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Education Institutes

International Schools in Colombo

Asian International School

4/97, Thalakotuwa Gardens, Colombo 05. (near Apollo Hospital)
Tel.: 011-251 3181, 011-251 2182-4 Fax.011 251 2633
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Asian International School is affiliated to the International Schools Association based in Geneva / Florida. AIS is the 2nd school in Colombo to be affiliated with a Global International Schools’ System. 1200 students have the privilege of studying in one of the best International Schools in Colombo, which has its own lovely buildings in spacious grounds. Facilities at AID include, Labs, Libraries, Computers, Indoor Games, Sports and other Extra Curricular Activities. Students study in the English medium. Sinhala and Tamil are taught as second languages. AIS follows the British system of education and students in the Secondary School sit for the British General Certificate of Education (GCE) O/ Level and A /level examinations.

A new swimming pool was ceremoniously opened on the 22nd January 2009 which is housed in the new building complete with state of the art facilities.

Results each year are among the best in the island.

British School in Colombo

63, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08.
Tel.: 011-532 9329 Fax: 011-532 9334
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The British School in Colombo is an independent, co-educational school for academically willing children aged between 2½ and 18. The school site houses both Junior and Senior Schools, with shared sports facilities, canteen and auditorium, but all other facilities are for the exclusive use of each school. The British School in Colombo admits children of any religion, race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School, provided that there are openings available.

Colombo International School

28, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07.

Founded in 1982, the Colombo International School (CIS) is an English medium school with separate Infant, Junior and Secondary sections. The Colombo branch is centrally located in Cinnamon Gardens with an enrolment of 1400 students. The curriculum is based on the British GCSE/GCE O, AS and A2 Level qualifications.

Gateway College

185, Koswatta Road, Rajagiriya

Tel.: 011-288 8288 Fax: 011-288 8282

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70/18, Riverdale Rd, Aniwatte, Kandy.

Tel.: 081-223 3670 Fax: 081-222 6205

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62, Negombo Road, Kuarana

Tel.: 031-222 7722 Fax: 031-222 7878

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Web: www.gatewayworldwide.com

Gateway College, Colombo, Gateway College, Kandy and Gateway College, Negombo are three of the island’s most sought after schools. All schools follow the English National curriculum and provide education from foundation (2 1/2 years upwards) to Graduation.

Foundation Stage (2 ½ to 5 yrs)

The programme of study in the Foundation Stage as set out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority of United Kingdom incorporates six aspects of learning - Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Creative Development, Physical Development, Personal Development, Social and Emotional Development and Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Ordinary Level

A healthy balance of subjects is offered to both major streams of study at Ordinary Level. The Science students necessarily study Business and Communication Systems while the Commerce students necessarily study General Science. In addition, all students have the choice of subjects from the streams of Aesthetics, Languages and Humanities.

Advanced Level

At the Advanced Level, students are able to take 3 to 4 subjects. The College encourages the students who wish to pursue demanding careers such as Medicine to take 4 AL subjects. Students taking only 3 subjects are able to take the first year of a British Degree in IT or Business Management over 2 years along with the 3 Advanced Level subjects. The school offers subjects ranging from Science, Mathematics, Business and Humanities streams.

Students of the school have been provided with facilities to engage themselves in a variety of sporting and other co-curricular activities, including Athletics, Cricket, Basket Ball, Net Ball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Chess, Soccer, Interact Club, Science Society, Commerce Society, Maths Club, Computer Club, English Literary Association, History Society, Geography Society, Environmental Club, Quiz Club, in addition to the religious societies of the four major religions.

Learnium International School

Nursery School:
10, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07 Tel.: 011 268 8066
Primary and Secondary School:
945/8A, Morris Rajapakse Mawatha, Ethul Kotte Tel.: 077 436 9157, Tel./Fax: 011 288 8284

Learnium International School-Colombo has been offering educational services since January 2008 in the field of formal education from Nursery Level to A/L as well as tertiary training courses.

Learnium maintains its standards with modern classes limited to 20 students, Multimedia, library and computer lab with internet facilities, and friendly, reliable, experienced local and foreign teachers. The school is at a homely environment in convenient location at Ethul Kotte.

Lyceum International School

Parent School Nugegoda

Mailing Address: 3/1,Raymond Road, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Tel: 011-282 2387, 011-430 1121 Fax: 011-430 1120

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Web: www.lyceum.lk

Branch School Wattala

Tel: 011-481 3808 Fax:011 481-9021

Branch School Panadura

Tel: 011-428 1190, 011-428 1027 Fax: 011-428 1190

Branch School Ratnapura

Tel: 045-436 0417 Fax: 045-436 0418

Branch School Gampaha Tel: 033-223 1927, 033-467 4543

Lyceum is a fully fledged K-12 school and the largest international school in Sri Lanka, providing a variety of subject choices and extra-curricular activities.

Lyceum International School which provides a world-class education under a programme designed to preserve national identity and social norms of this country has produced many more students who have scored highest marks in the world, at the London ‘O’ Level Examination.

Admission

Admission to any lyceum school is difficult and very competitive and those who wish to join a Lyceum school must inquire from the school about vacancies well ahead of the closing date for applications. This information can be obtained by telephone or email.

If vacancies exit for the required grade the parents and the child should come to the school to meet the registrar by appointment. Appointments will be granted between 8.30am and 1.30 pm. An interview and/ or an admission test will be conducted. If all criteria are fulfilled an application form will be issued by the school. Further details regarding the procedure for admission

Placement

The placement of the child as a student of a Lyceum school shall be decided by the administration of the school alone. It is based on a number of factors including the age, previous school records, and the Childs ability to follow the work done in a particular grade where the placement is sort for.

Overseas School of Colombo

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Pelawatte, Battaramulla.
Tel.: 011-278 4920/2 Fax: 011-278 4999
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OSC is a co-educational school for children from 3 to 20 years. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (www.cois.org), OSC offers the International Baccalaureate Programme from preschool to Grade 12. OSC has developed a curriculum which takes from the British, American and Australian education systems. OSC is the Sri Lankan examination centre for SAT testing.

Students are accepted throughout the year but will be placed in a grade or class according to the determination made by administration and relevant staff. This placement will reflect the student’s previous educational experience, age, maturity, linguistic proficiency and academic needs. In certain circumstances students will be placed in a lower grade level to meet their educational needs.

Stafford International School

37, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 07.
Tel.: 011-269 4592, 011-471 7717
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Stafford accepts children from 3+ years. The School operates in the English medium and follows the British national curriculum up to Advance Level. its curriculum and now prepares students for London Exams exclusively, where Science, Technology, Commerce and Management Studies are given highest priority.

Royal Institute International School of Higher Education

191, Havelock Road, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-259 2747-8, 011-250 8173 Fax: 011-258 0564

Royal Institute prepares students for London AL and Local AL (English medium) examinations in both Science and Commerce Streams. Its two branch schools in Nugegoda and Maharagama also offer Science and Commerce Streams. While the Nugegoda branch school teaches from the Nursery upto OL & AL University of Cambridge examinations, the Maharagama branch school teaches from the Nursery upto OL & AL (Edexcel )
examinations.

Wycherley International School

232, Bauddhaloka Mw., Colombo 07.
Tel.: 011-258 8743, 011-250 3201

Wycherley accepts children from 3 ½ years upwards for Nursery, Primary & Secondary Education, and Preparation for G C E (O/L) & (A/L) Examinations of the University of London.

 

Private Schools Conducting National Curriculum in English Medium

Ceylinco Sussex College Network

28, Jambugasmulla Mawatha, Nugegoda
Tel.: 011 - 281 2764, 011 - 292 2296

Ceylinco Sussex College Network is committed to maintain and foster traditional values and respects and appreciates the multi - religious, multi - ethnic, multi - cultural character of our country. Our wealth is in our pupils. They have already established 20 schools. Classes from Play Group to Advanced Level – follows Sri Lankan Curriculam in English Medium.

Ceylinco Sussex Schools islandwide:

Ambalangoda, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Bandarawela, Galle, Gampaha, Horana, Kandy, Kegalle, Kiribathgoda, Kuliyapitiya,Kurunegala, Malabe, Matara, Moratuwa, Negombo, Nugegoda, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, and Wennappuwa

IDM Nations College

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Branches:

Matara: Kandy: Apmara: Kiribathboda: Colombo 4: Dehiwala:

IDM, with its experience in servicing the Nation in ICT Education and Training since 1981, has now taken steps to establish a network of National Colleges. The main objective of IDM Nations College is to organize a solid mechanism to deliver local curriculum in English medium and the British curriculum within a framework of National culture reinforced by Sri Lankan heritage.IDM Nations College provides facilities to conduct above mentioned academic programs starting from Kindergarten up to GCE O/L and A/L.

Vidura College

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Vidura College moved into their new complex at Hokandara, Thalawathugoda in May 2009.

The academic year at Vidura begins in January and Admissions are normally done before January. It is unlikely that vacancies would be available during the middle of the year. The Grade into which a student is admitted will solely depend on the age of the student. The student will, however, be tested for the suitability to the grade applied for.The curriculum followed is Sri Lankan and the students are prepared for the Sri Lankan GCE examinations. The students will have to study Sinhala, Tamil, Religion (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam) and are expected to have a sufficient standard in the mother tongue, at admission The School is divided into four sections. Facilities will also be provided for students wishing to sit IGCSE or G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) London Examination

Special Needs Schools

Ceylon School for the Deaf & the Blind

521, Galle Road, Ratmalana.
Tel.: 011-261 1338
Tel: School for Blind: 011-263 4226
Tel: School for Deaf: 011-263 6351

This is a residential operation divided into two schools; one for the sight impaired and the other for the hearing impaired. The schools have over 350 students, many are residential. A branch of this school is in Kaithadi, Jaffna.

Chitra Lane School for the Special Children

45/3, Chithra Lane, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-258 2758, 011-250 3906

Chitra Lane School is a day school providing education, vocational and extra-curricular programmes for 265 intellectually impaired children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 22 years. Divided into junior, intermediate and senior levels, the students can follow the programme in either Sinhala or Tamil medium.

Dady’s Lanka

2 A, Pamunuwa Junction, Nava Rohala Road, Maharagama.
Tel.: 011 - 579 9623, 071 - 681 2521

This institute consist of Child Guidance Clinic, Special Education Research Centre, Autism Centre, and an Early Childhood Development Centre. Special educational and therapeutical interventions are carried out from pre-school to age span classes, organ music, computer, elocution, and dancing under the guidence of Dr. Sudath Damsimha. The school provides special educational services and attends to pshycological development problems including Autism and other communication disorders and behavioral disorders of needy children.

Dr. Reijintjes School for the Deaf

14/2, Andiris De Silva Mw., Rawathawattha, Moratuwa.
Tel.: 011 - 265 5786 Fax: 011 - 552 4396
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Web: www.schoolforthedeaf.lk

The Dr.Reijntjes School for the Deaf in Moratuwa, started in 1984 with 8 deaf pupils under the care of Mrs. Tineke de Silva from the Netherlands. The School was growing so fast that new buildings were constructed with the help of Dutch Organizations. All the deaf pupils also needed boarding facilities, as they live far away from Moratuwa. After 10 years the number of deaf children was growing to 100.

At this Deaf School the deaf pupils get a normal school programme like any other hearing child. Only the method of teaching is different. The extra lessons they get here are speech therapy, drama, dancing and expression & art classes. Through these lessons the deaf children learn to express themselves and get self confidence, to face the hearing society.

Dr. Reijntjes Deaf School is free of charge and all the pupils get a free hearing aid of the School. The school celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

First Step

44/3, Subhuthi Mw., Subhuthipura, Battaramulla.
Tel.: 011-287 4002
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Within the mainstream First Step preschool is a section called ‘Special Edition’ which provides a programme designed for children with special needs. Aides trained in special education develop individual programmes. School possesses 25 staff members and 75 children. School hours are 8.00am to 12,00pm.

Nisansala Centre

Tudella, Ja-Ela.
Tel.: 011-223 7360, 011-224 0890, 011- 224 7924
Fax: 011-223 3043

This school caters to special needs children with intellectual disabilities from the age of 5 years. A separate school focuses on special needs children from 12 years.

Sumaga Special Need School

17/2, Bhodirukkarama Rd., Waragoda, Kelaniya.
Tel.: 011-291 4060

Over the past 20 years this school and Montessori have been catering to special needs children with intellectual disabilities, especially autistic children.

Associations

Disability Organisation Joint Front

368, Galle Road, Ratmalana.
Tel.: 011-272 1383
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The Joint Front has 21 member organisations, including several parent associations for the disabled based out of Colombo.

Parents Association for the Advancement of the Special Person

28, De Alwis Place, Dehiwala.
Tel.: 011-273 2676

This Association provides support to parents of special needs children and has information about special needs resources.

Resource Centres

Chitra Lane Children’s Resource Centre

45/3, Chithra Lane, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-258 2758, 011-250 3906

The centre works with children, parents and schools to implement remedial education programmes. The centre runs a hearing, speech and language unit that will do audio metrical evaluations. The Children’s Resource centre is open 8.30 – 4.30 on week days. Consultations are by appointment only.

Colombo Centre for Special Education

80/7, Layards Road, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-259 1641 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A Training Centre for the mentally disadvantaged. This is a centre for vocational training for boys and men with special needs.

Ministry of Education

Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
Tel.: 011-278 5141

The Ministry of Education maintains a list of special needs schools that have registered with the Ministry as well as government schools which have established special needs units.

Sri Lanka Council for the Blind

74, SLCB Building, Church Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.
Tel / Fax: 011-232 9564, 011-239 9834
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This is the only premier, principal national service provider organization for the Blind / Vision Impaired persons in the whole of Sri Lanka

  1. The Braille press and library service the only such service provided in the whole of Sri Lanka.

  2. Provision of Braille and Talking Book Library facilities to Blind/VI students in 13 residential schools in 13 districts including North and East.

  3. Eye Care Service

  4. Assisting the visually handicapped students pursuing higher studies.

  5. Rehabilitation of the war blinded and the adult blind.

National Council for the Deaf

625/98 Sri Jayawardenapura Rajagiriya.
The National Council for the Deaf
625/98, Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha, Rajagiriya
Tel: 011-286 5080

The National Council for the Deaf is a non-Governmental, non denominational, voluntary social service organization.

The basic aim of the Council is the social rehabilitation of the Deaf and the Fight against Deafness. In order to fulfill these objectives – awareness, and identifying the Hearing Impaired (Deaf) , early diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation is most important.

National Federation of Sports for the Disabled

5A Kettarama Temple Road, Maligawatte, Colombo 10.
Tel.: 011-268 9287 Fax: 011-267 6035
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The Federation is under the Ministry of Sports and responsible for developing and promoting sport for the disabled. The Federation is involved in 13 sports including athletics, archery, badminton, basketball, cricket, cycling, power lifting, soccer, shooting, swimming, table tennis, wheel chair tennis and wheel chair marathons.

 

Government school

 

International Schools

Primary and Secondary

International schools

Some schools have the traditional teacher-led approach while others have the student-centred approach philosophy. Some schools have in-house facilities for sports while others require children to travel by school buses to such facilities at various places in town. A small number of international schools are permitted to employ teachers from overseas.

There are over 150 international schools island-wide. In this section, we have listed a small number of international primary schools in Colombo with some details and have listed some schools out of Colombo. Information of these schools has been obtained from school administrators, websites and school prospectus.

 

Pre-Primary Schools

             Many of the international and private schools have preschool classes. Some preschools which are in Colombo are listed below

 

ABC Pre School

(Please refer advertisement in this section)

 8, Spathodea Avenue, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-258 5540

A.B.C. School of Early Learning has introduced a school with new ideas, incorporating the latest teaching methods of activity based and child centered learning. Following activities are available for kids.

Sand play, water play, Manipulative play, Exercise of practical life, Dramatic play, Field trips, Baby Yoga / Kids skill activities (gym), Rhythm and Music, Story telling and finger puppets, anb Play dough modelling.

 ABC School of Early Learning

(Please refer advertisement in this section)

78, Chithra Lane, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-258 5273, 011-258 5614

A.B.C. School of Early Learning has about 150 students from ages 2 to 5 + and committed teaching staff of 25. The medium of instruction is English but Sinhala and Tamil speakers are catered for.

ABC also runs after-school activities from 3pm during weekdays including English language, computer, speech and drama, karate and art and craft classes. The school carries out extra curricular activities from Monday to Friday from 2.00 in the afternoon to 6.00 in the evening. Activities and lessons include following:-

  • Speech and Drama, Art and Craft, Modern
  • Oriental Dancing, Karate
  • English, Sinhala, Tamil, Japanese
  • Computer, Mathematics
  • Play skool for Toddlers

 Asian International School

4/97 5th Lane Thalakotuwa Gardens Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-251 3181 Fax: 011-451 2161
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AIS accepts children from 2 ½ years to Kindergarten. The Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Schools are located on the same site. Students study in the English medium. Sinhala and Tamil are taught as second languages. AIS follows the British system of education and students in the Secondary School sit for the British General Certificate of Education (GCE) O/ Level and A /Level examinations.

 Colombo International School

28, Gregory’s Rd, Colombo 07.
Tel.: 011-269 7587, 011-269 1644, 011-268 1085 Fax: 269 9592

 

CIS - Kandy
Tel: 081-223 4298

The Infant Section of CIS consists of around 350 children in four educational levels. Playgroup, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

 First Step

44/3, Subhuthi Mw., Subhuthipura, Battaramulla.
Tel.: 011-287 4002

The preschool programme focuses on activity centres and encourages free play while the pre-kindergarten programme provides opportunities for more formal instruction. ‘Special Edition’ is a programme designed for children with special needs. First step is opened from 8am to 12pm weekdays.

 Gateway College

185, Koswatta Road, Rajagiriya.
Tel.: 011-288 8288 Fax: 011-288 8282
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70/18, Riverdale Rd, Aniwatte, Kandy.
Tel.: 081-2233670 Fax: 081 - 2226205
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62, Negombo Road, Kuarana
Tel.: 031-2227722 Fax: 031 - 2227878
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Web: www.gatewayworldwide.com

Gateway College, Colombo, Gateway College, Kandy and Gateway College, Negombo are three of the island’s most sought after schools. All schools follow the English National curriculum and provide education from foundation (2 1/2 years upwards) to Graduation.

Foundation Stage (2 ½ to 5 yrs)

The programme of study in the Foundation Stage as set out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority of United Kingdom incorporates six aspects of learning - Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Creative Development, Physical Development, Personal Development, Social and Emotional Development and Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 International House of Montessori for Children

13 1/1, Horton Place, Colombo 07.
Tel.: 071 416 0626
29/16, Gunasekera Gardens, Nawala, Rajagiriya
Tel.: 011 - 286 8298, 011 - 553 5719

The team at International House of Montessori is dedicated to take your child on a voyage of discovery through Sensorial Development, Exercises of Practical Life, Speech and Drama, Music and Movement, Art and Craft, Language, Mathematics, Geometry, History, Geography, History, Geomatry, Environment, Computer Science, and Social Graces.

 Lyceum International School

Mailing Address: 3/1,Raymond Road, Nugegoda.
Tel.: 011-282 2387, 011- 430 1121 Fax: 011-430 1120
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Web: www.lyceum.lk

Lyceum is a fully fledged K-12 school and the largest international school in Sri Lanka, providing a variety of subject choices and extra-curricular activities. Lyceum has branch schools in Gamapaha, Kandana, Panadura, Ratnapura and Wattala.

 Mystical Rose Montessori

941/30, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte.
Tel.: 011 - 493 8335, 011 - 286 4495
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Mystical Rose Montessori run by Asha Illeperuma, who is a British qualified teacher and they also conduct an activity school for Speech & Drama, Music, Ballet, Art and Dancing etc. Apart from this, they also prepare children for local and foreign examinations such as Trinity Guildhall, LAMDA and Thames Valley University, U.K.

 Mother’s Touch Montessori & Family Daycare Centre

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No. 6, Walter Gunasekera Mw., Nawala.
Tel.: 011- 280 5047
Mobile: 077 704 1121

Mother’s Touch is a home based family day care centre, a registered organization in Sri Lanka which is committed to run high quality Child Care, Toddler Care, Play Group, and Montessori School for kids from 6 months to 6 years.

Mrs. Geetha Kaduwela – is the Chairperson at Mother’s Touch – International Vocational Academy qualified in Sydney, Australia is an Educationist and a Consultant, in Children’s services, Early Childhood Development & Education.

 Pre-OSC

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 Internationally accredited Pre-OSC is a branch of the Overseas School of Colombo (OSC). The OSC preschool accepts children from 3 years of age. There are currently two parallel classes of 15 children with one teacher and one assistant per class. Children from 2 to 4 years of age are accepted. The school operates from 8am to 1:30pm.

 Overseas School of Colombo - Preschool

(Please refer advertisement in this section)

Pelawatte, Battaramula.
Tel.: 011-278 4920-2
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OSC is a co-educational school for children from 3-18 years. OSC is the only IB World School in Sri Lanka, accredited by the Council of International Schools, U.K. It is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and is a full member of the South Asian Inter School Association (SAISA) and Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA).

OSC offers the International Baccalaureate programme from preschool to Grade 12

OSC multi-aged Pre-school running from 7:30 am to noon is for students aged 3 and 4 years. Here, teachers introduce aspects of socialisation, cooperation, sharing, leadership and classroom behaviour through a range of "child centred" activities including Music, Physical Education, Information Technology, Library Skills and Swimming.

 Sam’s Place

17, Park Avenue, Colombo 05.
Tel.: 011-250 6012, 011-250 4534, 077-737 4248

Sam’s Place is divided into the infants, toddlers, playgroup, nursery and kindergarten sections. Children are accepted from 4 months to 5+ years. English is the main language of instruction though Sinhala speaking children can be catered for.

 Stepping Stones Montessori

5, Epitamulla Rd., Pita Kotte. Tel.: 011-286 5676

Stepping Stones takes children from age 2 to 5+ years. The school is open from 8.30am to 11.30am five days a week. English is the medium of instruction but Tamil and Sinhala speaking children can be catered for.

 The Little House

312/2, Cinnamon Hill, Hokandara South, Thalawathugoda.
Tel.: 077 736 7259, 077 612 4117

The Situated in a large garden in a countrified setting with ample room for lots of outdoor play, The Little House welcomes children up to 5 years.

Elizabeth who runs the playgroup has extensive experience working in and running playgroups in the UK. She strongly believes that the working environment should be happy and fun. The resulting warm, relaxed atmosphere provides an ideal setting for stimulating and varied practical experiences in which children acquire the ideas and information they will use in later life.

The Little House is open from 8.00 am to 12.0 noon and is situated 10 minutes from the parliament along the Talawatugoda/Hokandara Road, in a very safe location away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 Tumble Tots Montessori & Day Care

4, Rodrigo Mw., Nawala. Tel.: 011-286 3660

There are three levels; playgroup, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Instruction is in the English medium and Sinhala lessons are available for final year children who are moving on to local schools. Classroom activities take place from 8.30am to 11.30am each day and the day care programme runs from 11.30 to 18.00.

 Deanna’s Pre School

30/63 H, Longdon Place, Colombo 07. Tel.: 011-250 4771/2

Young Explorers is a small preschool for children from 15 months to 5 years. The school operates from 8.30 am to 11.30 am.

 
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