Mill Hill: London in the countryside
Our courses are aimed both at students who will be joining British Boarding Schools and at those who wish to sample British education in the summer.
We offer courses to ages 12-17, combining English learning with academic subjects, including mathematics and science or sport. These core elements are complemented by a varied programme of Creative activity classes including music, drama, IT, film-making and art.
Although the focus of our courses is on academic progress, the varied social programme and the exciting range of activities and excursions ensures that students find their summer at Mill Hill stimulating and rewarding.
Set within the campus of internationally renowned Mill Hill School, we are able to offer first rate facilities, indoor heated swimming pool, newly refurbished classrooms, a comfortable and homely boarding house and extensive sports facilities. The safety and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and our suitably trained staff ensure the welfare of pupils from the moment we meet them at the airport to the final farewell on departure.
The Mill Hill Summer School timetable comprises 15 hours of English per week, with a further 15 hours per week divided equally between creative activity classes and either mathematics and science or sports.
Courses last from 2 to 8 weeks and enable young learners to consolidate their knowledge of English, whilst gaining an insight into life in a British boarding school.
There is a placement test on arrival to establish English levels. These levels along with the age and nationality of our students will be given consideration when dividing them in to classes. The maximum class size is 12 students and lessons take place in the newly refurbished campus of The Mount, Mill Hill International School.
The mathematics and science classes combine the learning of subject specific vocabulary with practical experiments in well equipped laboratories.
A lively programme of sports and social activities ensures that all students are occupied and entertained each evening, with sports based activities and a range of social activities such as talent show, British quiz, disco and film night.
Each week there are two full-day excursions; one to nearby London and the other to attractive destinations such as Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Students are accommodated in comfortable single, twin and triple rooms in the boarding house, with separate sections for boys and girls and with a shared common room with television, games and DVD player. Boys and girls may not enter each other's boarding sections or bedrooms. There is an appropriate level of supervision in the boarding house, which is comfortable and homely.
The boarding school experience, whether for 2, 4 or 8 weeks, is a great lesson in independence and co-operation for all students, and also an ideal preparation for those planning to continue their education in a British boarding school.
The safety and well being of our students is our key priority and all staff, from the Course Director to the English teachers and Activity Leaders, play their part in ensuring their welfare. Some of our staff have first aid training, and where necessary students are taken to the local doctor or hospital for medical treatment, in the unlikely event that this is required.