Making the Right Choice
At St Edward's College we appreciate how important choosing the right school for your child is. Which is why we take the time to meet with each family individually to better understand the needs of the student and tailor to your child's needs. We encourage parents to come to the school and get a feel for the warm atmosphere amongst the staff and students.
Our heads and senior staff are also available for meetings should the need arise. Our Admissions Department can easily be contacted to set a convenient time and date for a visit. We look forward to welcoming you to St Edward's College.
How to join us
Should a family want to enroll their child, they firstly need to know from which age they wish them to start. This will help when assigning a student to a scholastic year.
Once this is established, parents must inquire about availability with the Admissions Department and will be guided to fill in the online application form.
A number of supporting documents must be submitted like:
- a copy of the child's passport or birth certificate
- a copy of the parents' passport (in the case of an international application)
- a copy of the vaccination card
- academic reports from previous schools (in case of Junior, Middle or Senior School applications)
English language is the language of instruction at St Edward’s College. A command of the language allows students to access the curriculum and hence be successful. Consequently, as part of our admissions policy we require the following.
Early Years and Junior School (age 2 – 10)
When enrolling students for our Early Years (age 2 – 6) language or academic requirements are not necessary.
- We believe that a student will pick-up the language and skills they need through interaction with other students and exposure to the English language in class.
In the Junior school classes (age 7 – 10)
- Basic English language skills are required in order to be able to follow the lessons.
- In the younger classes, academic skills like knowledge of the English alphabet and the ability to form the shape of each letter and number would be required.
- In the older classes of Junior school, a more proficient ability to read and communicate in English is required.
- Maltese language is compulsory for students who have been in Malta for more than 2 years.
- Maltese as a Foreign language is a compulsory subject for all international students.
Middle School and Senior School (age 11 – 15)
- Upon enrolment a video must be sent to the admissions office.
- The video would consist of the student introducing himself, discussing his hobbies and describing himself.
- This will give our teachers an understanding of the level of English of the student beforehand.
- Should the need arise, the Head of Section, will ask for a Skype interview with the student.
- The last school report must also be submitted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Sixth Form (age 16 – 18)
Students enrolling for the IBDP Sixth Form course:
- Will undergo an entry interview by the Head of the Sixth Form.
- The interview can either be done face-to-face to via Skype.
- Applicants must also send a copy of the latest school report and also a certificate indicating the level of English.
- 6 passes in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) or 6 Secondary Education Certificate (SECs)
Language Requirement Guidelines
- In classes Year 7 and Year 8 students are required to have a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level of minimum of A1/A2.
- In classes Year 9 and Year 10 students are required to have a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level of minimum of B1.
- In classes Year 11 students are required to have a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level of minimum of B2.
- In classes Year 12 and Year 13 students are required to have a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level of minimum of B2 or 5.5/6 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
English Refresher Course
- A 4-week English refresher course will be organised by the school.
- All non-native English speakers from age 5 to 18 are obliged to attend the course.
- Should a student not be able to attend the course for any valid reason, will be tested during the first week of school.