Secondary and High School
Laying the foundation for every student’s success
Our students help shape our curriculum. We encourage them to choose their own projects as this helps to develop highly engaged learners with groundbreaking work. Our class size has a rich teacher-to-student ratio to ensure that your children receive more personalised academic and pastoral support.
We are committed to a fluid interdisciplinary approach to education. Our boutique secondary school environment ensures that learning objectives in one subject flow into others, consolidating learning and allowing students to make personally meaningful connections through experiential tasks. For example, map skills in Geography might feed into compass directions, coordinates and scale in Mathematics, which could feed into orienteering in Outdoor Education.
Right from the get-go, we put your children on the path to examination success. Through bi-annual assessments, mock examinations, study skills sessions and study instructions, your children can develop both confidence and knowledge as they prepare for their examinations.
Internationally recognised curriculum
EtonHouse has a culture of academic rigour, caring and individualised support for students in their Secondary and High School years. Our students are happy, engaged with their learning, and aptly ambitious for their future. Our personalised approach ensures that our students develop as independent learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to appreciate their contribution to society and to be prepared for the next steps in their lives.
Our pedagogical approach utilises a fusion of proactive use of information technology and inquiry-based learning to develop essential skills in students. Our curriculum is constructed to emphasise the interconnectedness across subjects so that students develop an integrated understanding that is relevant to the demands of the 22nd Century.
Our curriculum develops into the internationally recognised and respected Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme in Years 9, 10 and 11. Developing the IGCSE curriculum over three years allows students to develop both depth and breadth in their study. This preparation will serve them well as High School students, where they will be offered the IB Diploma Programme.
In May 2020, EtonHouse International School Orchard officially became an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Diploma programme to prepare its students with a robust curriculum for university. The IB Diploma Programme is one of the most established and highly regarded international qualifications among the world's best universities. EtonHouse at Orchard is currently a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)*.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.