St Clare’s, Oxford

St Clare’s, Oxford is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school located in Oxford and has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma for over 40 years, longer than any other school or college in England. It is also an IB World School. The college has a worldwide reputation for expertise in providing the IB Diploma and embraces internationalism and academic excellence as its core values.

Students from over 45 countries study at St Clare’s, including a significant number of British students. The atmosphere is informal and friendly, with an equal emphasis on hard work and developing personal responsibility and mutual respect between staff and students. In 2021, six St Clare’s students gained the maximum 45 points, another seven scored 44 points with 47% of students achieving a 40+ point score.

University destinations are outstanding with students gaining places at some of the world’s top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Bath, Edinburgh, Imperial, Harvard, NYU, UCLA, Berkeley, Queens, McGill, Maastricht, and Bocconi. St Clare’s has 3 full-time university and careers advisors who assist students with every aspect of their university applications wherever in the world they want to apply too.

There is an especially wide range of subjects on offer, and in addition, St Clare’s can teach literature face-to-face in over 25 different languages, something that is not available in any other school in the UK. The college also offers a one-year Pre-IB course which includes 2 GCSE’s and a two-year Middle School Programme for students aged 14 – 16 years old, which contains elements of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) with the opportunity to gain 5 IGCSE’s in Maths, English and Science. As well as the IB, St Clare’s offers a University Foundation Programme, English language courses, Gap Year Courses and a very successful Summer School for Junior, Teenagers and Adults.

St Clare’s campus is made up of 27 large Victorian and Edwardian houses to which purpose-built facilities have been added. These include a beautiful library with over 35,000 volumes, a dining room, and a popular student café. There is an award winning building housing 4 science laboratories and 3 mathematics classrooms and an art studio, music rooms and student accommodation. Students live in college houses close to the central campus, under the care of House Parents. St Clare’s also welcomes students from the local area as day students. There is an extensive programme of social, cultural and sporting activities and students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities that Oxford provides.

St Clare’s is most definitely different to any other college in Oxfordshire and rightly so. We have a different approach to studying, living, and developing the students as young adults, creating knowledgeable, open-minded and inquiring minds.

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St Clare’s, Oxford

Courses Offered

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Middle School Programme
  • University Foundation Programme
  • Gap Year Courses
  • English Language Programmes
  • Summer Courses

University Campus

  • Oxford

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