August 31, 2020
Carfax Education, the leading global education group, announced the launch of the first international ranking of top private schools, the Spear’s Schools Index. In partnership with Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals, Carfax Education has released the first global index, which lists the 100 best private schools around the globe.
Categorized by region, prospective parents and pupils can now access a list of the top 100 schools across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, expertly chosen by Carfax Education and Spear’s.
As well as formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are ranked on their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare students for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.
Top schools listed for 2020 that are providing exceptional education for students, include the well-renowned British boarding schools such as Eton College and Harrow School as well as those further afield, such as Pembroke House in Kenya and Aitchison College, Pakistan. With Carfax Education experts on the ground across the world, the index is the most comprehensive global list available.
Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “We provide expert education consultancy across the world, with offices in London, Oxford, Monaco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Singapore and Hong Kong. We foster a distinctive drive for excellence, and that starts with our team, so we are extremely well placed to offer an objective view on the best private schools across the globe.
“Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a family will make for their child and that’s why we wanted to create an index that provides a trusted perspective on the very best schools. The impact of a child’s educational experience goes far beyond the academic alone, and for that reason we looked at each school’s unique ethos and how they prepare students for the future, when determining schools that made the cut.
“Our moto is ‘academic excellence without borders’ and we’re so pleased that we were able to reflect this in being part of the first global ranking of schools – with institutions from almost every continent included. We know that finding the right school can be a daunting experience and we hope that this comprehensive list will assist many families through what can be a confusing time.”
Edwin Smith, Editor, Spear’s Magazine, said: “Spear’s has built an unrivalled reputation for helping our high-net-worth readers to find the very best advisors – people they can trust to look after the things that matter most. Each year we update our indices of the leading wealth managers, property advisors, divorce lawyers, tax advisors and reputation managers – but never before have we produced an index of leading schools.
“With the help of experts at Carfax Education, we have whittled down an array of fantastic schools from around the globe and retained just the 100 very, very best. We are delighted to be able to add schools to our highly acclaimed indices so that parents and families have the objective guidance they need when selecting the right school for their most precious assets of all.”
Lists in this year’s Spear’s Schools Index include:
- Top 20 UK Senior Schools
- Top 10 UK Prep Schools
- Top 10 Switzerland
- Top 10 Rest of Europe
- Top 15 USA
- Top 5 Middle East
- Top 10 Southeast Asia
- Top 10 Rest of the World
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October 15, 2019
Carfax Education Monaco, established in the Principality since 2011 and recognized as one of the most trusted providers of British and American tutors on the Riviera and as the source professional advice on applications and admission to the most-in-demand schools and universities of the UK, US, and Switzerland, has moved to a new office in Monaco’s Carré d’Or.
We are now open at Le Prince de Galles, 5 avenue des Citronniers, Monte Carlo, 98000 Monaco. Our telephone number (+377 98 80 11 80) and the website (www.carfax-education.mc) remain the same.
There is easy parking at the Metropole Shopping Centre car park which is right next door to our building.
Our Monaco staff speak English, French, and Russian and are always glad to be of help with all education-related enquiries, including arranging tuition with our high-calibre tutors or consultations with our education consultants who visit Monaco from our London office regularly.
November 2, 2018
It is with much sadness that Carfax have received news of the recent death at the age of 81 of Mr. Edward Paul Campbell Greene on October 17, 2018 at his home in Oxford. Mr. Greene was a tutor who founded Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in 1967 and became a great influence on the Oxford tutorial college industry. Founders of most, if not all, tutorial and sixth-form colleges in Oxford and some further afield had worked or taught for Mr. Greene before setting up on their own.
This includes the founder of Carfax, who had been a pupil at Greene’s prior to joining its staff and eventually being appointed the Lower Master. Some years later, when our founder was thinking of a name for his new education enterprise and wanted one that would have a recognizable Oxford ring to it, it was Edward Greene who suggested the name Carfax.
Some of early Carfax pupils and tutors will remember having tutorials in Mr. Greene’s beautifully appointed home in Pembroke Street that he generously opened to Carfax before Carfax College was established in its own permanent premises. To many, having tuition in this house full of interesting books, artefacts and curiosities, roaring open fires in winter, excellent coffee all year round, and above all Edward’s kind interest and wise counsel on all matters, became a major part of their Oxford experience.
Edward Greene was a man of extraordinary kindness, wide erudition, sharp mind of a polymath, iron logic, inimitable style, impeccable taste, faultlessly correct form, genuine modesty, thoughtful tact, steadfast principles, and firm Christian faith. All combined with the deepest capacity for friendship and enjoyment of life in a true original like no other. Whilst his passing severs one of increasingly few links to a long-gone world of gentlility and elegance and marks an end of an era for those whose life he had enhanced and enlightened, his legacy will live on through the lasting influence on his many friends and pupils.
The funeral will be held in Oxford on November 14, 2018 starting with worship at 11 a.m. in Mr. Greene’s home led by Revd. John MacLeod, the Minister of the London congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, followed by burial at Botley Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.
February 1, 2018
Натали окончила Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. С 2014 года преподаёт английский как иностранный. В преподавании ей удаётся соединить два главных увлечения: театр и образование. В Лондоне Натали вела практические семинары Creative ESOL, главная цель которых – помочь развить навыки устной речи и снять языковой барьер посредством театральных представлений. Благодаря тому, что родители Натали были дипломатами и путешествовали по миру, Натали говорит на нескольких языках и хорошо знает культуры разных стран. В Carfax Москва Натали будет преподавать английский и театральное мастерство на английском языке.
February 1, 2018
December 12, 2017
Для тех, кто рассматривает поступление в британские университеты или просто хочет узнать больше об учёбе в Великобритании, наша команда экспертов по высшему образованию разработала уникальную довузовскую программу обучения.
В ходе программы у Вас есть шанс побывать в настоящем кампусе при университете, пообщаться с представителями приемной комиссии и реальными студентами.
Подробное описание программы можно найти по ссылке:
November 21, 2017
Dr. Daniele Labriola, Carfax Consultant’s higher education specialist, spent the weekend in Milan presenting to parents and pupils at the bilingual MILE school. Dan’s presentation covered all aspects of applying to UK and US universities, stressing the importance of a strong academic performance as well as a wide range of co-curricular activities and outside interests. Parents and pupils had the chance to question Dan about the application process to two very different systems, the best preparation and tips on a first class personal statement.
Dan Labriola pictured with Adriana Sorbellini, the Founder of MILE School, Milan
November 15, 2017
Carfax Consultants Eleonora Suhoviy, Joanna Patterson, Eva Jingyi You and David Tysoe, recently visited Switzerland to attend an event in Soerenberg sponsored by HTMi (Hotel and Tourism Management institute) and hosted by WEBA and then visit schools. The Soerenberg event involved a workshop to meet a range of schools and universities from around the world, as well as a visit to HTMi and a presentation about the school and a trip to Hochalpines Institut Ftan.
Following this Eleonora, Eva, Joanna and David visited a number of leading Swiss boarding schools, including Lyceum Alpinium Zuoz, Le Rosey, La Garenne, Beau Soleil and Aiglon, where they met senior members of staff and looked round the schools.
Picture: Le Rosey’s new 45 million CHF concert hall, also housing the new music and arts centre.
November 8, 2017
Carfax recently welcomed a group of pupils from Academia Arguello to Carfax College as part of the exciting Oxonians Project. The pupils from Cordoba, Argentina, spent two weeks at Carfax College in Oxford studying English as well as honing their skills in Business Economics and Design Technology. The pupils also attended a presentation given by Carfax Consultants on UK university admissions with particular emphasis on Oxbridge applications. They were also given the opportunity to experience life in Oxford and sample some of the traditions that the city and University are famous for, including attending choral evensong at Christ Church, visiting the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, and attending formal hall at Wadham College, as well as visiting Cambridge and a number of tourist sites such as Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace and the city of Bath.
Тему тьюторства главный редактор русского Татлер Ксения Соловьева затрагивает в своей колонке ноябрьского Татлер.
October 31, 2017
Кто они, эти таинственные выпускники Оксбриджа, на которых иные родители возлагают столько надежд?
Об опыте одного из них, ныне директора репетиторского подразделения Carfax в Лондоне, читайте в главном номере журнала.