St Clare’s – Boarding School

Oxford - UK


Ffrom 1 September to June 2024 (2 yrs)





Programma IB

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St Clare’s is a co-educational sixth-form college for day and boarding students in beautiful north Oxford. They offer the Pre-IB course and IB Diploma. The atmosphere is informal and friendly, with an emphasis on personal responsibility and a strong commitment to your studies. We put our success down to a combination of factors:

  • IB World School: they have been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma for over 40 years, longer than any other school or college in England. There are only 13 other institutions in the world that have taught the IB for longer than us
  • Academic excellence: A strong worldwide reputation stems from the consistent quality of last IB Diploma results. Our 3-year average is 39 compared to a world average of 33 points
  • Quality teaching: All latest inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) highlights the quality of  their offering and superb outcomes
  • State-of-the-art facilities: The charity status means that all income is channeled back into the school. Over the last 3 years, 6.1 million has been spent on new facilities
  • International Outlook: Internationalism is a core part of our values. The diverse study body of over 40 nationalities creates a welcoming environment to value differences
  • Careers Development Institute (CDI) accredited advisers: Specialist careers support options for further study, apprenticeships, internships, and gap years around the world
  • Excellent staff to student ratio: Small class sizes of no more than 15 students, provide dedicated support to stimulate learning and encourage you to succeed
  • Stimulating learning environment: They offer a wide range of academic subjects and extra-curricular activities. Learning is not limited to the classroom, but extends to all aspects of student life and supports the development of the whole person
  • Academic location: Oxford provides a stimulating study environment. This world-famous student city enables you to immerse yourself in the academic resources available


Average class size is 9 students

30 hours of classroom lessons Monday to Friday

55 minutes/ 6 subjects ( 3 standard levels and 3 higher levels) plus core elements TOK, CAS, and EE

The school obtained an excellent set of IB results, which reflects the outstanding work of students and staff.

  • IB achieved a 100% pass rate.
  • An excellent set of IB results with an overall average points score of 39 compared to a world average of 33 points. 39 points are considered to be equivalent to at least A*, A, A at A-level combined with a top grade in the EPQ
  • 6 of the students achieved the perfect score of 45 points, placing them in the top 1% of students globally
  • 47% of students scored 40 points or over (equivalent to at least A*, A*, A at A-level)
  • IB leavers have secured places at top universities across the globe including the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, and The University of Edinburgh in the UK; the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Berkeley, Tufts University and Scripps Liberal Arts College in the USA and Leiden University and Bocconi University in Europe.

Attività ed Escursioni

The study program includes enriching experiences outside the classroom.They offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which promote personal growth in a stimulating and informative way. These include team sports, study visits, and excursions. CAS experiences (Pre-IB and IB study program only) as well as Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (Pre-IB and IB study program only). Many students comment how they value the range of opportunities available to them.

Study visits and excursions

Field trips have an educational, cultural, environmental, sports, or social focus. In previous years students have taken part in Biology, Environmental Systems, and Societies, History, and Languages study visits in both the UK and beyond.

It takes just one hour by bus or train to get to London and once you have tried the Tube you can reach anywhere in the city fairly easily.

There are lots on offer in the capital city including a diverse selection of restaurants, theatre shows, and local markets. And the city is not short of high streets and designer shops at places like Brent Cross, Westfield, Harrods in Knightsbridge, Hamleys toys on Regent Street, and Oxford Street.


At different times of the year, if you like sport, you can use the wonderful facilities at the nearby gym, compete for a college team, or join a club in the city:

  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Yoga

In addition, you can try something new like:

  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing in Cornwall
  • Go-karting


  • Application to the school/district identified
  • Definition of Academic Curriculum
  • FEE enrollment costs
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • School enrollment
  • Full board homestay accommodation
  • District health insurance
  • Assistance during the stay with local coordinators
  • Agency Fee
  • Transportation from the airport to the host family