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1. Rathdown School for Girls
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1973, Rathdown School is a private day and boarding girls' school located on Upper Glenageary Road in Glenageary, just south of Dun Laoghaire in Dublin.

We consist of a Junior School for girls ages 3-12 years and a Senior School for girls ages 12-18 years. A pupil’s name may be entered for the school at any time, although early application is advised.

Rathdown currently has around 600 girls enrolled - 400 in the Senior School and 200 in the Junior School. Class sizes rarely exceed 25, so it is possible to give individual attention and to develop the special abilities and interests of each student. We believe that each student is unique and should be valued for herself.

The school enjoys a superb location and setting, overlooking the sea and with inland views of the Wicklow mountains.

Our academic achievements are outstanding by any measure and the vast majority of our pupils continue to 3rd level education in Ireland and abroad. Rathdown was built on the proud traditions of four original schools: The Hall School, Hillcourt School, Park House School and Glengara Park School.

Parent Testimonial:
"She has enjoyed herself immensely and at the same time progressed academically. It has been a great experience. It has been great at all levels." 
- Ruth Cosgrove (Second Year Parent) – Ireland / Spain
Junior School:
Starts at pre-school age (ages 3 years) up to P6 (ages 12 years). A challenging and child-centred learning environment.

- Pre-school
- Extended day programme (all year round)
- Camp Rathdown (during school holidays)

Senior School:
Secondary school for ages 12-18 yrs offering Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Programmes. We also provide boarding for senior school students.

Also: An extensive range of pastoral, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is provided.
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Rochester Independent College, Kent
Courses / Programs
Rochester Independent College, in the County of Kent, just east of London, offers a distinctive alternative to a conventional sixth form and a stepping stone between school and university.

Established in 1984, we accept day students from the age of 11. Boarding is available for A-level students and Year 11 students on GCSE courses who are aged 16 or older. 

Students come to us from all over the UK and the world, as well as the local area. There are no bells ringing, no uniforms and everybody is on first name terms. The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school where students are treated as young adults.

About 65 of the College's 280 students are boarders. Our Halls combine the informality of a university residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults.

The College offers students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence and acts as a stepping stone between school and university.

Our focus is on examination success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations. Rochester Independent College is accredited by the ISC (Independent Schools Council).
Co-educational Secondary School Program for boys & girls ages 11 and up:

- Day Programs (ages 11 and up)
- Full Boarding Program (ages 16 and up)
- One or two-year GCSE courses in the Lower School
- One or two-year A-level courses in Sixth Form
- Retake programs – GCSE and A level
- Medical, Dental and Vet Science Programs
- Visual and Creative Art courses
- Film and Media Studies
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
Horizon Adventure & Education Centres Ireland
Courses / Programs
Horizon Adventure & Education Centres Ireland was established when leading figures with unrivalled experience in outdoor education and adventure came together to produce exciting and challenging day and summer camp programmes for children and teenagers featuring a highly-imaginative combination of educational content and adventure. We also provide an unprecedented range of programmes for Irish school groups, and schools and parents can be assured that Horizon is a reliable, committed, environmentally friendly organisation which is motivated to appeal to children - and make them want to return for more.

We offer a range of summer camp and day activities at our three centres, at Horizon's Camp Rockwell on the main Dublin-Cork road near Cashel, Co. Tipperary, at Wesport Adventure Centre in Westport, Co. Mayo on the West Coast and at Wilson's School, on the N4, in the Midlland´s Lake District, near Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, just 48 miles from Dublin. Whether you choose a day camp or summer camp for your child, it will be a journey of discovery and self-awareness, that allows them to get the most out of their time with us while making new friends. We guarantee memorable holidays.
- Summer Camps including
* Surf´s Up
* Multi-activity
* Adventure Extreme
* Wet and Wild
* Motor Sports
* Star Factor
* Pony Camp
* Learn French and Spanish
* Learn English
* Excursions
* Football Academy
* Tennis Academy
* Golf Academy

- Day Camps
* Funtime for 5 - 6 year olds
* Activity Zone for 7 - 8 year olds
* Action Adventure for 9 -12 year olds
* Teen Scene for 13 -17 year olds

- We also offer
* School Tours
* Personal Development and Adventure for Transition Year
* Educational Activity Courses
Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure, Cork
Courses / Programs
Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure is an English language school in the village of Schull in West Cork in the South-West of Ireland.

We provide English summer courses for juniors and teenagers. Students are divided into groups according to age and level - ages 9-12 and 13-17.

We also provide a Young Kids' English Summer Camp for children ages 3-8. Your child can make new friends, while learning and playing through the English language.

Because our English summer camps for young kids and juniors are located only a few minutes walk from our Adult English school, Mum & Dad are always nearby.

We synchronise timetables so parents, younger kids and also their older siblings can attend one of our 3 separate, but closeby centres. This allows them to easily enjoy a unique ‘whole family’ learning experience, but with the needs of each family member attended to, according to their age and level. 

Our your learners make great progress in their English language skills, particularly listening and speaking. Our courses are professionally designed, and our teachers are qualified, experienced experts.

Our students build great confidence in using English. Each student's age, needs & learning styles are catered for. We offer a level assessment and interview on the first day and then you will join the class for your level.

In addition to our summer English courses, closed group or 'one to one' or 'two to one' English courses for juniors are available any time throughout the year.
Summer English Courses - 2 weeks +
For children (ages 9-12) & teenagers (ages 13-17) from beginner to advanced

- 20 English lessons per week in small classes

- Homestay with a local Irish family

- Full leisure program including excursions & weekend trips

- After course support

Young Kids' English Summer Camp
For children ages 3-8
Your child can make new friends, while learning & playing through the English language.

Timetables are synchronised so that parents & kids can attend classes at the same time, allowing FULL FAMILIES to join the school.
mackdonald language academy
Courses / Programs
mackdonald language academy is an ACELS accredited English language school in Ireland. We have schools in three course locations across Ireland: Kilkenny, Dublin and Waterford. Throughout the whole summer (June, July and August) we offer 'all inclusive' English language holidays to students (aged 9-19 years) from all over the world.

We are specialized in offering 'all inclusive' summer camps for kids, teenagers and young adults during the summer. Everything is included in one price: English lessons in small classes, host family accommodation or residential accommodation (on campus), many trips & activities, a lot of sports, airport transfers and plenty of fun...

Students are totally immersed in the English language at all times - inside and outside the classroom. They do not only improve their English, they also get a very good impression of the cultural and natural beauty of Ireland. Everyone is guaranteed a successful and fun-filled time with us in Ireland!

Learn English & Experience Ireland with mackdonald language academy!
English Summer Camps in June, July and August for kids, teenagers and young adults aged 9 - 19. Classes take place between 9.00 and 13.00. All levels.

Courses are 'all inclusive': English lessons, accommodation, afternoon & evening programme, many sports activities, cultural and social excursions and trips.

Success & fun guaranteed!
Thomas´s London Day Schools
Courses / Programs
Thomas's London Day Schools are a group of family run, co-educational schools for children from the ages of two and a half to thirteen. We offer first class Kindergarten, Lower, Middle and Upper School education in our preparatory schools throughout London. Thomas's educates over 1,850 children in Battersea, Clapham, Fulham and Kensington, with two Kindergartens, in Battersea and Pimlico. Children are taught from the age of two and a half up to senior school entry at the age of eleven or thirteen.

After kindergarten, children join their preparatory schools at the age of four. Pupils from Thomas's, Kensington and Thomas's, Fulham may transfer to Thomas's, Battersea or Thomas's, Clapham at the age of eleven. In these exploratory years, we offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects and skills so that by the time they leave us our pupils will have begun to identify individual areas of talent. Thus, in a positive and stimulating environment we ensure that each child achieves the best academic results of which he or she is capable.
Kindergarten Program; Lower School Program (Age 4 to 7); Middle School Program (Age 7 to 10); Upper School Program (Age 10 to 13). Our broad curriculum gives the pupils, during their formative years, the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects and skills. French, Music, Drama, Art, Pottery, Ballet and PE are taught by specialist teachers.
Irish College Of English, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Recognised by the Irish Department of Education, The Irish College of English (ICE) is a high-quality English language school in Dublin, Ireland. Each year, our International Youth Summer School offers a range of summer English courses for children and teenagers from around the world. Our summer programs are designed for students aged between 12-17 and take place in June, July and August. Student start dates are flexible and courses are based on 2, 3 or 4 week stays.

ICE has two locations in Dublin: Malahide is a beautiful coastal town in North Dublin and Swords is a large and lively suburb on the North Side of the city. Both of our centres are located in friendly, residential areas that are close to both the airport and the city centre. Students stay with carefully-selected host families within easy reach of the school.

Our English summer camps attract young students from all over the world and it is a great opportunity for students to improve their English and grow to love the language by living it. They will attend English classes in the mornings and participate in afternoon activities. We also offer English & Sports camps and Intensive English camps.
English summer courses for 12-17 year olds - 2, 3 or 4 week stays:

- Classic Summer English Program (15 hours English tuition plus activities)
- Intensive Summer English Programs (24 hours English tuition plus activities)
- English & Sailing (15 hours English tuition, 12 hours Sailing, 2 cultural trips per week)
- English & Golf (15 hours English tuition, 12 hours Golf, 2 cultural trips per week)
- English & Horse-riding (15 hours English tuition, 12 Horseriding, 2 cultural trips per week)