Malta, Valletta: Verdala International School

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Date: 12/01/2011 Location: Valletta Malta Description: Verdala International School
 - State Dept ImageDate: 12/01/2011 Location: Valletta Malta Description: Verdala Interantional School - State Dept Image




The Verdala International School is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises 2 semesters, extending from September to December and from January to June.

Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Directors, elected for one year terms by the Foundation of the Verdala International School. Membership in the Foundation is automatically conferred on all parents of children enrolled in the School. The School is registered in Malta under the Verdala School Foundation as a non-profit organization and is licensed by the Ministry of Education in Malta.

Curriculum: The school’s program includes the SAT I, SAT II, and I.G.C.S.E the International Baccalaureate. Instruction is in English. French, Italian, and Spanish are taught as foreign languages. The School offers English-as-a-Second-Language studies. Electives include art, music, drama, computing, and yearbook. Extra-curricular activities include chess club, volleyball, basketball, soccer, drama, and sword-fencing. The School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 43 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 322 (PK-grade 5: 138; grades 6-8: 66; and grades 9-12: 118).

Facilities: In September of 1987, the School relocated to a 6-acre site in a suburban setting. Facilities include 2 libraries, 3 computer laboratories and 4 science laboratories. There is access to a basketball court and a gymnasium. The school also has two artificial turf soccer pitches.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School's income derives from tuition and fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $6,210; Kdg.-grade 5: $8,260; grades 6-8: $9,066; grades 9-10: $9,710; and grades 11-12: $9,855. There is a registration fee of $2,070 for K -12 and an administration fee of $210 for all grades. The capital levy fee is $430 per year. These fees are billed in euros but payable in any convertible currency. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars and are subject to the exchange rate.)


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