic and personal potential during their school life and beyond.
Academic excellence, personal and social development, respect, collaboration and strong self-discipline are all key aspects of the School’s philosophy. Students are raised in a caring and properly ordered environment. Qualified and experienced staff aim to develop each individual’s full potential, with plenty of academic and extracurricular activities to help everyone find their own niche. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning from an early age and to always be proud of their efforts and achievements both academically and personally. Effective communication and collaboration between school and home is strongly encouraged, as we believe it is integral to every student’s success.
Extracurricular, Institute and Summer School
There are over 100 extracurricular clubs and college institute classes in a variety of subjects and adult courses, as well as an annual summer school. Sports teams, and the very popular Heritage Basketball and Football Academies, compete in inter-school tournaments. Additional drama and music lessons are also offered and we have a school choir and orchestra. The school participates in many EU educational and community projects, other projects in Cyprus and abroad, including the Junior Achievement innovation camp and the Model United Nations conference at the International School of La Hague. We are also a European Parliament EPAS Ambassador School and offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Scheme, as well as community service and voluntary work placements. Our students excel in a variety of local and international competitions and have represented Cyprus in the Schools Formula 1 World Final.
The school is committed to sustainable development and environmental initiatives, for which it holds eleven CY GPP environmental awards, a Green Office Award by CYMEPA, EMAS Award, ISO 14001 accreditation and Eco-Schools Green Flags. All classrooms, including the science and ICT labs in the innovatively designed buildings, have interactive whiteboards, heating and air conditioning, and are rich with engaging educational screens. Our Technology Center is home to our book and uniform shop, our fitness center, our cafe serving organic salads and wraps, and our auditorium. The school also has specialized theater and dance studios, soundproof music rooms, an innovation/creators lab with 3D printer, art rooms, tennis courts, cricket, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a full-size FIFA Star 1 football pitch. , an educational resource center and a cafeteria serving homemade meals. This year’s student musical film, “Bonnie and Clyde”, will be shot in our state-of-the-art multi-purpose room. The beautiful 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheater is used regularly for school and community events. There is ample parking, as well as a school bus service.
The school is proud to hold the prestigious British Council International School Award (ISA) for “Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum”. Legacy has always held ISA status since 2008 and we are the only school in Cyprus to have been awarded ISA again 2019-2022. The ISA praised The Heritage for its “enthusiasm, commitment, creativity and innovative international work”.
This year, students at the school have won an impressive 17 Cambridge International Outstanding Learner Awards following the results of the Summer 2021 exams. Each year, we receive prestigious awards from both exam boards in recognition of our top performing students.
The school has won 8 Cyprus Education Leaders Awards; three Gold Awards in the categories ‘Digital Education’, ‘Facilities and Infrastructure’ and ‘Collaboration with Industry and Organizations (Engino®)’, and five Bronze Awards in the categories ‘Developing Leadership Skills’, ‘International Educational Collaboration’, ‘Links Communities”, “Cultivating Environmental Awareness” and “Developing Relationship Skills”. It was also nominated this year by IMH for the IN Business Awards in the “Services” category.
École Privée Héritage warmly invites you to entrust the education and pastoral care of your children to our dedicated team. Join us and share our superb facilities and excellent teaching, in our beautiful school campus.